Managing member of Wolfe Law Group, LLC. Admitted to practice in Louisiana and California

Seth J. Smiley is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The son of a general contractor, Seth has first hand work experience in the construction industry prior to entering law school.

Seth is a proud husband (wife Jennifer) and father (sons Jude & Luke) who reside in the New Orleans. As an active member of the community, Seth served as a board member of his local Audubon Riverside Neighborhood Association. Seth is a small business owner and landlord in addition to his role at Wolfe Law.

Seth handles all aspects of construction cases from initial contracting all the way to final payment once work is complete.

Other areas of focus include commercial collections, landlord/tenant, personal injury, corporate/business formation and insurance property damage claims.

Seth is an AAA trained mediator who participates in countless number of mediations since his admission to practice. Seth believes in alternative dispute resolution as a better medium for resolving disputes. The courtroom leaves too many variables to chance and strangles clients pocketbook.

He is currently the main author of Construction Law Monitor (

Speaking Engagements

  • Green Leases and Green Building, Sterling Education Services, March 2010
  • Prime/Subcontractor Contracts: Agreements Between the Parties Who Do the Constructing, American Institute of Architects, November 2011
  • Louisiana Landlord Tenant Law: Landlord and Tenant Rights and Obligations, Sterling Education Services, July 2014
  • Louisiana (2009)
  • California (2011)
  • Louisiana State University (2005)
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law (2009)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • California State Bar Association
  • United States District Court Eastern District of California
  • American Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association

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We were very pleased with the representation that attorney Seth Smiley of the Wolfe Law Group provided to us. He was knowledgeable, insightful, and always responsive, as was his support staff. We will call upon Seth again should the need arise and recommend him without reservation.

CCNO Development, LLC