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The Firm

Experience. Integrity. Results.

Harrell Law Firm, PA (HLFPA) is an established boutique firm serving South Carolina since 2001. Prior to founding the firm, Managing Attorney, John D. Harrell, Sr., worked for a large law firm in Charleston. He learned through practicing in a “big box” law firm that the care of clients in that environment can tend to be impersonal and too bottom line oriented.  Because of this, he left and established the Harrell Law Firm, PA in an effort to offer a choice representing a return to the ideals of the traditional law firm with an emphasis on highly personalized client service.

This philosophy is the theme of the firm, from lawyers to file clerks, and is the required mindset of anyone who works at the Harrell Law Firm, PA. The attorneys that established and those that now comprise Harrell Law Firm, PA have made an affirmative commitment to maintain a practice that remains small and focused enough to be selective of its clients in order to develop strong personal relationships with those clients, yet comprehensive, experienced, and knowledgeable enough to handle complex litigation matters and complex transactional matters.

Harrell Law Firm, PA encompasses all of this and more; with over 15 years providing legal service throughout the state, the firm has accumulated the ability and resources of the larger “big box” firms without sacrificing quality client interaction and service.


Harrell Law Firm, PA has been named among Best Law Firms by US News and world report.

John D. Harrell, Sr.  Lead Attorney

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 Doctor. After graduating from 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, and 2016. 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.