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Matthew B. Smith

Matthew B. Smith

Kean Miller LLP
  • Environmental Law, Energy, Oil & Gas Law, Business Law
  • Louisiana
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Summary

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. His work focuses on the representation of oil and gas exploration and production companies, mid-stream companies, and other industry companies in various litigation matters including property damage and contamination, property rights, and commercial and contractual disputes.

Matt has extensive experience guiding clients through claims related to soil contamination, groundwater contamination, air pollution, and the associated regulatory standards. His practice covers a wide range of commercial and litigation issues ranging from contract negotiation to managing matters involving complex litigation and discovery.

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.

During his time at LSU Law, Matt served as the research assistant to Professor John Randall Trahan, Louis B. Porterie Professor of Law and Saul Litvinoff Distinguished Professor of Law, focusing on the fields of Louisiana property, sales, and lease law. Matt assisted Professor Trahan in the preparation of recent developments materials for Louisiana Property, sales, and lease law, and in drafting Professor Trahan's Precis on Louisiana Law of Property.

Practice Areas
  • Environmental Law
  • Energy, Oil & Gas Law
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Legacy Oil Field Sites
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Louisiana
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
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U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
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U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Associate
Kean Miller LLP
- Current
Education
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
J.D.
Honors: magna cum laude
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Louisiana State University
B.A.
Honors: summa cum laude
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Awards
Capital City's Finest Honoree
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Professional Associations
Federal Bar Association
Member
Current
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Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Member
Current
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Baton Rouge Bar Association
Member
Current
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Louisiana State Bar Association
Member
Current
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LMOGA
Member
Current
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Speaking Engagements
Louisiana "Legacy" Litigation: A Primer and Comparative Review, Stay Out of Hot Water, Kean Miller CLE
Recent Developments in Oilfield Legacy Remediation and Litigation, Kean Miller Environmental CLE, Houston, Texas
Contact & Map
Kean Miller LLP
Baton Rouge, Downtown
400 Convention St
#700 P. O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
USA
Telephone: (225) 387-0999
Cell: (225) 389-3707
Fax: (225) 388-9133