Mr. Simeon Christie Smith IV

SmithBush, LLP
Contact: 800.379.6526
Law School: Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Jurisdictions: District of Columbia
5th Circuit
8th Circuit
9th Circuit
11th Circuit
Coushatta Tribal Court
Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


About Mr. Simeon Christie Smith IV
S. Christie Smith IV 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 traficking. 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, holds an "AV--Preeminent" rating, the highest rating available from the Martindale-Hubbell Directory of Attorneys, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. He is widely-published and frequently lectures on emerging issues in trial and Constitutional law.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Constitutional Law
  • Federal Tort Claims
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    • Visa, MsterCard, American Express
  • Contingent Fees
    • 33% to 40%
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia 
5th Circuit 
8th Circuit 
9th Circuit 
11th Circuit 
Coushatta Tribal Court 
Federal Circuit 
U.S. Supreme Court 
Board Certified, Civil Trial Law (National Board of Legal Specialty Certification)
Board Certified, Criminal Trial Law (National Board of Legal Specialty Certification)
Death Penalty, Lead Counsel (Louisiana Indigent Defense Assistance Board )
Professional Experience
Senior Partner, SmithBush, LLP
Partner, The Smith Law Firm, LLP
Member, Smith, Ford, & Clark
Louisiana State University - Baton RougeJ.D.Civil Law
Louisiana State University - Baton RougeB.A.English Literature, Philosophy
Professional Activities
Fellow Louisiana Bar Foundation 2007-Current
Member Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Amicus Curiae Committee 2007-Current
Member Louisiana Association for Justice, Automobile Torts Section 1997-Current
Chairman Louisiana Association for Justice, Criminal Law Section 2009-2011
Governor Louisiana Association for Justice 2006-2008
Delegate Louisiana State Bar Association 2006-2007
Governor Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association 1998-2005
President Thirtieth Judicial District Bar Association 1999-2001
Top 50 Louisiana SuperLawyers, SuperLawyers, Thomson Reuters Publishing
Induction, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
AV-Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Highest Legal Ability Rating
Inducted to SuperLawyers, Key Professional Media
Top 5% of lawyers in their fields
"Top 100 Trial Lawyers", The National Trial Lawyers
Selected for inclusion, Best Lawyers in America
Professional Associations
Member, Louisiana State Bar
Board of Directors, Central Louisiana Pro Bono Project
Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
Member, Louisiana Association for Justice
Fellow, Roscoe Pound Foundation
Life Member, Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member, National Association of Crimnal Defense Lawyers
Life Member, American Association for Justice
Member, Federal Fifth Circuit Bar Association
Member, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association


SmithBush - Big Timber
SmithBush History, "Big Timber"


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