S. Christie Smith IV
Attorney S. Christie Smith IV is a Senior Partner of SmithBush, LLP, a law firm in Leesville, LA. As a lawyer in Leesville, Louisiana, attorney Smith IV serves Vernon County, as well as clients throughout Louisiana.
Areas of Practice
- Civil Rights
- Criminal Defense
- Defective / Dangerous Products
- Personal Injury
- Workers' Compensation
- Wrongful Death
Admitted to Practice Law
- Supreme Court of the United States of America
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern District of Arkansas
United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Coushatta Tribal Court for the Sovereign Nation of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana
|:||Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge|
|Law School||:||Paul M. Hebert School of Law, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge|
- ~~“AV-Preeminent”™ Rated (highest possible rating), Martindale-Hubbell© Law Directory
Board Certified, Civil Trials, National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
Board Certified, Criminal Trials, National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
Death Penalty Lead Counsel Certified, Louisiana Supreme Court / LIDAB
Selected for Inclusion, Best Lawyers in America©, Woodward-White Publishing
Selected for Inclusion, “Top 50 Louisiana SuperLawyers,” Thomson Reuters Publishing
Selected for Inclusion, “100 Top Trial Lawyers,” The National Trial Lawyers
Selected for Inclusion, SuperLawyers Publication, Key Professional Media, Inc.
Selected for Inclusion, Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys, Martindale-Hubbell Publishing
Amicus Curiae Committee, Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Board of Directors, Central Louisiana Pro Bono Project, Inc.
Inducted, Million Dollar Advocates’ Forum
Fellow, Louisiana Bar Foundation
Chairman (past), Criminal Law Section, Louisiana Association for Justice
Governor (past), Board of Governors, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
Delegate (past), House of Delegates, Louisiana State Bar Association
Governor (past), Board of Governors, Louisiana Association for Justice
President (past), Thirtieth Judicial District Bar Association
~~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 Woodward-White's Best Lawyers in America. He is widely-published and frequently lectures on emerging issues in trial and Constitutional law.
Leesville, Louisiana 71446
SmithBush, LLP was founded in 1911. Since its founding, SmithBush, LLP has grown to a size of 10 attorneys. SmithBush, LLP is located in Vernon County Louisiana.
Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Criminal Defense