Josh Smith

South Carolina

Smith Hudson Law, LLC
200 N. Main St. Suite 301-C
Greenville, SC 29601
United States

Tel: 864-908-3912


Josh Smith’s is a co-founding partner of Smith Hudson, a boutique business litigation law firm dedicated to representing businesses in the Upstate of South Carolina, in and out of court.

Josh’s practice 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. His practice areas include employment law, business litigation and trade secret/unfair competition cases. 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.

He has experience representing businesses throughout the marketplace, from tech companies to manufacturers, and product suppliers. 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.

Super Lawyers has recognized Josh as a Rising Star® in employment law and business litigation every year since 2014. His peers have deemed him one of the Upstate’s Legal Elite since Greenville Business Magazine established the award in 2012 in Environmental Law (2012-present), Business Litigation (2014-present), Labor and Employment (2014-present), and Government Law (2017-present). Josh was listed as one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in 2018 and 2019, and nominated as one of America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators in 2020.

Josh is a Greenville native, a graduate of Clemson University and the USC School of Law. During law school Josh served as an editorial board member for the Southeastern Environmental Law Journal and worked as a law clerk for the EPA and SCDHEC.

Josh is active in the local and legal community. He is a member of the Board of Directors for both the Metropolitan Arts Council and The Julie Valentine Center. Josh is also a member of the Haynsworth/Perry Inn of Court, an organization dedicated to civility in the bar.

Smith Hudson represents and advises employers and employees in many areas of employment law. Our experience in handling both sides of employment disputes gives us the ability to evaluate these cases from both perspectives.

We offer counsel to companies concerning various employment law matters and work with clients to implement preventative measures tailored to their business so they can comply with employment laws and avoid litigation as best possible. Employment claims, however, happen and require an experienced advocate whether your company is defending a claim, or you need to bring suit against your employer.

We represent and advise our clients on matters such as employment discrimination, harassment, government regulations, employee handbooks and employment contracts, unemployment compensation, and wage issues.

We can assist you or your business with:

  • Litigating in state and federal courts, including non-compete and trade secret claims, wage and hour matters, discrimination claims, harassment claims and employee benefits actions
  • Addressing administrative charges before state and federal agencies
  • Protecting your company’s confidential and proprietary information, trade secrets, and business relationships from misappropriation or misuse by employees
  • Challenging the enforceability of non-competition and confidentiality agreements

Smith Hudson also drafts and evaluates employment practices-related agreements including non-competition agreements, purchase/sale agreements, employment contracts, employee handbooks, training materials, and employee policies and procedures.

Smith Hudson is a boutique business litigation law firm dedicated to representing businesses in the Upstate of South Carolina, in and out of court. We represent and counsel businesses from inception through litigation, should it arise.

We can assist you or your business with:

  • Business Litigation
  • Competition & Trade Secrets
  • Creditor’s Rights
  • Employment Law
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Outside General Counsel

Smith Hudson provides top tier business litigation services, sophisticated legal counsel, and effective solutions to the problems facing businesses in the modern world. We are dedicated to giving each client outstanding representation without exception.