Jasmine D. Smith

Associate
Phone

(803) 231-7841

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Jasmine practices in the areas of commercial litigation, professional liability and ethics, probate and estate litigation, and appellate advocacy, focusing on family law.

After earning her Juris Doctorate and Masters in Counselor Education, concentrating on Marriage and Family Therapy, she clerked for both the Honorable John D. Geathers and the Honorable Jasper M. Cureton at the South Carolina Court of Appeals. As a former appellate law clerk and staff attorney, Jasmine offers a valuable perspective on presenting issues before an appellate court.

Jasmine is very active in the South Carolina Bar and her community, serving on numerous committees and boards. She also co-chairs Robinson Gray's summer law clerk program which offers law students the opportunity to develop professionally though legal work, networking, and an introduction to the firm culture.

  • Represented employer in appeal related to occupational diseases as defined by the Workers’ Compensation Act, resulting in a decision in favor of the employer at the South Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court denying the employee’s Petition for Writ of Certiorari.
  • Represented employer in appeal related to pre-existing conditions as defined by the Workers’ Compensation Act, resulting in a reversal of the decision of the Single Commissioner by the Full Commission of the South Carolina Workers Compensation Commission in favor of the employer and dismissal of the employee’s case.
  • Represented Personal Representatives of Estates in the administration of the estate and probate litigation matters.
  • Handled matters related to the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act.
  • Handled matters related breach of commercial lease agreements.
  • Represented lawyers and law firms in multiple legal malpractice suits arising from probate, business, litigation, and corporate matters.

  • South Carolina Lawyers Weekly ‘Leadership in Law’ (2022)
  • National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 (2020-2021)
  • South Carolina “Super Lawyer” Rising Star
    • Business Litigation (2019-2022)
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division President’s Award (2017)
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division Star of the Quarter (2015, 2016)
  • American Bar Association Business Law Section Fellow (2019-2021)
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association Featured Member (August 2015)
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Scholar (2015-2016)
  • “Outstanding Volunteer Group” for shelter refurbishment project implemented as Co-Chair of Voices Against Violence Committee

  • CLE Presenter, Who is the Client and What Do They Expect? – Legal Ethics and Risk Management Questions your General Counsel Hopes You Can Answer or Know to Ask, ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting (2022)
  • Author, “Clear Agreements as the Best Prevention: Ensuring Your Family Law Case Succeeds on Appeal” article in the SC Lawyer, The Magazine of the South Carolina Bar (July 2022)
  • CLE Presenter, The Value of Effective Apologies in Resolving Business Disputes, ABA Business Law Section Spring Conference (2021)
  • CLE Presenter, New Ethical Developments in the Practice of Transactional Law: Diversity and the Duty to Inquire, American Bar Association LLC Institute (November 2020)
  • CLE Presenter, Anti-Racist Speech and Action: Where Does the Legal Profession and Amended Model Rule 8.4(g) Go from Here?, American Bar Association Business Law Section Annual Meeting (September 2020)
  • CLE Presenter, Secondary Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, and Burnout: Mental Health for Lawyers, South Carolina Women Lawyers Annual Conference (November 2019)
  • CLE Presenter, Recognizing and Addressing Compassion Fatigue among Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys, 27th Annual Criminal Practice in South Carolina (February 2018)
  • Presenter, Self-Care, Domestic Violence: Dynamics, Drama and Dealing (February 2018)
  • CLE Presenter, Vicarious Victimization, 13th Annual Interpersonal Violence Conference (October 2017)
  • Panelist, “Diversity Clerkships,” USC School of Law BLSA (September 2017)
  • Panelist, “Take Charge, Stay Healthy, Stay Balanced,” USC School of Law Orientation (August 2017)
  • CLE Presenter, Maintaining a Healthy Mental, Physical and Social Wellbeing, Women, Work and Wrecked Credit Constitution Day Forum (September 2016)
  • CLE Presenter, Secondary Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, and Burnout: Mental Health for the Attorney (January 2016)
  • Moderator, “So You Want to Retain and Motivate Your Staff?” South Carolina Women Lawyer’s Association (August 2015)
  • Panelist, “Life as a Judicial Law Clerk,” South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division Color of Justice Program (May 2015)
  • Panelist, Admitted Students’ Day, USC School of Law (March 2015)

  • Judicial Clerk, The Honorable John D. Geathers, South Carolina Court of Appeals (2015-2016)
  • Judicial Clerk, The Honorable Jasper M. Cureton, South Carolina Court of Appeals (2013-2015)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of South Carolina School of Law
    • Moot Court Program Faculty Advisor/Director

Professional
  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
      • Communications Chair, Dispute Resolution Committee
      • Host Committee, Spring Meeting (2022)
      • Marketing Board Member (2020-2021)
      • Fellowship (2019-2021)
  • Young Lawyers Division
    • Former Membership Board Member
    • Former Vice-Director of Member Resouces
  • Riley Institute, Diversity Leaders Initiative, Midlands Fall 2020 Class
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
    • Leadership Academy, Class of 2016
    • Co-Chair, Leadership Academy Committee (2016-2022)
    • Lawyers’ Fund Committee (Supreme Court Appointment)
    • Law-Related Education Committee
    • Communications and Website Redesign Committee
    • Resource Assembly and Website Development Subcommittee Chair, Living Above the Bar Committee
    • Former Co-Chair, Voices Against Violence Committee, Young Lawyers Division
    • Former Color of Justice Committee, Young Lawyers Division
    • House of Delegates
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers’ Association
    • Board of Directors
    • Former Editorial Chair
Community
  • Robinson Gray 20 Years Strong Service Project
  • Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
  • Sistercare, Board of Directors
    • Executive Committee Member
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
  • South Carolina Governor’s Task Force on Domestic Violence

Bar Admissions
  • South Carolina Bar
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • Supreme Court of the United States
Education
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D. (2012)
    • CALI Award for Excellence in Individual Employment Law
    • CALI Award for Excellence in Criminal Law
  • University of South Carolina Graduate School, Education Specialist in Counselor Education, Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy (2007)
    • Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society
  • University of South Carolina, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, cum laude (2004)
    • Psi Chi Psychology National Honor Society
    • Alpha Lamda Delta Freshman Honor Society