Education & Professional Background
A lifelong resident of Columbia, South Carolina, Joe holds both a B.S. and a J.D. from the University of South Carolina. While attending law school, Joe served as a law clerk at the Fifth Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office; after graduation, he began working as an Assistant Solicitor for that Office, trying cases in both General Sessions and Magistrate’s Court.
Subsequent to his tenure in the Fifth Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office, Joe went to work for the Richard A. Harpootlian law firm, joining a team of other experienced litigators. There, he worked at the federal and state court levels handling a variety of criminal and civil litigation cases.
Joe aggressively seeks justice for his clients and is a tireless student of the law, leaving no stone unturned in his research and understanding of relevant case law that he can bring to bear in defending criminal clients and achieving a successful outcome for those with civil claims. He takes pride in finding solutions to complex problems and is passionate in his quest for justice for every client. Joe thrives on delivering practical advice for real-world problems.
An avid sports fan, Joe follows the Atlanta Braves, USC Gamecocks, and Carolina Panthers. He enjoys keeping fit and runs daily, and he loves a good game of golf and enjoys spending time with his friends.