All three firms share the same focus in litigation practice, including medical malpractice, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, products liability, premises liability, catastrophic injuries like brain and spinal cord injuries, nursing home abuse and neglect, and similar types of cases, according to a news release announcing the merger of the three firms.
Parham Smith & Archenhold has a presence across the state with offices in Charleston, Spartanburg and Greenville.
“The addition of Jamie DeMint and Bill Dodson to our talented and dedicated team of attorneys not only increases Parham Smith and Archenhold’s expertise in personal injury litigation, but it expands on our shared values and commitment to success,” Managing Partner Blakely Smith said in the news release. “This merger paves the way for our continued positive track record of protecting the rights of our clients for decades to come.”
DeMint was selected as one of South Carolina's Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 10 years and has been included in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of plaintiffs personal injury. DeMint is admitted to the U.S. District Court, the S.C. Bar and is a member of the Greenville County Bar Association. She also serves as the U.S. Tennis Association's South Carolina volunteer attorney.
Dodson has been a trial lawyer for more than 40 years. He was admitted to the U.S. District Court in 1981 and to the U.S. Court of Appeals in 1988. He is a member of the S.C. Bar Association, the Greenville County Bar Association, S.C. Association of Justice and the American Board of Trial Advocates. In 2012, Dodson received the Super Lawyers designation from Reuters.