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Joseph J. Tierney, Jr.

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Joseph J. Tierney, Jr. practices primarily in the areas of professional liability and commercial litigation.  Before joining the firm, he clerked for the Honorable Edward B. Cottingham, resident circuit judge for the Fourth Circuit of South Carolina.

Joe’s Practice

Joe handles numerous business, nursing home, commercial litigation, and products liability cases.  Since joining the firm in 1999, he has received multiple state court defense verdicts representing

  • Individual Physicians in cases involving Alleged Physician Negligence
  • Local Hospitals in Negligence Actions
  • Private Businesses in Premises Liability Cases

In addition to his state court practice, he has successfully received defense verdicts in U.S. District Court for

  • Individual Physicians
  • Pharmaceutical Defendants
  • Hospitals
  • Lawyers

Admitted to practice

  • South Carolina, 1997
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, 1999


  • Mississippi College of Law, J.D., 1997
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., 1993



  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • ALFA International
  • Health Care Section
  • Contributor, Health Care Compendium
  • Grace Episcopal Church
  • Widows and Orphans Society