Our History

The firm was established in 1929 by Joseph Jackson and Alex Smith, Sr. Upon their retirement, Charles Mayer and Alex Smith, Jr. were the two most senior members and the firm became Mayer & Smith. Following Caldwell Roberts’ addition, the firm became Mayer, Smith & Roberts. In the 1950’s the firm moved its offices from downtown Shreveport to the historic Highland neighborhood which provides the firm and its clients easy access to all parts of the area.

Mayer, Smith & Roberts, L.L.P. has consistently enjoyed a reputation for the highest legal work and ethical standards. We are committed to proactively representing our clients’ interests in the tradition of honest, knowledgeable, effective and skilled advocacy practiced throughout our firm’s history.

The firm’s attorneys have tried cases to judges, juries, and administrative forums in virtually every venue within the state of Louisiana. 

The firm’s attorneys participate in legal and law-related activities, including presentation of seminars and teaching mock trial programs. The attorneys of Mayer, Smith & Roberts, L.L.P. participate in the Shreveport Bar Association as officers and members of the Bar’s executive committee. They are also active in community activities unrelated to the practice of law.

The firm has an “AV” Rating with Martindale Hubbell, the preeminent lawyer ranking listing, and is listed in Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys.