About Jerry Smith

Jerry is a registered Republican. Though time for hobbies has waned with having young children, Jerry enjoys fishing, hunting, boating and wowing friends and family with meals from one of his many Cajun cookbooks. Jerry and his wife, Lauren DiLeo Smith, live in Metairie with their two sons, ages 5 and 2, and dog Henry.

EDUCATION

Louisiana State University, Paul M Hebert Law Center, Juris Doctorate, 2000
University of Mississippi, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1996
St. Paul’s Catholic High School, Covington, LA

CIVIL EXPERIENCE

As owner of a private practice, Jerry has represented: 
• both plaintiffs and defendants in civil suits
• clients in family law matters, including divorce and property settlements
• clients in Administrative Law matters before the courts
• homeowners after Hurricane Katrina in disputes with their insurers, resulting in increased payments for their storm damage

CAREER PROSECUTOR

Assistant District Attorney, 13 years
• Jefferson Parish, Felony Prosecutor, 2008-2015
• St. Tammany Parish, Career Criminal and Felony Prosecutor, 2015-2019
• Orleans Parish, Felony Prosecutor 2001-2003
Indicted, prosecuted and convicted some of the region’s most violent criminals for murder, rape, armed robbery, home invasion
Indicted, prosecuted and convicted child predators
Indicted, prosecuted and convicted complex drug trafficking organizations distributing narcotics into our community
Mentor to Junior Assistant District Attorneys in docket management, trial preparation and presentation, rules of evidence and procedure