Mr. Smith has been practicing law in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for nearly 50 years. Labor and employment law is the principal focus of his practice. He is the President and founder of the Baton Rouge affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association, President of the Louisiana Employment Lawyers Association, and Former Chair of both the Labor and Employment and Civil Rights sections of the Louisiana Association for Justice. He is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and is a member of the National Trial Lawyers Association. He is also the founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Stand Up for Workers Political Action Committee.
As a seasoned and experienced trial and appellate attorney, he 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.
Mr. Smith has successfully handled many labor and employment cases in state and federal courts and many of his cases have shaped the landscape of labor and employment law in Louisiana.
J.D. – 1971
Law Review: Louisiana Law Review, National First Vice President of the ABA Law Student Division, 1970-1971
Phi Kappa Phi
B.S. – 1968
Omicron Delta Kappa
Major: Business and Public Administration