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Randall A. Smith

Randall A. Smith

Louisiana

Smith & Fawer, LLC
201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 3702
New Orleans, LA 70170
Tel:(504) 525-2200 | Fax:(504) 525-2205
rasmith@smithfawer.com | www.smithfawer.com

Randall Smith is a veteran trial lawyer who has successfully handled a variety of civil, commercial and criminal litigation. His litigation practice focuses primarily on business and property litigation, including takings/eminent domain litigation on behalf of private property owners throughout Louisiana. Having obtained many multi-million dollar judgments, as well as successfully defended against many multi-million dollar claims, Randy has earned a reputation as an assertive, creative, and focused trial counsel.

In addition to his law practice, Randy has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola University’s School of Law since 1989. Among other civic duties, he is the President of the Canal Street Development Corporation, a public benefit corporation with tens of millions of dollars in assets dedicated to the revitalization of Canal Street.

Speaking Engagements

  • American Law Institute, Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation, “Valuation of Temporary Construction Easements,” San Francisco, CA, February 6, 2015.
  • American Law Institute, Condemnation 101, “Tips and Traps for the Beginning Eminent Domain Trial Lawyer,” San Francisco, CA, February 5, 2015.
  • American Law Institute, Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation, “The Attorney and Expert: Adjustment and Cost to Cure in Theory and Practice,” New Orleans, LA, January 23, 2014.
  • American Law Institute, Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation, “Condemnation Issues in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters: Case Studies in Louisiana and New Jersey,” New Orleans, LA, January 24, 2014.
  • American Law Institute, Condemnation 101, “Tips and Traps for the Beginning Eminent Domain Trial Lawyer,” New Orleans, LA, January 24, 2014.
  • American Law Institute, Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation, “Unique Eminent Domain and Appraisal Issues Caused by Floods and Oil Spills: Lessons Learned from Katrina and Other Disasters,” Miami Beach, FL, January 25, 2013.
  • American Law Institute, Condemnation 101, “Voir Dire in an Eminent Domain Jury Trial,” Miami Beach, FL, January 25, 2013.
  • American Law Institute, Condemnation 101, “Effective Closing Arguments in Eminent Domain Cases,” Miami Beach, FL, January 25, 2013.
  • American Law Institute, Condemnation 101, “Creative Use of Exhibits and Demonstrative Evidence in Domain Mediations and Trials,” San Diego, CA, January 27, 2012.

Publications

“Louisiana Eminent Domain After Kelo and Katrina,” Louisiana Bar Journal, Feb/March 2006

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Louisiana, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation