Attorney Josh D. Smith

Honest, straightforward advocate

Josh Smith joined the workers' compensation department of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2014.

He received his J.D. from Elon University School of Law, where he attended on an academic scholarship. His accomplishments there included being named to the Dean's List, being a Moot Court member, and a semifinalist in a moot court competition. Josh received his B.A. from North Carolina State University, where he majored in Political Science with a concentration in Criminal Justice.

During law school, Josh was selected as a legal extern for the Honorable Judge Robert C. Hunter and then as a summer clerk for the Honorable Judge Robert N. Hunter, Jr. After law school, he worked briefly as an estate and Medicaid planning attorney and then began his true passion – helping injured individuals through the workers' compensation and Social Security Disability processes.

Josh has strong ties to North Carolina and its residents. He was born and raised in Burlington and he wants to make sure his fellow North Carolinians have someone to turn to in their time of need. When asked what he feels he brings to the table for clients, Josh said:

"I try to listen first, provide honest, effective legal advice second, and then work hard to try to get the best result for my client. I value being straightforward with my clients – and I think they appreciate that too - but only after taking the time to fully understand their situation and needs. The workers' compensation system is tough and confusing. I've spent a great deal of my legal career working to understand it, and I'm happy to share that understanding with my clients."

He's currently a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the 10th Judicial District Bar Association.

Practice Area:

Workers' Compensation

Law School:

Elon University School of Law
Greensboro, NC
2011 J.D., Dean's list scholar


North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
2000 B.A. in Political Science, Criminal Justice concentration


  • 10th Judicial District Bar Association (Wake County)
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • North Carolina Bar Association

Community & Civic Involvement

  • German Shepherd Rescue & Adoptions