R. Scott Joye

Scott JoyePractice Areas

  • State Criminal Defense
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death


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Scott Joye has been practicing law since 1996.  Upon graduating from the University of South Carolina School of Law, Mr. Joye worked as a law clerk for the late Honorable Sydney T, Floyd, assisting Judge Floyd in the administration of his duties. Mr. Joye was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1996 and began practicing law as an Assistant Solicitor in the Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office. He was responsible for the prosecution of all types of major criminal cases in the  Court of General Sessions. In 1998 Mr. Joye entered private practice in his own  firm, R. Scott Joye, P. A. Ten years later that practice has evolved into Joye, Nappier and Risher, LLC.

Scott Joye is licensed to practice law in South Carolina and has handled Federal cases in Virginia and Ohio. He has concentrated the majority of his practice in the area of State and Federal  Criminal matters. In addition, Mr. Joye handles personal injury cases, as well as wrongful death cases.

Admitted to Practice

South Carolina, 1996
United States District Court, 1999



Francis Marion College (Francis Marion University)
Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society
Pi Gamma Mu Social Sciences  Honor Society
Dean's List
One of two EUREKA Conference representatives, 1991
BS in Political Science, 1991
University of South Carolina School of Law
Juris Doctorate
Phi Kappa Sigma


Bar Admissions

American Bar Association
South Carolina Bar Association
Georgetown County Bar Association



American Bar Association
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense  Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
South Carolina Trial Lawyer's Association
National College of DUI Defense 


Community Service

Waccamaw Youth Little League Baseball Sponsor

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