RI Smith practices litigation in the firm’s Greenville office. Prior to joining MGC, he served as a Term Law Clerk to the Honorable Henry M. Herlong, Jr., Senior United States District Judge, USDC for the District of South Carolina. RI wants his clients to be confident in the steps they take and is happy to walk them through any  issue and address any matter that helps them reach a satisfactory outcome.

Outside of the office, RI spends time with his dog, Honey, and enjoys cooking, hiking, bowling and playing trivia.

Practice Areas

  • Adulterated Food
  • Alcohol Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Coverage
  • Director and Officer Liability
  • Litigation
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • SIU/Arson and Fraud
  • Slander/Defamation
  • Transportation
  • Trucking


  • University of South Carolina School of Law (JD, magna cum laude)
  • Wake Forest University (BA, with honors)

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Greenville Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • 2016 South Carolina
  • 2017 US District Court, District of South Carolina
  • 2017 US Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Community Involvement

  • Boy Scouts of America