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Richard A. “Trey” Jones III

Associate | Columbia, SC |

tjones@turnerpadget.com   |   vcard   |   803-227-4273


Trey has a passion for being in the courtroom—a passion he first discovered while clerking for a circuit court judge his first year out of law school. He was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina and practices law in Turner Padget’s Columbia office. Trey prides himself on being a native South Carolinian who understands the nuances of the people in all 46 counties of South Carolina and believes that helps him best represent his clients’ interests in the courtrooms across South Carolina.  

Trey spent the first three years of his career with a mid-sized insurance defense firm where he primarily focused on medical malpractice litigation defense and nursing home/long-term care litigation defense. Trey’s desire to have a more balanced practice led him to Turner Padget, where he is a member of the Insurance Litigation Defense Team—but continues with his professional liability practice as well. Trey finds reward in obtaining great results for his clients and prides himself on providing honest, accountable and straightforward legal advice to his clients. Trey represents insurance companies in property/casualty disputes, medical malpractice allegations and nursing home negligence allegations. 

In law school, Trey received the CALI Award, given to the student earning the highest marks in the course, in ‘Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation.’ His passion for counseling clients and negotiating settlements, along with establishing personal relationships with his attorney counterparts, play large roles in obtaining favorable results for his clients. 

Trey coordinates and oversees the Columbia Attorney Basketball League, an annual league that promotes networking, fellowship and sportsmanship for the 70-90 attorney participants. Outside of the office, Trey enjoys spending time with his wife, Caroline, their two sons and their dogs. Trey enjoys spending time working in his yard, watching USC athletic events and visiting South Carolina’s beautiful beaches. Trey also serves as a Board Member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia. 

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