JD Smith has practiced insurance defense and litigation for over 18 years, with a focus on construction defect litigation, personal injury defense, products liability, professional liability, trucking and insurance coverage. JD regularly defends general contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in construction defect litigation brought along the counties of coastal South Carolina. His practice also includes the defense of insured defendants in automobile and trucking accidents, premises liability suits, products liability cases and other insurance based claims. He also provides insurance coverage analysis for his insurance carrier clients. JD strives to provide timely reporting necessary to evaluate and update a claim; he focuses on accurately analyzing the claim at an early stage to give the client the best option for a favorable resolution.

When he’s away from the office, JD spends time with his wife, daughter and son and enjoys running and keeping up with college football, basketball and baseball.

Practice Areas

  • Adulterated Food
  • Alcohol Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Director and Officer Liability
  • Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Slander/Defamation
  • Transportation

Education

  • Cumberland School of Law - Samford University (JD)
  • College of Charleston (BA)

Professional Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Bar Admissions

  • 1998 South Carolina
  • US District Court District of South Carolina
  • US Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Awards

  • Charleston Business

Community Involvement

  • United Way of Florence County (Past Board of Directors; Past Treasurer - Executive Committee)