Practice Areas


The trial attorneys of Smyth Whitley, LLC are passionate about defending the healthcare providers of South Carolina. We have extensive experience representing physicians and others in the healthcare sector in medical malpractice, personal injury and product liability cases in both state and federal court, as well as before administrative and licensing agencies. Our attorneys have been nationally recognized for their work in this area and have over two decades of experience in defending physicians, pharmacies and pharmacists, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, podiatrists, chiropractors, dentists, nurses, therapists and other allied healthcare professionals. Smyth Whitley is also a recognized leader in defending nursing homes, assisted living providers, home health providers and hospice providers. Smyth Whitley's attorneys understand the complex medical and legal issues involved in these cases, and how to effectively convey these intricacies to a jury of lay people. We also understand the venues and jurisdictions of South Carolina, proper case evaluation, and risk management. Our attorneys know and work closely with a broad range of the leading experts needed to defend professional negligence cases and have been fortunate to successfully try these cases in courtrooms across South Carolina. We consider it a privilege and welcome the opportunity to fight for our clients in the courtroom.


Smyth Whitley, LLC understands the challenges associated with complex litigation, and its attorneys are well equipped to effectively handle these cases. Complex litigation, whether commercial or personal injury in nature, requires not only intellect and an understanding of our client's business, but also a strong work ethic, superb organization, effective use of the art of persuasion, and a commitment to the aggressive pursuit of our clients' objectives. From the effective use of litigation technology, to the cross examination of experts on technical information, to the analysis and ability to present complicated concepts to a lay jury, Smyth Whitley has the unique skill set required to effectively manage the litigation of complex cases from the pre-suit phase, through discovery, mediation, trial and the appellate process.


Smyth Whitley, LLC has successfully litigated personal injury to wrongful death cases of all sizes - including catastrophic injuries and wrongful death suits. We understand that accidents resulting in personal injury can be both life-altering and financially devastating. From the physical pain and suffering to lost income, our attorneys are committed to recovering fair compensation for our clients whose injuries were caused by the negligence of another. We put our clients' best interests and objectives at the forefront and use our extensive trial experience to advise our clients and to pursue these cases as aggressively and efficiently as possible.


Smyth Whitley, LLC has an exceptional Appellate and Constitutional law practice area. Our attorneys have had great success in both state and federal courts, with broad experience in complex appellate and constitutional litigation. From the initial legal research, to the technical brief writing, to the art of oral advocacy, our attorneys understand the appellate process and work hard to put your best arguments forward on appeal. Partner Josh Whitley clerked for 2 years at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit for the Honorable Dennis W. Shedd and Smyth Whitley's partners have obtained numerous favorable rulings on behalf of our clients at the appellate level.

Educational Law

Smyth Whitley, LLC has effectively represented a large and complex school district on a variety of school law issues. Josh Whitley has served as general counsel of a large school district and has expertise in the Freedom of Information Act, Special Education Law, Custodial Rights, and a variety of issues that arise in a public school district.

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