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Joshua S. Whitley

Josh is one of the firm's founding partners. His practice focuses on complex litigation, including healthcare defense and business litigation. He also has a multifaceted mediation and arbitration practice.

Contact

jwhitley@smythwhitley.com

ph. 843-606-5633

fx. 843-654-4095

Education

  • William & Mary, J.D., 2008

    • Order of the Coif ​

    • Order of the Barristers

  • Wofford College, B.A., 2005

    • Summa Cum Laude

Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2008

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2009

  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina, 2010

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About

A native of Berkeley County, Josh is currently serving his third term on the Berkeley County Council representing Daniel Island, Clements Ferry Road, and portions of Hanahan. On Council, he is the Chairman of the Finance Committee, where he has primary responsibility for the County’s Budgets and Economic Development efforts. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Charleston Regional Development Alliance’s Board of Directors.

 

He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate and current Trustee of Wofford College. He graduated from the William & Mary School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Order of Barristers and won national awards in advocacy. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Dennis W. Shedd of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

 

Josh lives on Daniel Island with his wife Cowles, daughter Sara Cannon, identical twins Evans and Paul, and his beloved golden retrievers Lily and Luna (who love going to work and you can often find them in the office greeting clients and colleagues). 

In addition to his legal practice, Josh's civic involvement is extensive, including:

  •  Wofford College Board of Trustees, Member: 2017 - present

  •  United States Judicial Conference for the Fourth Circuit, Permanent Member: 2016 - present

  •  United States Judicial Conference for the Fourth Circuit Planning Committee for 2018

  • Conference, Member (Attorney Representative): 2017-2018

  •  Berkeley County Councilman (Daniel Island, Hanahan, Goose Creek): 2015 - present

  •  Berkeley County Council Vice Chairman: 2019-2020

  •  Berkeley County Council Finance Committee Chairman: 2017 - present

  •  Berkeley County Council Human Resources & Purchasing Committee Chairman: 2015 - 2016

  • Charleston Stage at the Dock Street Theatre, Trustee and Past President: 2010-2016

  •  Charleston Regional Development Alliance Board of Directors, Member: 2016- present

  •  Charleston Regional Development Alliance Executive Committee, 2019-present

  •  Wofford College Terrier Club Board of Directors, Member: 2008-2010

  •  Wofford College National Alumni Executive Council, Member: 2011-2013

  •  Mevers Charleston School of Excellence Board of Trustees, Member: 2016- 2018

  •  Berkeley County Republican Party, Member, Past Chairman

  •  South Carolina Republican Party, Past Member of the State Executive Committee