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John Edward Roxon

Workers compensation Attorney at Myrtle Beach, SC

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    South Carolina - SC 32 years
    Maryland - MD 34 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1991
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1988
    Inactive - Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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I have been practicing law for nearly 30 years, primarily handling workers comp and personal injury cases for injured persons.  I am licensed in State and Federal Courts in South Carolina and Maryland.


During my last year in law school, and immediately afterwards, I served as law clerk fo the Chief Administrative Judge for the Seventh Judicial Circuit in Maryland, before moving to South Carolina.  For the past 19 years, I have served as the South Carolina Workers Compensation Panel member for the Professional Hockey Players Association, representing hockey players in South Carolina in injury claims. I have served as an adjunct law professor at both the Citadel and Charleston School of Law, teaching legal research and writing, oral advocacy and a course on Law and Society, which I developed.  For many years, I  served as counsel by appointment from the State for people involuntarily committed at their initial hearings.


After running my own firm for 10 years in Charleston, I joined the Joye Law Firm to open and manage their first branch office in Myrtle Beach, where I am currently the managing attorney.  I have handled cases throughout South Carolina, focusing primarily on workers comp and injury cases.  In 2015, I was elected to the House of Delegates of the South Carolina Bar, for the Fifteenth Circuit. In 2017, I was elected to the Board of Governors of the South Carolina Bar, Region III for a three year term. 


I still enjoy the challenges and rewards of the practice of law and look forward to many more years of helping those injured at work or by the negligence of others.

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Joye Law Firm, LLP
2050 Corporate Centre Drive
Suite 140
Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577


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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Prompt and helpful response
I appreciated his super quick input!
Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
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Mr. Roxon is an awesome attorney and an awesome guy. A true people's person. He turned a bad situation into a good one. I would highly recommend this attorney for any legal needs.
Posted by Joyce | September 14, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Didn't know what to expect
John and his staff where excellent. I was hurt on the job and was having trouble with my medical bills getting paid. I went to Joy Law Firm and spoke with John. He explained the process and kept me informed from start to finish. I didn't know what to expect but I believe I got the best. Thank you John and staff.
Posted by Brian | August 13, 2015
Brian's personal injury case
Hi may name is Brian and I went to another attorney before the JOYE LAW FIRM and she took my case felling pretty confident and after about the years she called me in her office and told me she taught I should drop the case because she didn't think it was winnable and I thought go my self you didn't think that two years ago. So my mother in law suggested I get all my case file paperwork from her and go talk with the JOYE LAW FIRM so I did and I spoke with Mr. John Roxon and he told me he thought it would be a tuff case but he would defiantly fight for me and my family and that's exactly what he did and after about one year Mr. Roxon got me and my family some compensation for my injury and doctor bills so I would defiantly recommend the JOYE law firm to anyone and I know if I need any more legal help I know who I can count on to be there for me and my family and that's the JOYE LAW FIRM so a special thanks to JOHN ROXON AND ASHLEY GRAHAM .
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Joye Law Firm
  • 2009 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Charleston School of Law
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Adjunct Professor
  • The Citadel The Military College Of South Carolina
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Owner
  • Roxon Law Office
  • 1999 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Seventh Judical Circuit State of Maryland
  • 1987 - 1989
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  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978


  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2017 - Present
  • Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group
  • Member, Workers Compensation Section
  • 2015 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Workers Compensation Section member
  • 2013 - Present
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • 2009 - Present
  • Injured Workers' Advocates
  • 2009 - Present
  • Horry County Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • South Carolina Workers' Compensation Educational Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Professional Hockey Players' Association Panel of Workers' Compensation Attorneys
  • South Carolina Panel Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • 1991 - Present
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • 1991 - Present
  • United States District Court South Carolina
  • 1991 - Present
  • United States District Court Maryland
  • 1989 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • 1988 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • House of Delegates
  • 2015 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • One of Nations Top Injured Workers Attorneys
  • Work Injury Law and Advocacy Group
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Evaluating and Preparing the Workers Comp Case
  • Workers Compensation
  • 2017
  • Ask a Lawyer
  • General Legal Topics
  • 2016
  • IWA Paralegal and Legal Assistant Seminar
  • Questions to Ask at Intakes/New Technology
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (10)
Endorse John
Workers compensation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"John Roxon is a tremendous attorney and even better person. John has a wealth of legal knowledge and experience that enables him to achieve the best possible results for his clients. In addition to being a great lawyer, he is also a wonderful teacher. As a new lawyer, I am incredibly grateful to work for John and look forward to seeing my skills develop under his leadership."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"John's ability to gather all of the facts, understand them, and present them in a fashion which is both compelling and persuasive is second to none. He is an extremely gifted trial attorney and anyone would be fortunate to have him represent them on a case."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"John has a long track record of providing stellar service to his clients in the areas of personal injury and workers' compensation. As the supervising attorney for our Myrtle Beach office over the past six years, John has helped us grow our practice in the Grand Strand region each year. He is well respected by his peers and the feedback we have received from John's clients over the past six years has been consistently positive."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"John is a highly experienced attorney. He has an excellent command of the law. He is a compassionate and zealous advocate for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a thorough, highly skilled and compassionate attorney. He cares deeply about cases, as well as each of the clients that he represents. I would highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the good fortune to know and work with John for almost 5 years. He is a skilled lawyer, willing to go the extra mile for his clients."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a hard-working attorney who cares about his clients. He works hard to make sure that each settlement is fair and reasonable. We have been friends and colleagues for many years and he is an excellent attorney."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John Roxon knows the law for auto accidents and workers' comp inside and out. He has been practicing for many years and he has been very successful over the years. I am honored that he is my friend and colleague. He has an excellent work ethic and he always gets the job done."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John is an excellent lawyer who I've greatly enjoyed working with over the years, both on the defense and claimant side of workers compensation. He is diligent, thorough, and obtains great results for his clients. I'm proud to call him a colleague and friend."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known John for over 10 years and know him to be an honest and ethical lawyer who works hard for his clients. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a good injury lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He's courteous and competent. I have worked with him for over 25 years and have never had a disagreement even though we have been adversaries. I am a mediator now and work with him in that capacity. He has great negotiation skills and compassion for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a great Workers Compensation attorney and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Myrtle Beach Workers compensation Lawyer John Edward Roxon
John Edward Roxon
Workers compensation Attorney
Myrtle Beach, SC
Licensed for 34 years