August 22, 2013
Remembering a Legend: Statement from Motley Rice Co-Founder Joe Rice
- On Monday, Aug. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m., Ron’s family will receive guests at Motley Rice, 28 Bridgeside Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.
- On Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 11 a.m., a public service will be held at St. Andrew's Church, 440 Whilden St., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 with a burial immediately following at the Holy Cross Cemetery (located at the intersection of Harbor View Road and Fort Johnson Road on James Island, Charleston, SC 29412).
All are welcome to attend and pay their respects. Parking is limited at both St. Andrew's Church and the Holy Cross Cemetery.
Ron and I were partners and close friends for 35 years as we worked together to fight for our clients and their causes to build Motley Rice into what it is today. Not only is this a personal loss to me, Ron’s family, my family and our firm but also for so many more for whom Ron also was a devoted friend, mentor, collaborator, legal adversary and fellow crusader for justice.
Ron’s passing is an incalculable loss for all those he devoted his life’s work to, whether it was people harmed from asbestos exposure, State Attorneys General taking on Big Tobacco, 9/11 family members seeking to bankrupt terrorism, or anyone else who wanted his or her day in court to redress injustice. Ron proudly lived life as a trial lawyer.
All of us at Motley Rice will continue to devote ourselves to carrying Ron’s legacy forward and honoring his life and memory by redoubling our efforts to put the powerless on a level playing field with the powerful, to get them their day in court, and to win justice for all. As Ron would say, “We’ll leave no stone unturned.”
He will be greatly missed and forever remembered.
Read Ron's bio to learn more.