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 litigation involving the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has included representing numerous families at hearings before the 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.


J.D. cum laude, University of South Carolina School of Law, 2000

B.A., Furman University, 1995

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


American Association for Justice

Federal Bar Association

South Carolina Association for Justice

Awards and Accolades

2019–2023 Lawdragon 500 Plaintiff Financial Lawyers