B. Rush "Rush" Smith III

B. Rush "Rush" Smith III


Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Recognized since 2003

Columbia, South Carolina

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Financial Services Regulation Law

Litigation - Banking and Finance

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Financial Services Regulation Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Financial Services Regulation Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Litigation - Banking and Finance
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Rush Smith is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. Mr. Smith's practice concentrates on complex civil litigation, primarily consumer class actions. He serves as leader of the Firm's Consumer Financial Services Litigation practice group.

Location

  • Meridian, 17th Floor
    1320 Main Street
    Columbia, SC 29201

Education

  • Clemson University, BS, graduated 1980

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, South Carolina

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Business Law Section, Consumer Financial Services Committee
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) -
  • John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court -
  • Richland County Bar Association -

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Financial Services Regulation Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Financial Services Regulation Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Litigation - Banking and Finance

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Financial Services Regulation Law, Columbia, SC (2020)
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation, Columbia, SC (2018)
  • Financial Services Regulation Law, Columbia, SC (2017)
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Columbia, SC (2016)
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance, Columbia, SC (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Special Focus

  • COVID-19
  • Mass Tort

Awards:

  • The Best Lawyers in America® -- Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Banking and Finance Litigation, and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions (2003-2018)

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