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Josh Smith

Josh is part of Roe Cassidy’s commercial litigation team where he focuses his practice on representing businesses in both state and federal court.  He represents corporate clients and institutions in a variety of business disputes, including trade secret and unfair competition cases, employment matters, and contract litigation.  Josh handles litigation from the trial level through any appeal, ensuring that his clients have an advocate with a depth of understanding of their case and an investment in its resolution no matter what that may entail.

Josh also works with clients outside the courtroom to implement proactive 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.

Josh’s practice includes assisting clients with state and federal environmental regulators in court and beyond. His varied environmental experience includes advising clients on matters arising under the Administrative Procedures Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, the Clean Water Act, and the SC Pollution Control Act. Josh assists clients in investigating and responding to matters such as permit challenges and enforcement actions before administrative agencies, including USEPA and SCDHEC.

Super Lawyers has recognized Josh as a Rising Star® in business litigation every year since 2014. In addition, Greenville Business Magazine has deemed him as one of the Upstate’s Legal Elite each year since 2012 in environmental law and business litigation, among other practice areas.

Josh is a Greenville native, a graduate of Clemson University and the University of South Carolina 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 Region 4 Office of Environmental Accountability and the SCDHEC General Counsel’s Office. When not in the office or courtroom, Josh enjoys whitewater kayaking and spending time with his wife, Logan, and their family.  He is also very involved in the local community, acting as a board member for the Metropolitan Arts Council, and TreesUpstate where he is currently serving as the Chair of the Board.

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Contact Josh

864.404.3140
[email protected]

Paralegal

Allison Strother
864.349.2609

  • Clemson University, B.A., with honors, 2005
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2008
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Greenville County Bar Association
  • Haynsworth/Perry Inn of Court
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina – 2008
  • United States District Court for the District of South Carolina – 2009
  • 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
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