Lea Ann Smith

Lea Ann Smith: Attorney with Butler Snow LLP
  • Attorney at Butler Snow LLP
  • 201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 2700, New Orleans, LA 70170
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  • Peer Reviews

    4.0/5.0 (1)
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Attorney Awards


Lea Ann is a member of our Product Liability, Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation group. She focuses her practice on Environmental Litigation and Asbestos, Silica, and Toxic Tort Litigation.


•Mid-South Rising Stars, Personal Injury Defense, General, 2010-Present
The Best Lawyers in America
•Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions, 2017-2019

In the News

•Butler Snow Ranked No. 2 in Lex Machina’s ‘Top Law Firm Report’
•147 Butler Snow Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers, 18 Named “Lawyer of the Year”
•Lea Ann Smith Joins Butler Snow in New Orleans

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

•Speaker, “Most Active Jurisdictions,” Harris Martin National Litigation Conference, 2013.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Asbestos, Silica and Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(504) 299-7746  Phone
(504) 299-7701  Fax
University Attended:
Eastern Kentucky University, B.S., Police Administration, 1999
Law School Attended:
Mississippi College, J.D., 2002
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Courts; U.S. Court Of Appeals; Mississippi: Northern, Southern; Kentucky: Eastern, Western; 5th Circuit; 2003, Mississippi; 2002, Kentucky; 2013, Louisiana; 6th Circuit


•Kentucky Bar Association
•Mississippi Bar
•Louisiana Bar Association
•New Orleans Bar Association
•Women's Committee

Birth Information:
Reported Cases:
Experience: Member of the trial team for target benzene defendant participating in trials in various jurisdictions.; Served on national coordinating counsel teams in toxic tort litigation, focusing on development of corporate and expert witnesses, facilitating large scale document productions and supervising local counsel.; Represented clients in toxic tort litigation, including silica, asbestos and chemical exposure cases in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Kentucky.; Obtained dismissal of breach of contract claim for multi-national company and served as counsel in successful appeal in federal court.; Co-counsel for defendant in multi-party mineral rights action which was favorably resolved.; Co-counsel for successful contest of OSHA citations stemming from fatal pipeline explosion.; Represented manufacturers of industrial machinery and medical devices in products liability and personal injury claims.

Peer Reviews

4.0/5.0 (1 review)
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Lex Mundi

New Orleans, Louisiana

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