Louise N. Smith represents clients in a wide range of employment and business law matters, including class and collective action litigation. Louise also drafts, reviews and negotiates business and employment contracts, including restrictive covenants. Louise litigates minimum wage and overtime disputes, and various types of discrimination disputes, including race, color, gender, sexual harassment, age, and disability. Louise has successfully tried cases, including a retaliation case on behalf of an employee and a sexual harassment case on behalf of the alleged harasser. Louise has also successfully obtained numerous settlements for her clients in employment and whistleblower cases.
Louise received a Juris Doctor from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law. While in law school, Louise worked as a Research Assistant and as a Teaching Assistant in Legal Analysis – a required first-year course. Louise participated in Moot Court and received an award for Best Brief. She also won first place in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Annual National Law Student Writing Competition.
Louise received a Master of Arts degree in Communication and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Auburn University, where she was a member of the women’s basketball team.
Prior to opening SMITH LAW, Louise worked at a nationally recognized plaintiffs’ law firm representing individuals in employment disputes, and at a law firm representing employees and employers in employment and business disputes.
Louise was recognized in 2016 and 2017 as a Rising Star by Georgia Super Lawyers in the area of Employment Litigation.
Louise was born and raised “Down Under” in Melbourne, Australia. She is married to William J. Smith. They are the proud parents of Alana (9) and William (4).
- The Other Side of Human Trafficking, Volume 41, Number 1, Section of Labor & Employment Law, American Bar Association (Fall 2012)
- The Fluctuating Workweek Method: Binding Law or Dictum?, Atlanta Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section Newsletter (Summer 2012)
- Between a Rock and a Hard Place: For-profit Colleges and the Classification of Field Admissions Representatives, Atlanta Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section Newsletter (Winter 2012)
- Employers Beware: Civil RICO Provision Creates Private Enforcement of Immigration Laws, 27 A.B.A. J. Lab. & Emp. L. 103-119 (2011)
- Sarbanes-Oxley Evidence Destruction Statute Has Much Wider Impact than on Just Business Cases, The Federal Lawyer (July 2011)
- Still Crazy After All These Years, Feminism and Legal Education, Feminist & Critical Theory Opening Colloquium, in conjunction with the Southeast Regional Legal Writing Conference, Mercer University School of Law, Macon, Georgia (April 2011)
- American Bar Association, Fair Labor Standards Act Subcommittee.
- Atlanta Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section
- National Employment Lawyers Association (Georgia Chapter)
- J.D., Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University
- M.A., Communication, Auburn University
- B.A., Journalism, Auburn University
- All Magistrate, State, and Superior courts in the State of Georgia
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
- Court of Appeals of Georgia
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals