Albert “AJ” Bilbrey, Jr.

AJ was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 2018 after working with the firm as a law clerk for a little over 2 years. His experience includes matters involving personal injury, including injuries to seamen and longshoremen, wrongful death, vessel arrests, vessel documentation, maritime liens, ship mortgages, USCG suspension and revocation proceedings, construction defects, contract disputes, business formation, and other civil legal matters.

AJ was recently recognized by the South Carolina Supreme Court for providing pro bono services to the citizens of South Carolina and has been elected to the Board of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI) as Port Director.

He also serves on the Board of Directors for the nonprofit organization Clap Your Hands which provides therapeutic products to special needs children throughout the state free of charge.

Before becoming a lawyer, AJ worked diligently to provide service to those in need by conducting search and rescue and law enforcement missions as a member of the United States Coast Guard where he was awarded the Coast Guard Achievement Medal for superior performance. He strives to continue his devotion to the task at hand in his determination to provide thorough and efficient service to clients.

 Areas of Practice:

Admiralty and Maritime Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Construction Defects, Business Entity Formation, and Contract Disputes

Bar Admissions:

South Carolina 2018

U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina 2019

U.S. Court of Federal Claims 2019

Education:

Charleston School of Law, Charleston, South Carolina, J.D. Cum Laude, 2018

Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN, B.S. Business Administration, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Charleston County Bar Association

South Carolina Bar Association

American Association for Justice

South Carolina Association for Justice

Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI), 2021 Port Director

Merchant Mariner Credential, Master Inland 100 TON Endorsement, Mate Near Coastal

Community Organizations: Clap Your Hands, Board Member

phone (843) 883-9099
email: agbilbrey@jhcooper.com

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