Thank you for your interest in my practice.
My name is Lacy Smith and I am a divorce and family law attorney. I was born and raised in New Orleans. I went to Ben Franklin high school and James Madison University in Virginia. After college, I returned home to attend Tulane University Law School. I met my husband in New Orleans and we live together with two cats in Mid-City.
After law school, I cut my teeth working for one of the most respected divorce attorneys in New Orleans, Doug "Mad Dog" Howard. There I navigated the in's and out's of divorce and family law and represented clients in divorce, alimony, paternity, custody and visitation, child support, community property partition, and other family related matters at the district court, appellate court, and the Louisiana Supreme Court level.
Not all families are the same. I started this practice because I wanted to offer clients options in their divorce and family law matters. I am a litigator first and foremost and will advocate zealously on my client's behalf. However, I also recognize that sometimes a mediated or negotiated settlement can be in my client's best interest. For those who are interested in alternatives to litigation, I am also trained in collaborative divorce and mediation.
In addition to my litigation-based practice, I also wanted to offer clients an opportunity to make plans for themselves and their families to prevent litigation. I can prepare prenuptial agreements and declarations to protect your pre-marital assets, and can draft simple wills, powers of attorney, and living wills on your behalf to plan ahead for life's later stages.
I only practice divorce and family law. When you hire me, you get me -- not an associate attorney or paralegal that you've never met. I will personally give your case the time and attention it needs and get things done as efficiently and quickly as possible; without sacrificing results.
If there is something that I can help you with, or if you want to explore your options, contact me and we can set up a time to meet.