At Smith Ammons Howle we are dedicated to attacking your problem and providing the best resolution available.

We have the knowledge and resources to deliver our clients the very best representation. Our commitment to hard work and dedication to our clients sets us apart from other firms. We represent and serve clients throughout South Carolina. Our offices are conveniently located in Florence and Summerville, South Carolina. We also have accessibility to office space and the ability to meet clients in many cities across the state.
Our primary areas of practice are Family Law and Accidents and Personal Injury. However, we provide legal services in many areas of law to make it convenient for our clients. We are your go-to Florence and Summerville, SC attorney, call us today!

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David M. Smith


Marsh A. Julian


Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Marsh Julian is a transplant to Florence and the Pee Dee region.
Marsh enrolled in Francis Marion University in 2010 and graduated cum laude in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.
While Marsh’s love of the law runs deep, his whole heart is with his amazing family. Marsh and Carla have three wonderful children: Redding, Grace Livingston, and his daughter [sic], Sullivan. Marsh and his family are members of Calvary Baptist Church in Florence. Marsh and Carla are avid Gamecock fans (even when it seems hopeless). Marsh enjoys traveling with his family, cooking, all things outdoors, hunting, fishing, canoeing, and shooting sports. .

Jessie Nicrone


Jessie is a Family Law and Personal Injury Legal Assistant. She is responsible for monitoring all litigation deadlines and court dockets, attorney scheduling and assists the attorneys in preparing for hearings and trials. She is the Family Law and Personal Injury Legal Assistant to David M. Smith. She is a very valuable to the team as well as the many clients she assists on a daily basis. Jessie joined Smith Ammons in May of 2019. As the receptionist, she is responsible for greeting all clients, answering calls, opening files, and taking payments. She is a graduate of Florence Darlington Technical College. She has 8 years of legal experience. She is married with two amazingly beautiful children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, not writing bios, watching football (Go Tigers, Titan Up), eating food, drinking wine, and traveling.

Melissa H. Phillips


Melissa came to work at Smith Ammons in April 2019. She brings over 20 years of legal experience in personal injury, family law, probate law, workers’ compensation and medical malpractice. She primarily works with clients who have experienced personal injuries such as automobile accidents, workers’compensation, and slip and falls, but she also assists with other types of civil litigation. She is the paralegal to Joshua T. Howle. She assists with gathering your medical bills and records throughout the course of your medical treatment, preparing your medical settlement package and in keeping you abreast of the developments of your case throughout your representation. When filing a lawsuit is necessary, she assists in drafting the appropriate litigation documents, handles the scheduling and assists in trial preparation. At the conclusion of your case, it is her desire that you walk out the door with a smile on your face and if you are ever in need of future legal advice, there is no question which firm you will choose.
While not working, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Deborah Hinson


My name is Deborah Hinson and I am a paralegal at Smith Ammons. I joined the SA law firm in July 2019 but have been in the legal field for 20 years. I handle matters relating to family and criminal law. I am excited to be a part of the SA Team and I look forward to working with you.

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Rachel Mayo


Rachel joined the firm in March of 2021. She is responsible for greeting clients, taking payments, answering phone calls, and coordinating schedules. A former student of Florence Darlington Technical College, she spent 8 years in the medical field prior to being a stay at home mom. In her free time Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband, Josh, and their two children Weston and Mary Clark.

Heather Sharkey


Heather joined the Firm in August of 2021 with Attorney Brice Ricker whom she has worked with since 2018. She is a member of the National Paralegal Association and brings over 10 years of experience to the firm; she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of our new Summerville office. Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Heather graduated from Charleston Southern, magna cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science; she also holds an associate degree in Applied Science in Paralegal Studies accredited by the American Bar Association; earning a 4.0 in all courses. As a paralegal, she helps clients navigate the legal, medical, and financial challenges that accompany devastating injuries. She is involved in cases from start to finish, and assists with record retrieval, processing, drafting and responding to discovery requests, and preparing for depositions, mediations and trials.  She has dedicated herself to listening to clients' needs and frustrations and supports the attorney to help come up with the best possible solution. She is passionate about her work and very much enjoys helping clients overcome any obstacles preventing clients from obtaining a just recovery. She considers it a pleasure to work with and help clients get back on their feet after being injured.
In her spare time (when CLEMSON is not playing), she enjoys spending time with her husband, Peter and catering to their very active three boys, Aiden, Connor and Declan, who are involved in baseball and soccer year-round, as well as their two fur babies Hulk and Lagertha.


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