Elsbet C. Smith

Education:

  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center – J.D., 2007
  • Sweet Briar College – B.A., 2004, summa cum laude

Licenses:

  • Admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Louisiana

Noteworthy Experience:

  • Associate attorney at Seale & Ross in Hammond

Professional Organizations & Memberships:

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • 21st Judicial District Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Parishes Inns of Court, Member
  • Northshore Estate Planning Council, Member
  • Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce, Chair-Elect and Chair of the Governmental Affairs Committee
  • Board of Directors of the Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center, Secretary
  • Board of Directors of the Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation
  • Board of Directors of the Hammond Regional Arts Center
  • Former Vice President of the Board of Directors of Child Advocacy Services
  • Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Leadership Tangipahoa (Chairman)

Awards & Accolades:

  • 2015 Board Member of the Year of the Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce
  • 2016 Hammond Daily Star’s Future 40

Elsbet C. Smith

Email: ECS@CHEHARDY.COM

Elsbet C. Smith graduated from Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Virginia in 2004, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Spanish. Ms. Smith was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, as well as Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and the Sigma Delta Pi Honor Society for excellence in the study of Spanish language and culture. She lived and studied in Seville, Spain for a year where she perfected her skills of the Spanish language.

Ms. Smith received her J.D. and Bachelor of Civil Law from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 2007 and was admitted to the bar in the same year. Her practice areas include estate planning and successions, as well as business transactions and corporate law including entity formation and organization, contract negotiations, and real estate matters.

Ms. Smith is involved in her local community and currently serves as Chair-Elect of the Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce. She also sits on the board of directors of the Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation, the Hammond Regional Arts Center and the Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center. She previously served on the board of directors of Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center for Housing, Inc., as vice president of the board of directors of Child Advocacy Services, and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Leadership Tangipahoa.

Ms. Smith is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Twenty-First Judicial District Bar Association and the Florida Parishes Inns of Court, as well as the Northshore Estate Planning Council. She is a regular presenter at National Business Institute continuing education seminars in the areas of estate planning and successions. Elsbet and her husband live in downtown Hammond with their son, James Baker, and their beagle, Bartleby.

Hammond Office:

111 N. Oak Street, Suite 200
Hammond, LA 70401
(985) 269-7220
(985) 269-7224 Fax