Our Practice

“Concentration is the secret of strength.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

We Love Construction

Smiley Law Firm centers its law practice on the construction industry, representing contractors, suppliers, and construction professional of all shapes and sizes in legal matters that affect their business.

We love construction because it’s our roots.

Our founding member’s father and grandfather were both general contractors, and every attorney in the firm has some level of real experience in the construction field. The firm itself has roots in construction, as its first office was opened in New Orleans just two months after Hurricane Katrina, laying its foundation in the largest construction market the United States has ever seen.

Smiley Law Firm doesn’t just have a “Construction Law Practice Section,” we’re a construction law practice. Whatever legal issue your construction business faces, Smiley Law Firm can lend its expertise.


Smiley Law Firm – Focused on Construction Law

Construction law is a unique branch of the legal profession. Smiley Law Firm specializes in construction law, and is dedicated to the needs of the construction industry in Louisiana. The the center of Smiley Law Firm is in not only representing the construction industry, but also contractors, suppliers, equipment and professionals of every size and speciality throughout the building trade.

Construction involves more than acquiring the permits, completing the legal documents and hiring the contractors who will do the work. It is an industry littered with legal “land mines.” Louisiana construction law has many facets that have to be dealt with. Whether it be drafting and serving demand or opinion and research letters or answering lawsuits, these are some of the areas of expertise that can be provided by a Louisiana construction attorney from Smiley Law Firm. An attorney from Smiley Law Firm can help in proceedings to remove a lien, draft a letter demanding the removal of a lien, or provide an initial consultation.

Smiley Law Firm specializes in performing both custom and high-quality legal representation and services at an affordable flat rate. For a business seeking the services of a Louisiana construction attorney, Smiley Law Firm offers telephone consultations with the opposing attorney; legal advice in the particular areas of concern; drafting, filing and delivery of bonds or bond claims, complaints or demand letters; the filing of service fees; the discussion of legal options, or representation at legal proceedings.

The Smiley Law Firm is fanatically focused on the two most important things in construction law – the construction process and its client. And being geared towards entrepreneurs, Smiley Law Firm functions with the mind of a lawyer, while having the heart of a contractor. When a construction business needs help dealing with Louisiana construction law, Smiley Law Firm will be there to provide guidance. When the rules of Louisiana construction law are in doubt, Smiley Law Firm can answer those questions.

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