Georgia attorney Louise N. Smith represents clients in a wide range of employment and business law matters, including class and collective action litigation. For example, in 2017, the Firm successfully resolved a nationwide FLSA collective action on behalf of more than 250 cable installation technicians who were not paid overtime and minimum wages. Louise also drafts, reviews and negotiates business and employment contracts, including restrictive covenants. She 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 for both plaintiffs and defendants, including a retaliation case on behalf of an employee and a sexual harassment case on behalf of a manager who was wrongfully accused of sexually harassing two female subordinates. She has also successfully obtained numerous settlements for her clients in employment and whistleblower cases.
Known as effective and knowledgeable in her field, Louise was recognized in 2016, 2017, and 2018 by the Georgia Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the area of Employment Litigation. Among clients, Louise is also recognized as an attorney who goes "above and beyond," provides "excellent legal services with a personable touch," and treats each client "as a person not a case."
Louise received a Juris Doctor from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law. She 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 born and raised “Down Under” in Melbourne, Australia. She is married to William. They are the proud parents of two children, Alana and William Smith. Louise enjoys spending time with her family and watching British period dramas.