(CN) – Paul N. Uricchio III, founder of the Uricchio Law Firm in Charleston, S.C., has died after losing control of his motorcycle.
According to police, Uricchio, 69, struck the median at the intersection of Meeting and Jackson streets in Charleston at about 11:50 p.m. Monday night, and was thrown from the bike.
He was rushed to Medical University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from blunt trauma. Police said Uricchio, who practiced law in Charleston for more than 40 years, was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Uricchio received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina in 1965 and graduated from USC’s law school in 1970.
He practiced in the Circuit Courts of South Carolina, the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the South Carolina Supreme Court, the Federal District Court for the District of South Carolina, and the Federal Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
In 1986, he partnered with Grady Query to form the law firm of Uricchio and Query, focusing on all types of personal injury and workers compensation law.
In 1993, Uricchio established Uricchio Law Firm to more deeply pursue a personal interest in criminal defense as well as all types of serious injury, including auto and trucking accidents.
He was especially recognized for his extensive knowledge of motorcycles, which he has found particularly helpful in handling motorcycle accidents and claims.
Uricchio was also a senior member of the Charleston County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association, and the American Trial Lawyers Association.