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Chappell Smith & Arden PA is pleased to announce that attorney Andrew Fajardo has joined the firm.

Fajardo is an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who has argued cases and handled appellate work before the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission and the appellate courts. He has focused his legal career almost exclusively in the field of workers’ compensation.

“I am excited to be able to put my experience and skills to work for one of the most preeminent injury law firms in the Southeast,” Fajardo said. “Chappell Smith & Arden is known for its experienced, focused and passionate trial lawyers and I am proud to be part of the team.”

Fajardo earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from USC in 2006 and previously attended the South Carolina Governor’s School of the Arts in Greenville, SC. A member of the American Bar Association,South Carolina Bar Association and Richland County Bar Association, Fajardo is admitted to practice in South Carolina courts.

“Andrew Fajardo is an excellent attorney who comes from a diverse background, being the son of a Colombian immigrant, and knows the value of hard work and the obstacles that many people face in their daily lives,” said partner Bill Smith. “We look forward to his contributions in aggressively seeking justice for our clients.”

Chappell, Smith & Arden was founded more than two decades ago and now has offices in Columbia,Charleston, Rock Hill, Aiken, Florence and Sumter, South Carolina. The firm’s attorneys are licensed to practice in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and the District of Columbia.