Bachman S. Smith  III - Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd P.A.

Bachman S. Smith III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

Bachman Smith III is dedicated to serving clients in all aspects of their business law needs.

Real estate developers and owners call on Mr. Smith to help plan, organize, permit, construct and open successful commercial and residential projects.

He has played a key role in the planning and permitting of five significant hotels and inns in Charleston. As a trustee and past president of the Historic Charleston Foundation, he is uniquely positioned to assist clients in working with preservation groups and neighborhood associations in obtaining variances and permits.

Mr. Smith served as chairman of the City of Charleston Zoning Board of Adjustment (1976-1981).

He also has an active practice as a mediator. He mediates approximately 40 cases each year, and has a successful settlement rate of approximately 95 percent of his cases.


  • Mr. Smith represented a major university foundation in a joint venture with a developer in building a parking garage, residence hall, cafeteria and retail space.
  • He served as a mediator in a matter involving a state agency and was successful in settling all pending cases.

Mr. Smith was managing partner of Sinkler and Boyd, P.A, a predecessor of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd.  He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® -  Mediation.

He is active in the Charleston community. Mr. Smith is a past president of the Charleston Rotary Club, a former chairman of the board of Charleston Day School and a former board member of the Coastal Community Foundation.

Additional Information

Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1974
  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina, 1969
  • University of South CarolinaBS 1966University of South CarolinaJ.D. 1969
    American Bar Association American Board of Trial Advocates

    Office Location

    134 Meeting Street, Third Floor
    P.O. Box 340
    Charleston, SC 29402-0340
    United States

    Practice Areas