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Kenneth Craig Smith Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Shreveport, LA

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also known as Craig Smith

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kenneth

Learn Kenneth’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%
    Defense of charges in Federal Court and State Court

    31 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    Representation on criminal charges and expungements

    31 years

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    Automobile accidents and other accidents causing bodily injury and the incurring of medical expenses

    31 years

  4. White collar crime
    15%

    31 years

  5. Wrongful death
    10%
    Handling wrongful death claims arising out of accidents and municipal liability

    31 years

CRAIG SMITH - PRACTICING IN THE AREAS OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE, DUI DWI DEFENSE, AND PERSONAL INJURY

    Craig was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He graduated from Loyola College Prep in 1985. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Louisiana State University-Shreveport in 1990. He attended law school at Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where he graduated in 1993. He is an attorney and partner in the law firm of Smith & John.  

    Craig was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1993, and since then, he has been admitted to practice before the following courts:  U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit;  U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana; and   U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana.

     He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Shreveport Bar Association, and Fifth Federal Circuit Bar Association.  He is also a Master Member of the Harry V. Booth and Henry A. Politz Chapter of the American Inns of Court.  Craig was invited to join the Inn as an Associate member in 1998.  Since then, he has advanced to a Barrister Member and then a Master member.  The Inn is a group of select judges and lawyers dedicated to improving the skills, professionalism, and ethics of the bench and bar. 

    Craig has been selected for the 2007, 2008, & 2009 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® © by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.  Additionally, Craig has been listed as one of the top lawyers in the Shreveport-Bossier area in SB Magazine's "Top Lawyers" issue ('04, '05, '06 '07, '08, & '09).

    Craig is currently serving a fourth term in the House of Delegates of the Louisiana State Bar Association for the First Judicial District  Court which encompasses all of Caddo Parish.  (Terms: '02-'04. '04-'06, '06-'08, & '08-'10). The House of Delegates is the policy making body of the Louisiana State Bar Association.  Craig has chaired the Criminal Law Committee of the Shreveport Bar Association, and he has chaired the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee which handled grievances by clients against their attorneys.

     Craig has lectured numerous times on the subjects of "Expungements" and criminal law.  Instructor, "Criminal Law," Shreveport Bar Association CLE, December 2007. Instructor, "Criminal Law," Shreveport Bar Association CLE, December 2006.  Instructor, "Criminal Law," Shreveport Bar Association CLE, December 2003.  Instructor/Author, "Expungements," Shreveport Bench-Bar Conference 2000.

    He is a past board member of the Young Lawyer's Section of the Shreveport Bar Association.  He has served as a Teen Court Judge and has volunteered his time as a Teen Court Advisor and to KTBS-3's "Call a Lawyer" program.  He has also given his time to area high school mock trial competitions.  Craig has also served on the St. Joseph's Parish Finance Council as Vice-president and as a member.

     Craig is married to Mary Ann, and they have two sons Craig, III and Jack, and a daughter, Mary Kathryn.

Primary Areas of Practice:

 

Criminal Litigation & Expungements, Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Claims & Litigation, and General Civil Litigation.

Legal Assistant: Jennifer Smith

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Distinguished Peer Review Rating

Location

Smith & John
3646 Youree Dr
Shreveport, LA, 71105

Reviews

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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 190-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Smith & John
  • 1998 - Present
  • Associate
  • Greer & Frazier
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Associate
  • Peatross, Greer & Frazier
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Law Clerk
  • Wilkinson, Carmody, Gilliam & Hussey
  • 1992 - 1992
  • Law Clerk
  • Smitherman, Lunn, Chastain & Hill
  • 1991 - 1991
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Education

  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Louisiana State University, Shreveport
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. Edwin Edwards, et al.
  • Not Guilty
  • Janski v. City of Shreveport
  • Settled

Associations

  • Harry V. Booth-Judge Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court
  • Master Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, House of Delegates
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Shreveport Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Chair
  • N/A
  • House of Delegates of the Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Delegate representing Caddo Parish
  • 2008 - 2010
  • House of Delegates of the Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Delegate representing Caddo Parish
  • 2006 - 2008
  • House of Delegates of the Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Delegate representing Caddo Parish
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Harry V. Booth-Judge Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court
  • Barrister Member
  • 2002 - 2007
  • House of Delegates of the Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Delegate representing Caddo Parish
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Harry V. Booth-Judge Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Shreveport Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Past Board Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward/White, Inc.
  • 2009
  • Top Lawyers
  • SB Magazine's "Top Lawyers" issue
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward/White, Inc.
  • 2008
  • Top Lawyers
  • SB Magazine's "Top Lawyers" issue
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward/White, Inc.
  • 2007
  • Top Lawyers
  • SB Magazine's "Top Lawyers" issue
  • 2007
  • Top Lawyers
  • SB Magazine's "Top Lawyers" issue
  • 2006
  • Top Lawyers
  • SB Magazine's "Top Lawyers" issue
  • 2005
  • Top Lawyers
  • SB Magazine's "Top Lawyers" issue
  • 2004
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Shreveport Bar Association CLE
  • Criminal Law
  • 2007
  • Shreveport Bar Association CLE
  • Criminal Law
  • 2006
  • Shreveport Bar Association CLE
  • Criminal Law
  • 2003
  • Shreveport Bench-Bar Conference
  • Expungements
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
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Unknown Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very skilled lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Mr. Smith for about 10 years. He is intelligent, humorous and entertaining (great traits for courtroom persuasion) He is also detailed in his legal research and understanding of the law and how it relates to his client's interests. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kenneth. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer."
Personal injury
Criminal defense