Although born in Florida, Tiffany Smith has called New Orleans “home” for many years. Mrs. Smith is an associate who focuses her practice primarily on commercial litigation, insurance defense, and labor and employment law. Mrs. Smith was admitted to practice law in the State of Louisiana in 2009. She is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana.
In 2004, Mrs. Smith graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Child Development. Four years later in 2008, she received her Juris Doctorate with a concentration in Civil Law and Common Law Certificate from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. While a student at Loyola, she clerked for the City Attorney’s Office in Kenner, Louisiana and was a student practitioner in the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice.
Following law school, Mrs. Smith served as a law clerk in Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans for three years. Prior to joining Leake and Andersson, L.L.P., she was an associate at Boykin, Ehret & Utley, where she successfully advocated for individuals, small non-profit organizations, government agencies, and large corporations in the areas of insurance coverage, insurance defense, personal injury, medical malpractice, labor and employment law, and general liability matters.
Mrs. Smith is a member of the American Bar Association, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, New Orleans Bar Association, and Louisiana Association of Black Women Attorneys, of which she currently serves as Treasurer. She is also a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and has served as Co-Chair its Diversity Pipeline Subcommittee from 2012-2014.
Professional Activities, Publications, Presentations:
Presented “Building the Basics to Create a Competent and Inclusive Legal Profession,” Lake Charles Bar Association, October 25, 2012.
Presented “To Offend or Not to Offend: Communicating Around Political Correctness,” Baton Rouge Bar Association, December 6, 2013.