Josh Smith

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: 864-404-3140
Email: Josh Smith
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Appellate (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Environmental Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Josh Smith’s focuses on representing businesses in simple and complex business litigation and acting as outside general counsel for companies of all kinds, from start-ups to large established businesses. Josh ensures that he understands a client’s business first so that he can provide informed, intelligent, and cost-effective solutions to their legal issues, whether they are in the courtroom or boardroom.

    Josh’s practice areas include business litigation, trade secret and unfair competition cases, and employment.  He litigates in both state and federal court and handles a matter from the trial level through any appeal. 

    Outside the courtroom, Josh works with clients to implement strategies and practices to avoid litigation.  He advises businesses and individuals on various employment, contract, and business-related matters and negotiates with environmental regulators and potential adversaries to resolve disputes before they reach the courthouse.

    About Josh Smith

    Admitted: 2008, South Carolina

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

    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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    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

    Educational Background:

    • Clemson University - B.A. Philosophy with Honors, 2005
    • University of South Carolina School of Law, 2008
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    Office Location for Josh Smith

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

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    Last Updated: 12/30/2020

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