Linda L. Smith

Representative Clients

Caddo Parish School Board

Genesis Insurance Company

Gray Insurance Company

Libbey Glass, Inc.

Lott Company, LLC

Louisiana Retailers Mutual Insurance Co.

Louisiana Safety Association of Timbermen

Martin Marietta Materials of Louisiana

Martin Specialty Coatings of Louisiana

Stonetrust Commercial Insurance Company

Summit Claims Center

La. Constructions and Industries Fund

Formal Education

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Juris Doctorate degree, 1983

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Bachelor of Science, Finance, December, 1979

ROBERT E. LEE HIGH SCHOOL, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Diploma, Valedictorian, May, 1976

 

Work Experience

THE SMITH LAW OFFICE, L.L.C.  1998-Present

Bossier City, Louisiana

Judge, STATE OF LOUISIANA, OFFICE OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION   1992-1998

Shreveport, Louisiana

Managed the OWCA, District 1W field office and handled judicial resolution of all claims and disputes for the district, including opinions appealed to the Courts of Appeal, Second and Third Circuits

ROUNTREE, COX, GUIN, and BLACKMAN    1985-1991

Shreveport, Louisiana

Practice of law with primary emphasis on insurance defense and corporate litigation

FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT   1983-1985

Shreveport, Louisiana

Law clerk to Justice Jeffrey Victory and retired Judge Gayle Hamilton; assisted with writing opinions, research, and evidentiary issues

TAYLOR, PORTER, BROOKS, and PHILLIPS    1976-1983

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Law clerk 1980-1983; Abstractor 1976-1980

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES AND EXPERIENCE

Certified Public Manager, Baton Rouge and Shreveport, Louisiana

Certificate in Supervisory Techniques: Level I- Level III, August 1997

Management and human resource training emphasizing techniques, knowledge and implementation of Civil Service guidelines, dispute resolution, and state employee supervision.

National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada

Administrative Law: Workers’ Compensation course, November, 1995

Judicial Writing and Ethics course, October, 1996

LSU-S Paralegal Institute, Shreveport, Louisiana

Instructor, 1992

Licensed to practice in all courts in the State of Louisiana, as well as all United States District Courts in Louisiana and Eastern Texas and United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

Member (past and present): Louisiana State Bar Association; Shreveport Bar Association; Bossier Bar Association; Louisiana Defense Lawyers Association; Louisiana Association of Business & Industry; Defense Research Institute.

Community Activities: Speaker at seminars, active in the Presbyterian Church, USA Advisory Committee on Litigation (1993-2004) advise national church’s State Clerk regarding litigation and issues of national significance, primarily involving issues of freedom of religion, separation of church and state, property disputes, and social witness; Presbytery of the Pines, Administrative Council (1994-1998); First Presbyterian Church, Christian Education committee (1997-1999), Church school teacher (1989-present), Stewardship Chairman (1996), Board of Deacons (1993-1996); Session Member (1999-2003), Clerk of Session (2000-2003)