Blake Smith

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in Greenville, South Carolina

Parham Smith & Archenhold, LLC
Blake Smith
Parham Smith & Archenhold, LLC

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in South Carolina since: 1997

Education: Samford University Cumberland School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012, 2014 - 2024
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Parham Smith & Archenhold, LLC

15 Washington Park
Greenville, SC 29601 Visit website


As managing partner of Parham Smith & Archenhold, LLC, Blake Smith has built a reputation from more than 20 years experience as an effective and professional personal injury attorney. His clients trust him as someone who cares about their cases on a personal basis and will fight to help them get the compensation they deserve after a devastating injury. He represents clients all across South Carolina and manages three separate offices of Parham Smith and Archenhold throughout the state.   He focuses on a variety of personal injury issues, including medical malpractice, personal injury, trucking accidents and nursing home litigation.

Mr. Smith is admitted to practice law in the state of South Carolina and before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. He took his future career very seriously while in law school. After graduating from Clemson University in 1992, he received his Juris Doctor from Samford University's Cumberland School of Law in 1997, where he graduated with honors as a Scholar of Merit.

In addition to the litigation work with his law firm, Mr. Smith serves Greenville Technical College's advisory board for the school's paralegal program, and teaches sports law as an adjunct pro bono professor at Clemson University. He has also received the peer-rated distinction of AV-Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, and was named as a Cordell Hull Legal Research and Writing Teaching Fellow from 1996 to 1997.

Mr. Smith is an active member of various groups, including the Greenville County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar, the South Carolina Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Dram Shop Laws, Informed Consent, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 90% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1997, South Carolina

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Representative Clients:
  • Simmons v. Greenville Hosp. System, 355 S.C. 581, 586 S.E.2d 569, S.C., Aug. 25 2003
  • Represented over 10 clients that had been either killed or seriously injured by a mycobacterium abscesses outbreak at the Greenville Health System (now known as Prisma) resulting in substantial settlements for all patients and ultimately led to massive products liability claims against he manufacturer of the heart lung device that allowed tainted water be used during heart surgery., 2015
  • Williamson v. South Carolina Ins. Reserve Fund, 355 S.C. 420, 586 S.E.2d 115, S.C., Aug. 25 2003
  • Dykema v. Carolina Emergency Physicians, P.C., 348 S.C. 549, 560 S.E.2d 894, S.C., Mar. 4 2002
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Law Review: Cumberland Law Review, Cumberland School of Law, 1997
  • Adjunct Professor, Clemson University
Educational Background:
  • Clemson University, B.A., 1992
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Advocate, National College of Advocacy
  • Member, Greenville County Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1997
  • Member, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Associations
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • South Carolina, 1997
  • Member, South Carolina Bar
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Scholar of Merit in Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Uniform Commercial Code, Cumberland School of Law, 1997
  • Cordell Hull Legal Research and Writing Teaching Fellow, August 1996 - May 1997
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Lead counsel in the Cleveland Park miniature train rollover case where one child died and several other were seriously injured.   The case was highly publicized and resulted in a settlement greater than the statutory caps limiting recovery at that time., 2014
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Have been recognized as having the highest ethical standards and legal skills for years. , 2018

Office location for Blake Smith

15 Washington Park
Greenville, SC 29601

Phone: 864-504-6868


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012, 2014 - 2024

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