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Josh Smith

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Greenville, SC

Smith Hudson Law, LLC
200 N Main St, Suite 301-C
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: 864-416-5608
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2022
Licensed in South Carolina Since: 2008
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Appellate, Business/Corporate, Employment Litigation: Defense, Intellectual Property Litigation
Attorney Profile

An attorney with Smith Hudson Law, LLC, Josh Smith represents clients throughout the state of South Carolina in matters related to employment law, trade secret and unfair competition cases, and business litigation. In both state and federal courts, he has experience at all levels of the process, from litigation to appeal. With a solid understanding of the businesses his clients run, he provides an intelligent, informed, cost-effective solution to many complex legal issues that businesses face.

Mr. Smith attended Clemson University, where he graduated with honors and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. At the University of South Carolina School of Law, he then graduated with his Juris Doctor in 2008. He immediately began practicing law in 2008 and is now admitted to practice in the state of South Carolina.

A member of the Greenville Bar Association, he is actively involved with the South Carolina Bar, the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association and the Haynsworth/Perry Inn of Court. An active member of his community who is passionate about giving back and improving the local areas, he serves as chair of the board for TreesUpstate, a local nonprofit, and is also a board member for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Upstate Legal Elite has honored him many times throughout the years, in matters of Environment Law, Labor and Employment Law and Business Litigation. Greensville Business Magazine named him the legal Elite of the Upstate in several practice focus areas in 2017 and 2019. Mr. Smith has also been recognized as one of American’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Business Litigation
  • 10%Appellate
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Intellectual Property Litigation
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Appeals, Employment Law - Employer

Selections

9 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2022

About Josh Smith

First Admitted: 2008, South Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://www.smithhudsonlaw.com/josh-smith

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Haynsworth/Perry Inn of Court
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Greenville Bar Association

Educational Background

  • Clemson University - B.A. Philosophy with Honors, 2005
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, 2008

Honors/Awards

  • Voted Legal Elite of the Upstate in the following practice areas:  Business Litigation, Labor & Employment, Government Law, and Environmental Law, Legal Elite of the Upstate, Greenville Business Magazine, 2018
  • Listed as one of America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.  To be considered for selection, an attorney must have litigates a matter with at least $2M in alleged damages or with the fate of a business worth at least $2M at stake.  These minimum qualifications are required for initial consideration.  Thereafter, attorneys undergo a multi-faceted selection process to "ensure that only the most skilled and exceptional attorneys in the community are selected for membership.", Top 100 Bet the Company Litigators, 2020
  • Consideration for membership requires the attorney to have litigated a matter with at least $2M in alleged damages at stake or with the fate of a business worth at least $2M at stake.  Thereafter, the attorney is vetted through a multi-phase selection process "in an effort to help ensure that only the most skilled and exceptional attorneys in the community are selected for membership.", Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • Voted Legal Elite of the Upstate in: Business Litigation, Labor & Employment, Government Law, and Environmental Law, Legal Elite of the Upstate, Greenville Business Magazine, 2019
  • Voted Legal Elite of the Upstate in: Business Litigation, Labor & Employment, Government Law, and Environmental Law, Legal Elite of the Upstate, Greenville Business Magazine, 2017
  • Upstate Legal Elite - Environmental Law, Greenville Business Magazine, 2012
  • Upstate Legal Elite - Environmental Law, 2014
  • Upstate Legal Elite 2013 - Environmental Law, 2013
  • Upstate Legal Elite - Environmental Law, 2015
  • Upstate Legal Elite - Business Litigation; Labor & Employment Law, Environmental Law, 2016

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board Member for local non-profit TreesUpstate.  Currently serve as Chair of the Board., 2018
  • Board Member for local non-profit Metropolitan Arts Council, 2018
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Office Location for Josh Smith

200 N Main St
Suite 301-C
Greenville, SC 29601

Phone: 864-416-5608

Last Updated: 5/16/2022

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