Attorney Louise N. Smith represents clients in a wide range of employment and personal injury matters. She handles both single plaintiff and class/collective actions. For example, Louise recovered unpaid overtime wages for 250 cable installation technicians who worked throughout the country for a major telecommunications company. Louise has successfully tried cases for both plaintiffs and defendants, including a sexual harassment case against her client who was falsely accused of sexual harassment by two female subordinates. Louise has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for her clients in employment, personal injury, and whistleblower cases. Louise also drafts and negotiates employment contracts, including restrictive covenants (e.g., non-compete agreements), and severance agreements.
Known as effective and knowledgeable in her field, Louise was recognized by the Georgia Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. 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.
Louise was born and raised "Down Under" in Melbourne, Australia. She is married to Bill. They are the proud parents of two children, Alana and William Smith. Louise enjoys spending time with her family and watching British period dramas. Louise and Bill attend 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
Contributing Author, Midwinter Treatise Supplement: The Fair Labor Standards Act. American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law Fair Labor Standards Act Subcommittee (2018 - 2021)
Contributing Author, Midwinter Treatise Supplement: The Family Medical Leave Act. American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Fair Labor Standards Act Subcommittee (2020 - 2021)
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
Atlanta Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
National Employment Lawyers Association (Georgia Chapter), Board Member
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Member
J.D., Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University
International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award
M.A., Communication, Auburn University
B.A., Journalism, Auburn University
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United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
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