Ivia F. Smith joined Richardson Plowden as an associate in the Columbia office in 2019. She is a member of the Richardson Plowden General Litigation Practice Group. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2017. She earned her Masters of Science in Legal Studies with a Concentration in Homeland Security from California University of Pennsylvania in 2009. Ms. Smith also serves in the United States Air Force Reserves where she is a Major in the 315th Force Support Squadron.
Prior to joining Richardson Plowden, Ms. Smith worked as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Jocelyn Newman at the South Carolina Judicial Department. She is a member of the South Carolina Bar.