Who We Are
Brandon Smith – Attorney
Brandon Smith, Super Lawyer Rising Star and recognized leader in Georgia and South Carolina, focuses his practice on wrongful death and catastrophic cases. Brandon has tried numerous cases to verdict. Brandon has handled many premises liability and negligent security, commercial motor vehicle cases and product defects in state and federal court.
Brandon invested the first four years of his career with a nationally ranked law firm, the largest defense firm in South Carolina. There, Brandon worked with the firm’s trial practice group and represented national insurers and corporations, handling significant premises and product liability matters as well as motor vehicle, environmental, and pharmaceutical litigation, often involving catastrophic and tragic personal injury claims. After that time, Brandon joined a Plaintiff’s practice where he tried six and seven figure cases to verdict.
Brandon further refined his trial skills by serving as Special Prosecutor for the State of South Carolina trying multiple cases to verdict and assisting multiple victims of domestic violence throughout the state.
Motivated by a passion to serve those in dire circumstances, Brandon worked with city and state leaders to establish the first Homeless Court in South Carolina, founded in Columbia, SC. The Homeless Court is designed to help persons experiencing homelessness and facing criminal charges seek treatment in lieu of a fine or sentence. Brandon also helped facilitate the creation of a Homeless Court in Charleston, SC.
Brandon is an active member of the American Bar Association having served on the ABA Board of Governors, co-chair for the Young Advocates Committee in the Section of Litigation, and the Young Lawyers in Leadership Program. Brandon is a former teacher and coach at Wesleyan School, former scholarship athlete and co-captain, and he remains active in tennis.
Georgia Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of Georgia
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
Juris Doctor (2012)
Chief Justice, Moot Court Bar
Chair, USC Law Student Ambassadors
John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court
National Moot Court Competition Team
President Christian Legal Society
Chair Law School Ambassadors
B.S., Government and Psychology
Honors and Awards
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association LEAD Class (2019)
Claude Scarborough Pro Bono Attorney of the Year (2015)
South Carolina Young Lawyers Division Star of the Quarter (2014, 2015)
Leadership South Carolina (2013)
Professional Associations and Memberships
State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of South Carolina
American Bar Association
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Past Employment Positions
Shiver Hamilton, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Columbia, SC