Robert Emmet Treacy, Jr. is the son of an English professor and a commercial fisherman. He was raised in Hampton, Columbia and then Charleston. After graduating from Bishop England High School, Robert worked his way through the College of Charleston (B.A. 1993) and the University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D. 1996). After a one-year judicial clerkship with a Circuit Court judge in Anderson, Robert was commended for his outstanding service from 1997-1999 as a prosecutor with the Oconee County Solicitor’s Office, and then worked in private practice focusing in criminal defense and civil litigation. In 2002, Robert returned to Charleston with his wife and joined our North Charleston office.
In 22 years of practice, Robert has handled thousands of cases, including many complex cases involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death, including several multi-million dollar recoveries for innocent victims of negligence. Robert has tried cases in all levels of South Carolina trial courts, the Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Social Security Administration and the U.S. District Court. Robert has argued before the S.C. Supreme Court and has briefed cases to the S.C. Court of Appeals.
Robert currently covers the entire state as the director of our litigation team. Having lived in several regions of the state, Robert feels at home anywhere in South Carolina.
100% of Robert’s practice is dedicated to fighting to recover fair compensation for innocent victims of negligence and recklessness. He believes that holding careless people accountable for the harm they cause makes our communities safer. Insurance companies hire lawyers to make excuses for people who are careless and to blame victims. Often, even if the defendant accepts responsibility, the insurance company will force a case to trial just because they do not want to fairly value the harms that were caused by an accident. In order to get the insurance company to pay the fair value of the harms that were caused by an accident, victims sometimes have to ask a jury to issue a verdict that speaks the truth of how severe those harms are and who is responsible for causing them. Insurance companies make money by taking in premiums and paying as little as possible for claims. Our civil juries serve a very valuable role in making sure that careless people are not allowed to run all over victims without the insurance companies making victims whole.
Robert and his wife, Malinda, live on James Island in Charleston with their dog, Poogan. They enjoy travel, good food, and spending quality time with friends and family.
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