Harrell Law Firm, PA

Harrell Law Firm, PA

At the Harrell Law Firm, P.A., our focus is on helping plaintiffs who have been injured receive compensation for their damages.

Firm Overview

We understand the anxiety that often goes along with litigation and do our best to minimize it. Whether your case involves a personal injury claim, medical malpractice allegations, or a toxic tort lawsuit, we work to reach a settlement in the most efficient and economical way. We also help prevent litigation, by assisting you in the preparation of your will and supplementing it when necessary. Our firm is skilled in Alternative Dispute Resolution. We also offer mediation services. We are experienced negotiators. If none of these methods are appropriate for your case, or have failed to result in a resolution, we are zealous advocates in the courtroom. We pride ourselves on being a traditional boutique law firm with an emphasis on personalized client service. Our firm is small and client-focused. We have a track record of success based on our comprehensive experience and up-to-date legal knowledge. We strive to resolve your case with as minimum conflict as possible, all the while seeking the maximum compensation to which you are legally entitled. For your legal needs, contact us at our Harrell Law Firm, P.A. We serve all those in the Charleston, S.C. area.

Main Office

Main Office
2000 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Suite 2001
Charleston SC 29407


(843) 766-4700



Office Information

Office Hours

9 to 5 Monday through Friday

Office Manager

Shelia Arroyo

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken


John Harrell

Harrell Law Firm, PA

After growing up in Charleston, John received a Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of South Carolina prior to attending Georgetown University Law Center to earn his Juris Doctorate. Having completed his undergraduate studies, John founded and managed a government contracting firm, which he continued to run while attending Georgetown University. Upon his return to Charleston, John became an Associate Attorney with a well-established Charleston law firm, where he began his practice in insurance defense and construction litigation. Presently, John is the managing attorney at the Harrell Law Firm, PA, which he established in 2001. In addition to his vast legal experience, John served as a Commission Member on the South Carolina Judicial Merit Selection Commission from 2007-2014 and has been an adjunct professor at the Charleston School of Law since 2013. John has been named among U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers in America for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. He is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, American Association for Justice, and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

Recent Professional Distinctions

U.S. News and World Report:
Best Lawyers in America, *special distinction in Construction Law – John D. Harrell, Sr. – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018
U.S. News and World Report:
Best Law Firms in America – Harrell Law Firm, PA – 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018
Bar Associations & Admissions:

South Carolina Bar Association, Admitted 1998
United States District Court, Admitted 1999
United States Court of Appeals, Admitted 1999
District of Columbia Bar
Charleston County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Advocacy Associations:

NITA Advocates Association (National Institute of Trial Advocacy)
American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.