SMITH & JOHN

Attorneys at Law

3646 Youree Drive

Shreveport, Louisiana  71105

Phone: (318) 219-1001

Fax: (318) 219-1002

e-fax: (318) 703-2609

Licensed in the State of Louisiana

 

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Shreveport Criminal Defense Lawyer


CRIMINAL DEFENSE

By Craig Smith, Attorney at Law

 

     The law firm’s clients who are faced with criminal charges or who need past matters expunged from public records are represented by Craig Smith. Craig combines his talents as a litigator with his experience in the courtroom to provide his clients with representation tailored to their individual problems. Whether the client is facing charges in a city court or an indictment in federal court, Craig works hard to represent his clients by using a combination of trial preparation and personal interaction with the prosecutors.

 

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America® © by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C., selected for inclusion in the 2007 - 2017 editions.

  • Louisiana Super Lawyers® list for 2017.  Super Lawyers® is part of Thomson Reuters.

  • SB Magazine's "Top Lawyers" issue, listed as one of the top lawyers in the Shreveport-Bossier area, 2004 - 2017 editions.

Memberships
  • Louisiana State Bar Association

  • Fifth Federal Circuit Bar Association

  • Former Master Member of the Harry V. Booth and Henry A. Politz Chapter of the American Inns of Court, a group of select judges and lawyers dedicated to improving the skills, professionalism, and ethics of the bench and bar. (1998-2012)

Admissions
  • State of Louisiana (Supreme Court, Appellate Courts, and all District Courts)

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana

Positions
  • Delegate with Louisiana State Bar Association, House of Delegates, for the First Judicial District Court which encompasses all of Caddo Parish, serving 8th term (Terms: '02-'04. '04-'06, '06-'08, '08-'10, '10-'12, '12-'14, '14-'16 & '16-'18) which is the policy making body of the Louisiana State Bar Association.

  • Previously chaired the Criminal Law Committee of the Shreveport Bar Association

  • Previously chaired the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Shreveport Bar Association which handled grievances by clients against their attorneys

Teaching
  • Instructor, "Expungements," Legal Services of North Louisiana, Inc. Recent Developments CLE, November 2015

  • Instructor, "Expungements," Legal Services of North Louisiana, Inc. Recent Developments CLE, September 2014

  • Instructor, "DWI Seminar," Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, October 2011

  • Instructor, "Art of Criminal Law," Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, October 2010

  • Instructor, "Criminal Law," Shreveport Bar Association CLE, December 2007

  • Instructor, "Criminal Law," Shreveport Bar Association CLE, December 2006

  • Instructor, "Criminal Law," Shreveport Bar Association CLE, December 2003

  • Instructor/Author, "Expungements," Shreveport Bench-Bar Conference 2000

  • Instructor, "Paralegal of Criminal Litigation," Louisiana State University - Shreveport, Fall of 2010 - 2016

Education
  • Juris Doctor, Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, 1993

  • Bachelor of Science (Finance), Louisiana State University-Shreveport in 1990

Community
  • St. Joseph's Parish Finance Council, served as Vice-president and as council member

  • Past board member of the Young Lawyer's Section of the Shreveport Bar Association

  • Volunteered as a Teen Court Judge and Advisor, Caddo Juvenile Court

  • Judged area high school mock trial competitions

Primary Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense & Litigation
  • Expungements
  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Claims
  • DUI DWI Defense and Driver's License Suspension Issues

Cites and Parishes Served Throughout North Louisiana

  • Caddo Parish: Shreveport, Blanchard, Greenwood, Vivian
  • Bossier Parish: Bossier City, Benton, Plain Dealing, Haughton
  • Webster Parish: Minden, Springhill, Cullen
  • DeSoto Parish: Mansfield, Stonewall
  • Bienville Parish: Arcadia
  • Lincoln Parish: Ruston
  • Ouachita Parish: Monroe
  • Red River Parish: Coushatta
  • Claiborne Parish: Homer
  • Sabine Parish: Many

Phone:     318-219-1001

Fax:         318-219-1002

Address:   3646 Youree Drive

               Shreveport, LA  71105

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