About Joseph O. Thickens

Joe Thickens

Joseph O. Thickens



Bar Admissions

South Carolina – 2013
United States District Court, District of South Carolina – 2013


University of South Carolina, B.A., Political Science – 2010
University of South Carolina, J.D. – 2013

Professional Associations & Memberships

South Carolina Bar
Richland County Bar

South Carolina Association for Justice

American Association for Justice


Super Lawyer/Rising Star – 2021

Legal Elite of the Midlands – 2021

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiffs – 2022

Joe is a founding member and partner at Cavanaugh & Thickens, LLC.  Previously, Joe practiced at a defense firm with a focus on personal injury cases involving automobile accidents, slip/trip and falls, and defective products.  He also handled numerous cases involving insurance coverage and bad faith and is applying his experience in that area to assist individuals whose claims have been denied or who have received lowball settlement offers from their insurance companies.  Joe also represented large trucking companies, medical providers, and construction companies during his time as a defense attorney, and has tried multiple cases in South Carolina courts.

Joe is originally from Rock Hill, South Carolina.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina in 2010, and his law degree from USC in 2013.  During law school, he worked in both private and public legal settings, including a private defense firm and the South Carolina Court of Appeals.

Joe and his wife Hannah live in Columbia, South Carolina, where they are active members of Shandon Baptist Church. Joe enjoys following college sports, as well as golfing, hiking, cycling and kayaking in his spare time.


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