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Joseph Odell Thickens

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Columbia, SC

Cavanaugh & Thickens, LLC
1717 Marion St
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-888-2200
Fax: 803-888-2219
Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in South Carolina Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney Joseph Odell Thickens is a partner and founding member with Cavanaugh & Thickens, LLC, law firm in Columbia, South Carolina. A top-rated trial lawyer with more than seven years of total legal experience, Mr. Thickens provides unmatched advocacy and support to clients throughout South Carolina's Midlands region and all across the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Workers' compensation
  • Medical malpractice
  • Personal injury

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Thickens has achieved remarkable success fighting for the rights and interests of those adversely affected automobile accidents, defective products, slip-and-fall accidents and other preventable tragedies. Prior to focusing on plaintiff personal injury litigation, he worked as an insurance defense attorney, so he has invaluable insight into the industry that helps him devise the most effective strategies possible to help his clients recover the maximum amount of compensation they deserve.

At all turns, Mr. Thickens provides highly personalized counsel to his clients to help them make the best-informed decisions, and he has gained a reputation for his in-depth legal knowledge along with his aggressive advocacy and unwavering commitment to those he serves. Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, he has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers along with numerous testimonials from his satisfied clients.

A 2010 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in political science, Mr. Thickens returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2013. He is admitted to practice before all South Carolina state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. He is also an active member of the Richland County Bar Association and South Carolina Bar Association as well as the South Carolina and American Association for Justice.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022

About Joseph Odell Thickens

First Admitted: 2013, South Carolina

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Shandon Baptist Church

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Association for Justice
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Richland County Bar
  • South Carolina Bar
  • South Carolina, 2013
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina, 2013

Educational Background

  • University of South Carolina, B.A., Political Science – 2010
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Office Location for Joseph Odell Thickens

1717 Marion St
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803-888-2200

Fax: 803-888-2219

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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