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About Me

My practice at the Joye Law Firm focuses on personal injury litigation. I am experienced in handling and trying cases involving automobile collisions, slip and falls, sexual assault, and medical malpractice. I have extensive experience in legal writing and research and I handle the law firm's appellate practice. I also serve as an adjunct professor at the Charleston School of Law where I have taught courses on appellate advocacy as well as legal research, analysis, and writing.


Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
  2. Litigation: 30%
    2 years
  3. Appeals: 10%
    2 years

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Michael Brooks Derrick

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Michael Derrick Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert F. Goings

    Melissa Fried is a great attorney and proud graduate of Wofford. It's great to see her pursue her passions an attorney in South Carolina. I'd highly recommend Melissa.


    Robert Goings Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Joye Law Firm, LLP

5861 Rivers Ave Ste 101
North Charleston, SC, 29406-6044


SCGood Standing200909/15/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Michelle Robbins Memorial AwardCharleston School of Law2009
Federal CourtsCALI Award2009
Senior Articles EditorCharleston Law Review2009
Supreme Court SeminarCALI Award2008
Exceptional Service AwardCharleston Law Review2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct Professor of Appellate AdvocacyCharleston School of Law2013 - 2013
Adjunct Professor of Legal WritingCharleston School of Law2012 - 2013
Law Clerk to the Honorable Daniel F. PieperSouth Carolina Court of Appeals2009 - 2011
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florence Crittenton Programs of South CarolinaBoard of Directors2014 - Present
Berkeley County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
South Carolina Association for JusticeMember2011 - Present
Charleston County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
South Carolina BarMember2009 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
South Carolina LawyerSMART Act: A Ray of Hope on Medicare Lien Issues2013
Charleston Law ReviewReflecting the Best Interest of the Child: Middleton v. Johnson2009
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Charleston School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Wofford CollegeGovernment and EnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Goose Creek High SchoolEnd Distracted Driving: Student Awareness Initiative2013
Professionalism SeriesApplying the Honor Code After Law School: Ethical Concerns for Law Students as Future Lawyers2008