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S. Blakely Smith

  • Managing Partner

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Practice Areas:

  • Medical Malpractice 80%
  • Products Liability 10%
  • Other Personal Injury 10%


Blake is the managing partner of Parham, Smith, and Archenhold. Starting his 25th year of the practice, Blake has focused on medical malpractice, products liability, and significant personal injury cases. Blake Acted as lead counsel on the train rollover cases and as lead counsel on the infection outbreaks at hospitals across S.C and the nation. He continues to grow the firm and practice in a way that would make the founding members proud. Blake is married to his wife, Aloma, and thy have 3 Children together.


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    • J.D. - 1997
    • Honors: Scholar of Merit in Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Uniform Commercial Code
  • Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Major: Political Science/Journalism

Bar Admission

  • South Carolina, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1997

Past Positions

  • Sports law/ Clemson, 2003 to 2013

Representative Cases


  • Cordell Hull Legal Research and Writing Teaching Fellow, August 1996-May 1997
  • Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012, 2014 - 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2017 - Present
  • American Board Of Trial Advocates, 2017 - Present

Classes & Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Clemson University
  • Sports Law/Clemson, 2003 to 2013

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Pi Kappa Phi

Ancillary Businesses

  • Real Estate practice - owns separate law firm called Blackacre Law LLC

Professional Associations

  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Associations, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • South Carolina Bar, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • National College of Advocacy, Advocate
  • South Carolina Association for Justice, Member, 1997 to Present
  • American Bar Association, 1997 to Present
  • Greenville County Bar Association, Member, 1997 to Present


  • Brooke Archenhold
  • Ashlee Edwards


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