Bell Legal Group Adds a Florence Office: Attorney Rod Jernigan Partners with the Firm

Florence, SC – August 16, 2010 – Bell Legal Group is proud to announce that attorney Rodney Clark Jernigan Jr. (Rod) has partnered with the law firm and will continue to practice from his Florence office as a member of the Bell Legal Group team. This adds a third South Carolina location to the firm, which currently maintains offices in Georgetown and Sumter. Mr. Jernigan’s practice will continue to focus on personal injury, products liability and worker’s compensation.

“The partnership is a positive move for both firms,” said Ed Bell, founding partner of the Bell Legal Group. “We are always looking for better ways to serve our clients, and having an office in the Pee Dee area will certainly help us achieve our mission. Rod was looking for resources to expand, so the fit was there. We believe his experience will strengthen our team’s capabilities.”

Prior to joining forces, Mr. Jernigan practiced law in Florence for 33 years where he founded the Jernigan Law Firm in 2002. His will continue to practice from his office at 602 Second Loop Road. “Our clients can expect the same personal service and attention that they have come to know over the years. Only now they’ll be backed by 11 of the state’s top litigators and a capable staff of 30. This makes us better equipped to meet client’s needs in every situation,” said Jernigan.

A Florence native, Mr. Jernigan earned a J.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1977, where he was a member of the prestigious Society of Wig and Robe (predecessor of Coif), and a member of Phi Delta Phi. He is currently the secretary of the South Carolina Association for Justice and has spent time lobbying for SC Trial Lawyers Association. An attorney dedicated to the practice of law, Mr. Jernigan has enjoyed teaching seminars in the fields of mediation, closing arguments, insurance litigation and arson litigation.

Mr. Jernigan has served his community as the past president of both the Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce, and has been an active member and served on the board of directors of the YMCA, the Alston Wilkes Society, the United Way, and the Boys and Girls Club. He served his alma mater as the president of the USC Gamecock Club.

Mr. Jernigan is admitted to the SC Bar, U. S. District Court, District of South Carolina, and 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Contact information:

Rodney Clark Jernigan (Rod), Esq.
Bell Legal Group
602 Second Loop Road
Florence, South Carolina 29505
Phone: 843.664.0540
232 King Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone 877-453-5055
E-mail: rjernigan@edbelllaw.com

About the Firm:

The Bell Legal Group, established in 1983, is a national civil litigation firm that has built its reputation by specializing in complex trial litigation. Their experienced attorneys, backed by a dedicated staff of trained professionals, have successfully litigated cases on the local, state and national level. The firm combines a strong reserve of capital resources with state of the art technology to provide premiere service and assistance to affiliate firms, while guaranteeing their full commitment to each and every client. For more information on the Bell Legal Group call 877-453-5055 or visit www.belllegalgroup.com.