The Jebaily Law Firm was born on the day that Ron Jebaily “hung a shingle” in Florence in 1969 after receiving his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
As the years passed, Jebaily’s own practice has changed and so has the firm he created. But he’s never changed course from that initial commitment to providing people in the Florence area with compassionate aggressive workers comp lawyer services.
A native New Yorker, Jebaily got his early training in the law there working under the great Moe Levine in the law firm of Levine & Broder. When Jebaily’s parents moved to South Carolina, he followed suit and quickly fell in love with the Palmetto State.
“I knew it was where I wanted to spend my career and set down roots,” he said.
As he began building his practice, he initially handled a broad range of legal matters. Over time, he began to focus his work on Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation cases. Today he concentrates almost exclusively on Workers’ Compensation cases.
Most recently, Jebaily was honored by Florence County Bar Association for Lifetime Achievement, as he received the Ralph King Anderson Jr. award. The award, named for retired S.C. Court of Appeals and Circuit Court Judge Ralph King Anderson Jr., is given annually to a member of the Florence County Bar who has, over a significant period of time, contributed to not only the character and quality of the legal profession but also to the community it serves
In 1976 Attorney Steven Glass joined Jebaily to form the firm Jebaily & Glass. When Glass retired in 1999, the name of the firm was permanently changed to Jebaily Law Firm, P.A.
Over the years, the firm has grown and today numbers six attorneys. Jebaily’s own practice has continued to change as well. Today he concentrates almost solely on Workers’ Compensation cases.
“I came to believe that injured workers are number two, after injured children, in terms of being deserving, and I feel wonderful representing them,” Jebaily says. “You get people at one of the lowest points in their lives and you have an opportunity to lift them up. It’s enormously gratifying.”
The workers comp lawyer has enjoyed the satisfaction of being able to change South Carolina law for the benefit of all working people.
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He is a long-time member of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Education Association, serving on its board of directors from January 2003 through December 2007. In 2003 he co-chaired the Educational Conference Program Committee and served on the Conference Committee from 2003 through 2006. He also served on the SCWCEA Legislative Committee in 2004. He has participated in numerous conference panel discussions and has actively participated in Kid’s Chance fund raising efforts. In 2015 he was awarded the Lifetime Service Award for his dedication to the mission of this organization.
Jebaily is a sustaining member of the Injured Workers Advocates of South Carolina. He served on the Executive Committee from 1998 through 2004 and served as President of the organization in 2005. During his service as President, he founded and chaired the Judicial Affairs Committee to provide guidance and assistance with Workers’ Compensation cases headed for the appellate courts. He continued to chair this committee seven years after his service as president ended. In 2012, Injured Workers’ Advocates honored Jebaily for his many years of service with its most coveted award– “Friend of the Little Man.”
Jebaily is a long-time member of the National Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group. In 2014 and 2015 he was honored by this organization as one of the Top 100 Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in the United States.
Jebaily is admitted to practice before the South Carolina Supreme Court, United States
District Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of the Florence County Bar, the South Carolina Bar Association and the South Carolina Association for Justice.
Jebaily’s past community involvement includes service as president of the Florence County Mental Health Association, former chair of the Florence Symphony Orchestra Board, four years on the South Carolina Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, and six years as chair of the Florence Housing Authority. Jebaily participated frequently in Building Bridges, and he also served many leadership roles in the United States Power Squadron. Jebaily has been active as an actor and director in the Florence Little Theater, where he most recently performed the role of Morrie Schwartz in the play Tuesdays with Morrie. Jebaily and his wife, Suzanne, are members of St. Anthony Catholic Church here in Florence, where he has served as teacher, lector, and liturgical committee member.