Four years ago, Scott Smiley started Smiley Law Group in Hurricane ravished New Orleans, LA, with a laptop and proximity to a local coffee shop. Since then, our firm has grown to a bi-coastal practice and represents contractors, suppliers, engineers and property owners in hundreds of claims.

New Orleans City Business magazine recently published an article titled “On their own,” providing advice to attorneys in the metro area who may be considering a solo practice. “With law firms throughout the country shedding staff,” the article by Christian Moises begins, “some attorneys are starting their own firms — either by choice or out of necessity.”

Smiley Law Group’s Scott Smiley was interviewed for the article, wherein he shed some light on the perils and triumphs of “going solo” and running a law firm.

Read the article on City Business’ website by clicking here.

This isn’t the first time Scott has been called upon to offer advice to those venturing on their own. Carolyn Elefant interviewed Scott and spotlighted him in her recently published book, Solo By Choice. Scott has also spoken to Loyola Law Students about venturing out on one’s own.

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Scott Wolfe
Scott Wolfe, Jr. obtained his J.D. degree from Loyola University of New Orleans, and his B.A. from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. In 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, Scott was recognized as a Leader in Law by CityBusiness Magazine. The son and grandson of general contractors, Scott is a construction litigator in the Pacific Northwest, and the founding member of the bi-coastal law firm, Wolfe Law Group. Scott is also the founder and CEO of Express Lien, Inc., a legal document preparation service for contractors. In 2008, City Business Magazine recognized Scott as one of its Innovators of the Year for the Express Lien concept. As an entrepreneur himself, Scott has a strong background in business and commercial transactions and laws. He focuses his practice on the legal issues facing the construction industry, and has represented clients in multi-million dollar construction disputes in litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Scott is a LEED AP.
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