David M. Smith

Managing Partner

David Smith
The National Trial Lawyers

David M. Smith is a native of South Carolina and has lived here the majority of his life. While spending 5 years in North Carolina gathering valuable professional experience, he knew it was only a matter of time before he would move back to the state he considers home, South Carolina. Mr. Smith received his B.A. in Visual Arts from Francis Marion University where he double-majored in Graphic Design and Photography. While at Francis Marion, Mr. Smith was an active member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

After college, Mr. Smith worked as a graphic designer and then spent several years in business to business sales, pharmaceutical sales, and medical device sales. Mr. Smith also started his own medical device company and provided needed equipment to hospitals in South Carolina. During his career in sales, Mr. Smith was the recipient of many awards and recognition’s for his accomplishments. Mr. Smith also saw how many of his colleagues were treated during his sales career and realized how brutal the industry could be. It was during his career in sales that Mr. Smith realized his calling – he wanted to change his profession and assist those who didn’t know how to push back against unjust action.

Mr. Smith obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the Charleston School of Law. While at the Charleston School of Law, in addition to attending classes and learning the law, Mr. Smith was an active member in the following organizations: the Student Bar Association, Student American Bar Association, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society, the Children’s Advocacy and Family Law Society, and the Criminal Law Society. Also while in law school, Mr. Smith worked as a legal intern at the Charleston County Public Defender’s Office, as well as the Bush Law Group. Between these two positions, Mr. Smith had the opportunity to work on many different client issues, ranging from family law and probate matters to felony murder cases. He assisted attorneys with a wide array of matters and gained experience in a variety of legal areas which have proven invaluable to the firm.

After being admitted to the South Carolina Bar, Mr. Smith was a founding partner at the Cobb, Smith & Frost, LLC law firm with his office in Florence, SC. After working as a partner of that firm, Mr. Smith decided to start his own firm in Florence, SC – the Smith Law Group, LLC. While operating the Smith Law Group, Mr. Smith met with Attorney Gregory D. Ammons and Mr. Ammons decided to join the firm.  After working together at the Smith Law Group, Mr. Smith and Mr. Ammons decided they would be able to serve their clients better if they created a law firm together as equal members (partners). Hence, Smith Ammons, LLC was formed.

At Smith Ammons, LLC, Mr. Smith primarily represents clients in:

  • Family law (divorce, custody, support, adoption).
  • Personal Injury
  • DUI Defense
  • and other areas if requested

Mr. Smith strives to be the very best attorney and advocate for his clients. During the few hours a week that Mr. Smith is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two beautiful daughters. Mr. Smith is an active member of:

  • The South Carolina Bar Association
  • Florence, SC Bar
  • SC Dispute Resolution Bar
  • SC Criminal Law Bar
  • SC Family Law Bar
  • SC Probate and Estate Planning Bar
  • SC Solo and Small Firm Bar
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

Contact David M. Smith today and let him show you why so many others have chosen him and Smith Ammons, LLC to represent them and what makes him one of the premier lawyers in Florence, SC.


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