We Take Action.

For over 25 years, Smith & Fawer, LLC has cultivated a distinguished reputation for crafting innovative and strategic solutions for business and individuals facing complex and wide-ranging challenges.

We Hold Nothing Back.

Founded on January 2, 1995 in New Orleans, Smith & Fawer, LLC​ has since emerged as a distinguished law firm specializing in complex litigation. Our mission: to provide innovative solutions to clients facing unique and intricate challenges. Today, with almost three decades of unwavering commitment to excellence, Smith & Fawer, LLC stands as one of the most respected boutique law firms in the regional legal community.

Smith & Fawer, LLC’s practice spans trial and appellate proceedings within federal and state courts, as well as alternative dispute resolution processes, extending our reach beyond Louisiana to serve clients across the broader region and nationally.

The attorneys at Smith & Fawer, LLC bring a wealth of experience and an unrelenting dedication and diligence to resolving our clients’ most pressing legal issues. Our team has extensive experience in commercial litigation, property and insurance litigation, eminent domain litigation, trusts and estates litigation, and white-collar criminal defense law, among other complex practice areas. Our exceptional team is comprised of talented, creative, and intellectual lawyers known for tenacity, creativity, and intellect that expertly complement their extensive practice experience. When Smith & Fawer, LLC takes on a case, we do so with an unwavering commitment to go the distance, signaling to adversaries that we are prepared for any challenge, regardless of how formidable.

At the core of the Firm’s identity lies an unyielding dedication to our clients’ best interests and a commitment to providing excellent services that produce results. This commitment consistently yields satisfied clientele who zealously recommend our Firm to others facing seemingly insurmountable challenges. Operating steadfastly within the bounds of legal and ethical standards,Smith & Fawer, LLC holds nothing back in representing our clients.

Smith & Fawer, LLC has the dedication, courage, creativity, and knowledge to develop tailored solutions for your problem, regardless of how complex.

Practice Areas

Business Litigation

Catastrophic Injury

Civil Rights

Community Property

Eminent Domain And Takings

Entertainment Law

Government Relations

Insurance Litigation

Maritime Law

Professional Liability

Property And Environmental Law

Securities Litigation

Trusts, Estates And Succession

White Collar Crime

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In The News

An Eminent Domain Case Success

A final judgement has been made in the case of Lake Charles Harbor & Terminal District v. Rothchild, with our client being awarded $8m.

Controversy Over English Turn Development

The Village at English Turn is in planning development but after controversy over its continuation a filed lawsuit says the city of New Orleans violated the federal Fair Housing Act.

Saints’ Mickey Loomis and interior designer Shaun Smith feud over Four Seasons condo renovation

Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is facing a counterclaim from the contractor he filed suit against in late 2022. Shaun Smith, the hired designer, is claiming that the Loomises owe him for the work he did complete rather than the other way around.

Bitter Ray Brandt succession battle settles; here’s who will control $300 million estate

The dramatic dispute over the Ray Brandt estate has reached an ending. 

Smith & Fawer has the courage to find creative solutions for clients with complex matters.