Eskridge ‘Sam’ Smith

Representative clients 

Caddo Parish School

BoardGenesis Insurance

CompanyGray Insurance

CompanyLibbey 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, 1982

LOUISIANA TECH  UNIVERSITY, Ruston, Louisiana

Masters degree, Education,  1975

LOUISIANA TECH  UNIVERSITY, Ruston, Louisiana

Bachelor of Science, Education,  1972

RINGGOLD HIGH SCHOOL, Ringgold, Louisiana

Diploma, May, 1968

 

Work Experience

THE SMITH LAW OFFICE, L.L.C.     1995-Present

Bossier City, Louisiana

COOK, YANCEY, KING & GALLOWAY   1984-1995

Shreveport, Louisiana

General civil litigation with an emphasis on workers’ compensation as well as employment-related matters and insurance defense including preparation and trial of a large volume of cases before the administrative law judges of the Office of Workers’ Compensation of the State of Louisiana along with appellate and Louisiana Supreme Court appearances on those cases as well as preparation and trial of cases in district court before judges and juries in the North Louisiana parishes with appellate work on those cases.

BROADHUST, BROOK, MANGHAM, HARDY &  REED     1982-1984

Lafayette, Louisiana

General civil litigation

RINGGOLD HIGH SCHOOL     1976-1977

Ringgold , Louisiana                                        

Teacher: mathematics and science;  Coach: basketball and football

 

Military Service  

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

Honorably discharged in 1975

 

Other Activities and Experience

Member: Louisiana State Bar Association; Shreveport Bar Association;  Bossier Bar Association; Louisiana Association of Defense Council; Defense Research Institute

Licensed to practice in all courts in the State of Louisiana including the Louisiana Supreme Court, as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

1995 to 1999  - speaker at seminars  pertaining to workers’ compensation and  employment-related issues, monitor for attorneys reporting to the Disciplinary Councel for the Louisiana State Bar Association