Ronniesha G. Smith
Ronniesha is a defense attorney whose practice primarily focuses on insurance coverage and litigation, first -party bad-faith litigation and employment and labor. In each instance, Ronniesha focuses on the intricate details of each matter holding clients’ needs as the top priority.
In addition to her focus areas, Ronniesha brings an in-house perspective, supporting senior counsel of fortune 500 companies handling large financial institution issues regarding compliance with federal regulations, as well as a federal government perspective working with the United State Equal Employment Opportunity Commission managing multiple employment law claims of moderate to high risk and negotiating matters between opposing parties.
While attending law school in North Carolina, Ronniesha developed a passion for the courtroom where she excelled as a member of the Trial Advocacy Board placing in several mock trial competitions. Also licensed in South Carolina, as a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, Ronniesha has shared her passions for trial by judging High School Mock Trial Regional and State Competitions.
Ronniesha hails from the Sea Islands located in Charleston, South Carolina were she enjoys running on the surrounding beaches. When she is not traveling home, she enjoys advocating for women in sports, specifically women’s basketball including her beloved South Carolina Gamecocks.
Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P., San Antonio, TX , Jan. 2022 – Present
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Lambda Pi Eta National Communications Honor Society
South Carolina Bar Wills Clinic – Drafted wills for Greenville County teachers.
South Carolina Bar Mock Trial Program – Judged mock trial competitions.
Mississippi Center for Justice: Alternative Spring Break Participant – Gathered information to legally petition for housing relief for the residence of Biloxi, Mississippi and surrounding areas still recovering from Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil Spill.
Charlotte Law Expungement Clinic – Served eligible citizens in removing criminal offenses from their record.
Charlotte Law Court Camp – Mentored local middle and high school students eager to learn about mock trial
Charlotte School of Law, Charlotte, NC Juris Doctor, May 2016
Honors: Cali Excellence for the Future Award Trial Advocacy Experience: Florida State University
Mock Trial Team- Annual National Civil Mock Trial Competition (Finished Top 3 of 14 Teams), Charlotte School of Law Mock Trial Team- The 4th Annual Carolinas Invitational Mock Trial Tournament (Finished Top 2 of 12 Teams), Kilpatrick Townsend and UNC Broun National Trial Team Mock Trial Competition Participant 2014 (Finished Top 3 of 49 Teams)
Property Law Journal: Senior Staff Editor
Study Abroad: International Comparative Law: The Business of Wine (Reims, France)
University of South Carolina Aiken B.A., May 2012
Honors: Dean’s List, Fall 2009 and Fall 2011