S. Blakely Smith


Greenville, SC

Phone: 864-990-4581

Fax: 864-271-6155

Blake Smith has been representing plaintiffs in medical negligence and other personal injury cases for over 15 years. He is the managing partner of Parham Smith and Archenhold, LLC, formerly Parham and Smith, which is based in Greenville, South Carolina but handles cases all over the state of South Carolina.

Blake’s firm has been listed in Martindale Hubbell’s Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers and Blake has been AV rated, the highest rating possible, given by his peers and in both legal ability and ethics. He has been named to South Carolina’s Super Lawyers, an award bestowed upon 2% of lawyers in the State, based upon their performance in the practice of law.

While maintaining a busy and continually growing practice, Blake also serves upon the Advisory Board for the Paralegal Program at Greenville Technical College. He recently completed his 10th year as an adjunct pro bono professor at Clemson University where he teaches Sports Law.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

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


  • 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
    • B.A. - 1992

Representative Cases

  • Williamson v. South Carolina Ins. Reserve Fund, 355 S.C. 420, 586 S.E.2d 115, 2003, S.C., Aug. 25, 2003584219
  • Simmons v. Greenville Hosp. System, 355 S.C. 581, 586 S.E.2d 569, 2003, S.C., Aug. 25, 2003584221
  • Dykema v. Carolina Emergency Physicians, P.C., 348 S.C. 549, 560 S.E.2d 894, 2002, S.C., Mar. 4, 2002158655


  • Adjunct Professor, Clemson University

Honors and Awards

  • Cordell Hull Legal Research and Writing Teaching Fellow, August 1996-May 1997
  • Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012, 2014 - 2020

Professional Associations and Memberships

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


  • Phi Alpha Delta

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“I was able to trust in the fact that Blake and his firm were handling my case with great expertise and professionalism, which allowed me to spend my time focusing on helping my children heal. March 19, 2011 is a day that changed my life forever, but the day I met Blake Smith forever…”

– Misti


“I got my faith back after I suffered so much despair at the hands of a medical community that should be held accountable for fundamental errors that very nearly destroyed me. I will never ever be able to repay Blake Smith for believing in me and my case. Never.”

– Anonymous