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Employment, Civil Rights,
& Personal Injury

As employees, families, and citizens of Louisiana, your rights need to be protected in every facet of your day-to-day life. The attorneys of the Smith Law Firm have been practicing labor and employment law and personal injury law, defending the rights of citizens in Louisiana, for over 50 years collectively.

As an experienced trial and appellate attorney, owner and attorney J. Arthur Smith III is licensed and practices in all Louisiana state and federal courts, as well as in the U.S. Fifth, Eleventh and Federal Circuits and U.S. Supreme Court.

“All that is necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for good men and women to do nothing.” ~ Edmund Burke.


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What You Can Expect From us

When you engage the services of the Smith Law Firm, you can expect the experience of 50 years of fighting for the rights of citizens of Louisiana.

Our attorneys have passionately litigated numerous labor and employment cases in the state courts and all the federal courts in Louisiana.

We will provide you with compassion and respect and work very hard so that your family is protected now and in the future.


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There are few things worse than facing on-the-job discrimination or finding yourself suddenly fired when you believe you have done nothing wrong. At the Smith Law Firm, we know that workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation can be devastating.

We also know that they are wrong, and we have the experience and dedication to right these injustices. Our attorneys have a passion for getting our clients what they deserve, and we can help you, too.

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J. Arthur "Art" Smith, III

Owner Attorney

J. Arthur “Art” Smith, III founded his law firm in 1972 and we have been passionately representing clients, from all walks of life, ever since that time. Our firm focuses on labor and employment law and personal injury claims, but has successfully handled many other types of cases in state and federal courts throughout the State of Louisiana.

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J. Arthur “Art” Smith, IV


Mr. Smith joined the Smith Law Firm as an associate in October 2016. While in law school, he worked as a law clerk for Martin K. Maley, Sr., and then for the Smith Law Firm. Art’s primary area of practice is labor and employment law.

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Robert Moseley Schmidt


Mr. Schmidt joined the Smith Law Firm in August 2017 as a law clerk and became an associate upon being sworn in as an attorney in October 2017. Mr. Schmidt is a Baton Rouge native who comes from a long line of attorneys and judges and is proud to continue this tradition by building a career in the practice of law.

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