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S. Christie Smith IV, Senior Partner Attorney
Plaintiffs Personal Injury; Products Liability; Federal Litigation; Criminal Law; Premises Liability; White Collar Crime; Workers Compen...
Phone:337.239.2244
Web:www.smithbush.com
Address: 300 Courthouse, leesville, LA 71446
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Lawyer:S. Christie Smith IV
Phone:337.239.2244
Fax:337.239.4186
Lawyer Title:Senior Partner
Practice Areas:Plaintiffs Personal Injury; Products Liability; Federal Litigation; Criminal Law; Premises Liability; White Collar Crime; Workers Compensation; Wrongful Death; Civil Litigation. Mr. Smith is the senior partner of SmithBush, LLP, a regional Louisiana law firm originally established in 1911 to represent laborers--and too often their widows and children--who were harmed by the burgeoning and unregulated timber industry in the rural South. Mr. Smith's work today is the modern extension of that century-old practice, in broader, litigation-based platform. As a consumer advocate and lawyer-in-the-trenches, he has spent his career representing regular people in the fight for safer working conditions, reliable products, civil rights, and fair access to the courts. His practice focuses on litigating wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases resulting from defective products and drugs, automobile collisions, motorcycle accidents, industrial incidents, medical errors, and Federal Tort Claims liability. On occasion, he defends individuals in the most serious types of criminal charges or in cases where their Constitutional rights have been intentionally or systemically abridged. He has tried cases across the Gulf South, from personal injury and damage claims to first degree murder and narcotics trafficking. He is one of the few lawyers dually board-certified in both civil and criminal trial advocacy by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, has been recognized in the "Top 50 Louisiana SuperLawyers" List, is named to the "Best Lawyers in America," and holds an "AV-Preeminent" rating, the highest rating available from the Martindale-Hubbell Directory of Attorneys. He is widely-published and frequently lectures on emerging issues in trial and Constitutional law.
Bio:Selected, "Best Lawyers in America," Woodward-White Publishing; Named, "Top 50 Louisiana Super Lawyers List," Thomson-Reuters Publishing, Louisiana Life Magazine; Selected, "100 Top Trial Lawyers," The National Trial Lawyers; Listed, Super Lawyers Publication, Key Professional Media, Inc.; Inducted, Million Dollar Advocates' Forum; Listed, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers; Speaker, "The Word 'Automobile' Is Not a Talisman in Whose Presence the Fourth Amendment Fades Away and Disappears," Office of The Staff Judge Advocate, Continuing Legal Education; "The Collateral Source Rule in Retreat," Louisiana Association for Justice, Continuing Legal Education; "Constitutional Considerations in Trial Practice," Central Louisiana Pro Bono Project Continuing Legal Education; "Straining Patriotism Under the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act (USA PATRIOT ACT)"; Fort Polk Judge Advocate General's Continuing Legal Education; "'Colossus' and other Fallen Wonders," Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Continuing Legal Education; "Recent Developments in Personal Injury Law," Louisiana Association for Justice, Continuing Legal Education; "Understanding the 'Minor Impact Soft Tissue' Injury Defense," Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Legal education; "Nuts and Bolts of Appellate Argument," Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Legal Education; Amicus Curiae Committee, Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Counsel (pro bono), Vernon Tourism Commission; Counsel (pro bono), Leesville Historic District, Board of Directors, Central Louisiana Pro Bono Project
Admitted:1997, Louisiana, U.S. District Court, Western, Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 2001, U.S. Supreme Court; 2005, Tribal Court for the Sovereign Nation of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; 2006, Tribal Court for the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, 2008, District of Columbia; 2010, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. District Court, Western, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas; U. S. Court of Federal Claims, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
College:Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1992
Law School:Paul M. Hebert School of Law, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1996
Membership:Louisiana State Bar Association (Past Member, House of Delegates); Bar Association of the 30th Judicial District (Past President); Bar Association of the District of Columbia; Bar Association for the Federal Fifth Circuit; Louisiana Association for Justice (Past Member, Board of Governors; Past Chairman of Criminal Law Section); Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member, Amicus Curiae Committee); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; American Association for Justice; Louisiana Association for Justice (Past Chairman, Criminal Law Section; Past Governor, Board of Governors).

Lawyer S. Christie Smith IV, graduated from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1992 Paul M. Hebert School of Law, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1996, is now employed by at 300 Courthouse leesville, LA 71446.

