Joy Stoney ’00
"If I can help break the cycle, I've achieved success."
About the Conversation
Joy Stoney, Class of 2000, discusses finding her calling as a criminal defense attorney. Joy aims to break the cycle of generational crime by being an example for the clients she serves. Joy graduated from Converse with a double major in political science and history, and was a Dean’s List and Pi Gammu Mu academic scholar. She earned a JD from University of South Carolina School of Law.
In August 2006, Joy opened the Stoney Law Firm, LLC in Charleston, SC. As a solo practitioner, she has a general practice but focuses primarily in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, workers’ compensation and disability claims. She is a member of several legal organizations and has been involved in numerous community service activities, which include regular speaking engagements that introduce children to the law. She has a passion for representing people in difficult situations who need assistance nagivating the legal system.
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- Converse College
About the Project
In celebration of our 125th anniversary, Converse is recording conversations that capture the unique voice, value and vision of our College community. The project launched during Reunion Weekend 2014, with a team of student digital journalists interviewing alumni, students, faculty and staff. The resulting stories span decades of friendships, life experiences and careers. The Conversations project was funded by a gift from President Betsy Fleming in honor of the College's anniversary.