J. Rand Smith, Jr.

Jay is a New Orleans Local whose family has lived here for generations. He only left to attend college and law school, and then returned home to start his career in the practice of law.

Jay has over 20 years of experience in Maritime Law, Personal Injury, Auto Torts, Whistle-Blower and General litigation. He has negotiated trade agreements with international corporations, provided legal council for international development teams, and recovered millions of dollars for his clients injured in maritime accidents, auto accidents and medical accidents.

Jay received his B.A. Degree in Psychology (Neuropsychopharmacology) with a Minor in French in 1995 from The University of Mississippi. He received his Juris Doctorate in 1999 from one of the oldest law schools in the country, the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in Alabama. He has also studied International Law at Durham University in the U.K.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to Practice before:
The Supreme Court of the United States
The Supreme Court of Louisiana – Including all Courts of Appeal and District Courts
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
The United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
The United States Department of Labor – Office of Administrative Law Judges

Admitted Pro Hac Vice before:
The United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York
The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Education:

Juris Doctorate (1999)
– Samford University, Alabama
International Law
– Durham University, UK
Bachelor of Arts (1995)
– The University of Mississippi

Memberships:

Louisiana Association for Justice (past)
New Orleans Bar Association (past)
Alpha Tau Omega
Phi Alpha Delta

Practice Areas:

Maritime Law
Personal Injury
Auto Torts
Whistle Blower
General Litigation

Fun Facts:

Favorite Saints Player: Archie
Favorite Pelicans Player: Jrue Holiday