Established in 1955, JSH&W has grown into a full service law firm providing a broad range of expertise, including Administrative and Regulatory Law; Banking and Finance; Business Formation, Mergers, and Acquisitions; Business Litigation; Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights; Collections and Foreclosures; Civil Litigation; Commercial Leasing; Commercial Transactions; Consumer Class Actions; Corporate LawGeneral Practice: Probate Administration and Litigation; and Real Estate: Commercial and Residential.


Listening to clients and being sensitive to their wants and needs have made Johnson, Smith, Hibbard & Wildman one of the most highly-respected and successful law firms in Spartanburg and in South Carolina.  Earning that respect and achieving success are the result of years of hard work and dedication by many people, dating back to 1955, when Edwin W. Johnson and Milton A. Smith established the firm.

Having grown from four members in the early 1970’s to its present size, the firm engages in a general civil practice with several members handling the litigation duties and other members of the firm concentrating on providing advice and counsel on a full range of personal, business, environmental, regulatory, and real estate matters.

Whether a residential owner, a small one-shop business owner, or a large corporation with offices around the country, we respect and value each and every client as crucial to the firm’s success.  Johnson Smith strives to be a highly professional and skilled provider of legal services with a reputation for responsiveness and integrity.

The firm’s client roster includes real estate professionals, developers and their clients as well as financial institutions, manufacturing, construction and real estate development companies, and we act as special counsel for the State of South Carolina on a regular basis.  The list displays the firm’s depth of experience and diversity of representation.

In addition to fulfilling our professional responsibility of effectively and successfully representing clients, the members of the firm are deeply involved in the community.  Whether through serving the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce, the Home Builders Association of Greater Spartanburg, the Arts Partnership, the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind, the Charles Lea Center, the Spartanburg Area Conservancy, or various government planning boards and commissions and selective pro bono work, the firm puts its talents to good use for the betterment of Spartanburg and the Upstate.

The attorneys of Johnson, Smith, Hibbard & Wildman are inspired by the firm’s history and are dedicated to providing competent, quality legal services to clients today and in the future.  As Spartanburg continues to grow, the firm welcomes opportunities to further develop existing relationships as well as build new ones.



Advance America Cash Advance Centers, Inc.; OTO Development, LLC; William Barnet & Son, LLC, Oilmen’s Equipment Corp.; Wofford College; J. F. Floyd Mortuary; Zimmer Machinery Corp, Magnolia Financial, Inc., American Credit Assurance, LLC.  BANKS:  First National Bank of the South/Spartanburg; Regions Bank; Bank of America; Branch Banking and Trust Company of South Carolina; Arthur State Bank; The National Bank of South Carolina, Palmetto Bank, First South Bank.  CONSTRUCTION & REAL ESTATE: Johnson Development Associates; Morgan Corp.; Ivey Electric Co.; Beeson Henthorn Development, LLC; Prudential C. Dan Joyner & Young Realtors.  STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA: S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind.


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