While being a member of Louisiana State Bar Association (Past Member, House of Delegates); Bar Association of the 30th Judicial District (Past President); Bar Association of the District of Columbia; Bar Association for the Federal Fifth Circuit; Louisiana Association for Justice (Past Member, Board of Governors; Past Chairman of Criminal Law Section); Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member, Amicus Curiae Committee); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; American Association for Justice; Louisiana Association for Justice (Past Chairman, Criminal Law Section; Past Governor, Board of Governors)., S. Christie Smith IV is one of the more than one million lawyers in United States. Before choosing S. Christie Smith IV as your lawyer, you should consider whether S. Christie Smith IV is a member of American Bar Association (ABA), how much he or she charges for the services, if there is any hidden attorney fee, what's the fee schedule, whether he or she has good community reputation and is able to provide a list of good references. You can also contact the Board of Professional Responsibility of the state bar, to find out if S. Christie Smith IV has ever been placed under any disciplinary actions. If there is any such disciplinary action, avoid using his or her services. Please be aware that, though S. Christie Smith IV's office is located at leesville, LA, he or she might belong to the bar association of other states.

Focus of Lawyer's Practice and Years Practice are also very important factors in your evaluation process. The more focused the lawyer's practice areas, the better service he or she could provide. Length of practice, however, can be both positive and negative for an attorney. So do not make decisions solely on one or two factors. S. Christie Smith IV has been admitted in 1997, Louisiana, U.S. District Court, Western, Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 2001, U.S. Supreme Court; 2005, Tribal Court for the Sovereign Nation of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; 2006, Tribal Court for the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, 2008, District of Columbia; 2010, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. District Court, Western, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas; U. S. Court of Federal Claims, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His or her practice areas include Plaintiffs Personal Injury; Products Liability; Federal Litigation; Criminal Law; Premises Liability; White Collar Crime; Workers Compensation; Wrongful Death; Civil Litigation. Mr. Smith is the senior partner of SmithBush, LLP, a regional Louisiana law firm originally established in 1911 to represent laborers--and too often their widows and children--who were harmed by the burgeoning and unregulated timber industry in the rural South. Mr. Smith's work today is the modern extension of that century-old practice, in broader, litigation-based platform. As a consumer advocate and lawyer-in-the-trenches, he has spent his career representing regular people in the fight for safer working conditions, reliable products, civil rights, and fair access to the courts. His practice focuses on litigating wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases resulting from defective products and drugs, automobile collisions, motorcycle accidents, industrial incidents, medical errors, and Federal Tort Claims liability. On occasion, he defends individuals in the most serious types of criminal charges or in cases where their Constitutional rights have been intentionally or systemically abridged. He has tried cases across the Gulf South, from personal injury and damage claims to first degree murder and narcotics trafficking. He is one of the few lawyers dually board-certified in both civil and criminal trial advocacy by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, has been recognized in the "Top 50 Louisiana SuperLawyers" List, is named to the "Best Lawyers in America," and holds an "AV-Preeminent" rating, the highest rating available from the Martindale-Hubbell Directory of Attorneys. He is widely-published and frequently lectures on emerging issues in trial and Constitutional law..

S. Christie Smith IV's college education includes Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1992, law school degree was from Paul M. Hebert School of Law, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1996, other biographical background includes Selected, "Best Lawyers in America," Woodward-White Publishing; Named, "Top 50 Louisiana Super Lawyers List," Thomson-Reuters Publishing, Louisiana Life Magazine; Selected, "100 Top Trial Lawyers," The National Trial Lawyers; Listed, Super Lawyers Publication, Key Professional Media, Inc.; Inducted, Million Dollar Advocates' Forum; Listed, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers; Speaker, "The Word 'Automobile' Is Not a Talisman in Whose Presence the Fourth Amendment Fades Away and Disappears," Office of The Staff Judge Advocate, Continuing Legal Education; "The Collateral Source Rule in Retreat," Louisiana Association for Justice, Continuing Legal Education; "Constitutional Considerations in Trial Practice," Central Louisiana Pro Bono Project Continuing Legal Education; "Straining Patriotism Under the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act (USA PATRIOT ACT)"; Fort Polk Judge Advocate General's Continuing Legal Education; "'Colossus' and other Fallen Wonders," Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Continuing Legal Education; "Recent Developments in Personal Injury Law," Louisiana Association for Justice, Continuing Legal Education; "Understanding the 'Minor Impact Soft Tissue' Injury Defense," Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Legal education; "Nuts and Bolts of Appellate Argument," Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Legal Education; Amicus Curiae Committee, Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Counsel (pro bono), Vernon Tourism Commission; Counsel (pro bono), Leesville Historic District, Board of Directors, Central Louisiana Pro Bono Project. You should contact other lawyers and law firms nearby before choosing your legal representatives.

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