Joel (Jay) Anderson Berly IV has joined Butler Snow’s Charleston, S.C., office. He will practice with the firm’s commercial litigation group, focusing on a wide variety of complex civil litigation matters.
Prior to joining Butler Snow, he served as a law clerk to The Honorable R. Bryan Harwell, United States Chief District Judge for the District of South Carolina. He also clerked for The Honorable Mary Geiger Lewis, United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina before he joined Chief Judge Harwell’s chambers.
“We are excited to continue growing our Charleston office with the addition of Jay,” said Christopher R. Maddux, chair of Butler Snow. “He joins an experienced team of litigators who provide great value to our clients and our firm.”
Berly is a member of the South Carolina Bar and the Charleston County Bar Association. He received his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and his Master of Studies in Law and Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law.
Butler Snow’s commercial litigation team handles a wide array of complex disputes arising from contract and business arrangements for a broad range of businesses nationwide, as well as all types of government investigations, audits and civil fraud cases. The practice is led by some of the firm’s most experienced trial lawyers who have gained regional and national reputations for successfully handling complex commercial litigation, class actions and mass tort matters. The team includes in-house CPAs, banking personnel, insurance personnel and others, providing invaluable contributions to their case strategies and work product.