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John H. Smith

  • Attorney


Practice Areas

  • Car Accident
  • 18 Wheeler/Truck Accident
  • Personal Injury Claims
  • Wrongful Death Claims
  • Mass Torts
  • Toxic Torts
  • Asbestos-related Claims
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Maritime Cases
  • Police Brutality Cases
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Manufacturer’s Defects/Products Liability
  • Criminal Cases
  • DUI


John H. Smith graduated from Southern University Law Center in 1994 with honors. He is licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts in Louisiana and Mississippi. Upon graduating law school, John began litigating cases. He tried his first wrongful death case three weeks after receiving his law license. Since then, he has been primarily responsible for handling a variety of cases, including complex multinational product liability cases involving products from Germany to South Korea. He has been appointed to numerous Louisiana and national class action committees and has had the opportunity to present a seminar entitled "Louisiana and Interstate Trucking Regulations and Discovery" at the Louisiana Association for Justice and Terrebonne Parish Bar Association. He has represented thousands of hard working injured people and their families throughout the country. John has successfully litigated cases involving wrongful death, amputation, burns, paralysis, quadriplegia, fractured vertebrae, brain injury, and just about every traumatic injury imaginable. His main areas of practice include product liability, maritime/Jones Act claims, trucking accidents and serious automobile accident cases. John represented one of the eleven workers killed on the Deepwater Horizon to a successful conclusion. He also represents several multistate corporations for BP business loss claims.


  • Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1994
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1994
  • Mississippi, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 2003

Classes and Seminars

  • "Louisiana and Interstate Trucking Regulations and Discovery", Louisiana Association for Justice, 12/29/2009
  • “Louisiana and Interstate Trucking Regulations and Discovery”, Terrebonne Parish Bar Association, December 2012

Past Positions

  • L. D. Sledge, Law Clerk - 1992-1993
  • City Court of Houma, Probation Officer - 1989-1991