Robert Harrison Smith
AREAS OF LEGAL PRACTICE
– General Civil Litigation
– Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
– Defense Base Act
– B.A. in History and Political Science,
Southeastern Louisiana University (2013)
– J.D. Loyola University New Orleans College of Law (2018)
– Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG)
– Department of Labor Joint Bar Association
– American Bar Association
– Robert H. Smith, Caps are Criminal: Zero-Rated Services and Data Caps Violate Net Neutrality, 9 Loy. J. Pub. Int. L. 83 (2017)
Robert Harrison Smith began his law practice in 2018 handling the defense of Louisiana workers’ compensation claims. In 2019, he began representing injured contractors under the Defense Base Act. He continues to work on behalf of claimants in navigating the administrative process at the Department of Labor OWCP/OALJ.
In 2023, Harrison joined Talley Anthony Hughes & Knight, LLC, and incorporated civil litigation in Louisiana courts into his practice. He handles claims and litigation matters for both plaintiffs and defendants and advocates for a good working relationship among all parties.
He attended Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana, and is a proud Southeastern Lion. In law school, he was the Articles and Publishing Editor for the Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law. Harrison also received multiple awards for attaining top grades in his studies including the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence. In addition to his studies, he worked for private firms handling workers’ compensation matters and for the City Attorney’s Office at the City of Slidell.
He currently lives in Mandeville with his wife, Candice, and their two sons.