Lucy Banks Smith represents people harmed by defective medical devices and toxic chemicals contained in consumer products.
Lucy Banks is a part of the firm’s litigation team representing people harmed by toxic chemicals in products like hair relaxers and commonly used weed killers such as Roundup® and Paraquat. Lucy Banks is also involved in litigation regarding medical devices, advocating for people who have suffered serious health problems allegedly caused by devices such as Allergan's lap-bands.
Lucy Banks began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Justice John C. Few of the South Carolina Supreme Court. She is a former Motley Rice law clerk and gained additional experience throughout law school clerking for the S.C. House of Representatives and during her summer clerkships at a large litigation firm and an insurance defense firm based in South Carolina.
Lucy Banks completed USC School of Law’s Children’s Law Concentration Program. She has a background in child advocacy that includes interning for the DeKalb County Child Advocacy Center, volunteering with YouthBASE, an afterschool program for at-risk children, and A Child’s Haven, a behavioral health program for children with developmental delays due to abuse or neglect. She was awarded the Tanya A. Gee Warriors for Justice Award by USC’s School of Law for her involvement in the Juvenile Justice Clinic.
In addition to being a Merit Scholar, Lucy Banks served as Senior Article Editor for The Journal of Law and Education, a Peer Mentor, and a Law School Ambassador during her time in law school.