Elizabeth Smith

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


Her current practice includes representing government entities in litigation targeting the alleged deceptive marketing and over-distribution of highly addictive opioids, as well as people alleging harm by tobacco products. She also represents 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 has included representing numerous families at hearings before the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund with Special Master Kenneth Feinberg and litigating aviation liability cases. She also has experience with personal injury and consumer protection cases, including vehicle defect cases, asbestos litigation, medical device cases, 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 Columbia, and the District of South Carolina

Awards and Accolades

  • Lawdragon

    2019 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers


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Opioid Litigation

The growing opioid epidemic crosses virtually all demographics, and with more than half a million related deaths recorded in the U.S. since 2015, the crisis has officially been declared a public health emergency.

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