Meet Our Team
Born and reared in Taylors, South Carolina, Joe Armstrong is the son of Bill Armstrong, a Deputy US Marshall, and Ann Pitts Armstrong, a legal secretary. He was a member of Taylors First Baptist Church, and he attended Eastside High School.
After graduation, he attended Clemson University and obtained a B.A. in Secondary Education. After a short time teaching school at Hughes Middle School in the City of Greenville, South Carolina, he was admitted to the University of South Carolina School of Law where he graduated as a member of Order of the Wig and Robe and an Editor on the ABA Real Property and Probate and Trust Journal.
For the next 25 years, he both worked alone and with other law firms and practiced exclusively trial law appearing in front of most courts, State and Federal, in the State of South Carolina. At this point, he has tried over one hundred trials in this state most of which were jury trials.
Based upon this experience, he decided to open Blue Ridge Law Firm in the former location of Dick James Law Firm. It is his desire to work for the common person and provide them with excellent legal services while at the same time enjoying a thriving practice and enjoyable work environment.
Nikki G. Tesnar
A long time resident of Greenville, South Carolina, Nikki has almost 40 years legal experience working in both criminal and civil litigation with some of the biggest names in the Upstate legal community.
Nikki loves her work and loves to help people. Her prompt professional and courteous service is a testament to her dedication to others.
Patrick J. Daniels
A native of Greenville, South Carolina, he is one of four children. His parents, Winfred C. and Justine G. Daniels worked as educators and medical professionals. Mrs. Daniels retired and worked part time in the banking industry.
Patrick attended St. Anthony School and Greenville County Public Schools. He furthered his education at the University of South Carolina, and he is a licensed claims adjuster in the State of South Carolina.
Patrick trained and assisted staff members of other law firms to become licensed and to understand insurance policies. Patrick has been working in this arena for over 25 years providing prompt, accurate and friendly services for clients.