Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth represents clients injured by corporate wrongdoing, with an emphasis on anti-terrorism and human rights litigation.

Her current practice includes aviation liability cases on behalf of victims and families of the September 11, 2001, airline disasters, as well as the 9/11 Families United to Bankrupt Terrorism multidistrict litigation aiming to bankrupt financiers of al Qaeda and other terrorist groups. 
Elizabeth’s role in the 9/11-related litigation led to her representing numerous families at hearings before the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund with Special Master Kenneth Feinberg. She has also litigated personal injury and consumer protection cases, including vehicle defect cases, asbestos litigation and lead paint poisoning lawsuits, and has managed client relations, research and discovery, and trial preparation for various litigation teams.
As an undergraduate student, Elizabeth completed a Middle East and Africa Foreign Study Program, and traveled from Kenya to Israel. While in law school, she served on the editorial board of the ABA Real Property, Probate & Trust Journal. After graduation, Elizabeth was a law clerk for the Honorable Diane S. Goodstein, Circuit Court Judge of the First Judicial Circuit for South Carolina.  She is recognized as a BV® rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®.

* Please remember that every case is different. Any result we achieve for one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

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  • J.D. cum laude, University of South Carolina School of Law, 2000
  • B.A., Furman University, 1995


  • American Association for Justice
  • Federal Bar Association
  • South Carolina Association for Justice

Licensed In

  • District Of Columbia
  • South Carolina

Admitted to Practice Before

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina