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Matthew B. Smith

Matt Smith is an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2013 and practices in the commercial litigation, toxic tort defense, and environmental litigation groups.

Representative Experience

  • Assisted in the representation of major oil and gas companies in claims for personal and property damage resulting from historic oil and gas exploration and production activities, commonly known as oilfield legacy litigation, including claims of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (or “NORM”) contamination, soil contamination, shallow groundwater contamination, drinking water aquifer contamination, and claims of land loss and erosion
  • Successful representation of a third-party purchaser of crude oil in claim for failure to pay royalties, avoiding potential penalty of 50-200% of amount owed, attorneys’ fees, and court costs
  • Assisted in the representation of major energy company in multi-million dollar contractual and business dispute
  • Successful representation of health care professionals in contractual and business dispute matters

Education

Matt earned his B.A, summa cum laude, from Louisiana State University in 2009. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the LSU Law Center in 2013, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and the Order of the Coif. Matt was named to the Chancellor's List, was a Paul M. Hebert Scholar, and received CALI awards for earning the highest grade in the following classes: Advanced Mineral Law, Louisiana Law of Obligations (Contracts), Statutory & Constitutional Interpretation, Business Associations I, and Accounting for Lawyers.

Admissions

  • Admitted, Louisiana, 2013; United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana

Memberships

  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana State and Federal Bar Associations; LMOGA

Community Service

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - 2014 Capital City's Finest Honoree; 2015 Capital City's Finest Mentor and Baton Rouge Beer Fest Committee Member
  • Pro Bono Project Volunteer, Baton Rouge Bar Association