Sponsored by: Harris & Huge LLC
As a resident of Johns Island, attorney Stephen Harris is committed to giving his community a hometown legal practice where they can go for personal injury cases and even DUI arrests.
Harris & Huge LLC is expanding its downtown law practice with a second location at 3202 Maybank Highway. Set to open on Sept. 1, Harris will be the primary attorney at the Johns Island office while his law partner Ted Huge oversees the Charleston office on Spring Street.
“We’re making sure people on Johns Island are getting a local lawyer so they don’t have to go downtown,” Harris said.
Harris & Huge handles criminal defense, DUI defense, bankruptcy, personal injury and civil litigation cases. The new Johns Island office will focus largely on personal injury cases and auto accidents. The firm accepts all personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis so clients don’t pay any attorney’s fees unless they win the case and receive compensation.
Harris said when it comes to personal injury cases, it’s important for people to find an attorney who truly cares about their case and takes it seriously. Harris personally talks to clients rather than passing them off to a paralegal or staff member. “We give a personal touch,” he said.
The same goes for DUI cases. A DUI conviction has long-lasting implications. “People don’t understand how a DUI follows them around if they get convicted,” Harris said.
A DUI conviction stays on a person’s driving record and can costs a great deal in fines, fees and higher insurance costs, Harris said.
He stresses the importance of finding an attorney with experience in DUI cases. “Experience truly matters in hiring a DUI lawyer,” Harris said. “Don’t base your decision solely on price.”
Harris is committed to Johns Island. His children go to school there, he’s chairman of the Johns Island Community Association and active in the community. He wants his neighbors to know they have a local lawyer on their side.
The firm’s new slogan is “Local lawyers – downtown results” to emphasize the local office and extensive expertise available to people on Johns Island who don’t want the hassle of dealing with downtown traffic and parking.
“I know that’s where I want to be,” Harris said. “And, with traffic, I can work smarter by getting to my office in 5 minutes versus 45 minutes.”