Lewis T. Smoak - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Lewis T. Smoak

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1991
Phone: 864-271-1300

Mr. Smoak is a founding partner of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart.During more than 44 years of representing companies in labor and employment matters, he has personally handled approximately 300 union organizing and decertification campaigns. He has extensive experience in the development and implementation of preventive labor relations programs for clients in all regions of the country. He is among the one percent of U.S. lawyers listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in the ABA’s College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and Chambers USA Leading Lawyers in America.  Mr. Smoak is the author of three comprehensive nationwide labor relations studies in the construction industry.He has served on the Greenville (president) and South Carolina State Chambers of Commerce and currently serves on the State Chamber's Good Government Committee. He has served since 2002 as a member of South Carolina BIPEC's Board and its Executive Committee since 2004.He focuses community efforts on early childhood education issues, including service on United Way’s Success by Six Board, and chairing both Greenville County (2001-2003) and the State of South Carolina’s First Steps for School Readiness Board of Trustees (2003-2013).For his work in early childhood education, he was recognized and received the 2006 Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Furman UniversityBA 1966University of South CarolinaJ.D. 1969
Judicial Conference Fourth Circuit Court of AppealsAmerican Bar AssociationSouth Carolina Bar AssociationGreenville County Bar AssociationDistrict of Columbia Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits

Office Location

The Ogletree Building, Fifth Floor
300 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law - Management of the Greenville Metro Area
Lewis T. Smoak has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management