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$5.8M.  $5M.  $3.5M.  $2.7M.  $2.15M.  $2M.  $1.9M.  $1.6M.  And the list goes on.

My objective as a personal injury lawyer is simple -- to help people who have been injured and damaged by the actions and misdeeds of corporations, businesses, individuals, and other wrongdoers.  Based on the results I have obtained for my clients for the past 17+ years, my objective is achieved on a regular basis, day in and day out.  These results include: $5.8M for a client injured in a automobile collision; $5M for the estate of a decedent who was killed because of a desgin defect in an automobile;  $3.5M for a client injured when her car was hit by an intoxicated driver; $2.7M for a client injured because a staircase was improperly maintained; $2.15M for a client injured because of insufficient railing on a walkway; $2M for the estate of a decedent who was killed in an automobile accident; $1.9M for the estate of a decedent (a minor) who was killed when exiting a school bus; $1.6M for a client injured because of an uneven walking surface; and numerous other $1M level/six figure results. 

These results are greater and more numerous than many lawyers who have a higher AVVO rating than I do.  Does an AVVO rating lower than I deserve bother me?  No, not at all.  Instead of taking time away from my practice to increase my AVVO rating (such as attending golf/seminar meet-and-greets), I stay focused on my practice and my clients.  Focus that creates results for my clients.  I thoroughly enjoy the practice of law and and obtaining results that matter.



Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
  2. Slip and Fall: 25%
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
  4. Brain Injury: 20%
  5. Maritime: 5%



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  • David S. Henson

    I have worked with Chris as co-counsel on a number of matters over the last 15+ years. He is a highly talented, hard working lawyer and a creative legal thinker. I highly recommend him for all South Carolina personal injury needs.


    David Henson Land use and zoning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Douglas C Martinson II

    I endorse this lawyer. I have know Chris since high school and we went to law school together. So I have known him for a very long time. I have also referred a case to him in SC and he did an incredible job on the case. Chris is a excellent and diligent attorney, who works hard and cares about his client's. He also gets great results. He is the person to call in South Carolina!


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Contact info

Joye Law Firm, LLP

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


SCGood Standing199107/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Most Honored ProfessionalsAmerican Registry2016
10 Best Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2016
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2015
National ChampionUSMS2015
Top 10 in USAUSMS2014
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2014
Top 10 in USAUSMS2013
ListedWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2013
Top 10 in USAUSMS2012
Top 10 in USAUSMS2011
Top 10 in USAUSMS2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJoye Law Firm, LLP1998 - Present
AttorneyNelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP1991 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember, Leaders Forum2005 - Present
Leadem FoundationFounding Member2004 - Present
Charleston County Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
South Carolina Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jane Doe$1,600,000.00
John Doe$2,150,000.00
Jane Doe$750,000.00
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington and Lee University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of KansasBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1987