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Columbia, SC

B. Rush Smith III

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP


    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.

    -The defense of consumer class actions in state and federal courts in a number of industries
    -The representation of financial institutions in litigation, including mortgage lenders and servicers
    -The defense of businesses accused of engaging in the unauthorized practice of law

    Awards and Honors
    -The Best Lawyers in America — Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Banking and Finance Litigation, and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions (2003-2017)

    Representative Cases
    The following is a selected sampling of recent cases and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future litigation matter:
    -Defended online loan lead generator in multiple coordinated actions involving application of S.C. Mortgage Lending Act
    -Represented a provider of online legal forms and services, defending unauthorized practice of law claims in the original jurisdiction of state supreme court
    -Coordinated the Firm’s defense of numerous class actions arising under the South Carolina “attorney preference” statute
    -Served as lead counsel for hospitals in a bilateral class action arising under a tax refund “debt set-off” statute

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