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Year founded: 1979
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Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn was founded in New Orleans in 1979 by a small group of talented attorneys committed to providing efficient quality legal services. The firm has steadily grown to a full service firm of nearly 40 attorneys. Our firm’s attorneys are licensed to practice in both state and federal courts in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Georgia and South Dakota. Since the firm’s inception, our attorneys have remained committed to a strict standard of professionalism and to providing superior, cost-effective legal services. The firm advises and provides litigation support to a variety of clients, ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies.

Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn is comprised of industrious and highly skilled attorneys with a broad range of knowledge. Several attorneys have written publications that are used as resources by other attorneys and clients throughout Louisiana. We are the only Louisiana law firm to be a member of the LEGUS International Network of Law Firms. In addition, we continue to build strong relationships with our clients by keeping them informed of legal issues that are of concern to them.

As leaders of the legal community, many of our attorneys lecture and teach at area universities and law schools and are involved in various leadership positions in organized local, state, and national bar and professional organizations, in addition to providing pro bono services to indigents and non-profits. We serve our civic community by participation in a variety including, for example, Advocacy Center, American Heart Association, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana, Boys Town of Louisiana, The Good Shepard School, Habitat for Humanity, Louisiana Bar Foundation, Louisiana State Bar Association Secret Santa Program, Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Pro-Bono Project, Second Harvest Food Bank, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, SPCA, Teach for America, United Way, and Volunteers of America.

Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn provides a broad range of services in virtually all areas of civil law, including:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Litigation / Class Actions
  • Commercial Real Estate and Development
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Environmental / Toxic Tort
  • Fidelity and Surety
  • General Business and Taxation
  • Maritime
  • Professional Liability
  • Tort and Insurance
  • Transportation
  • Trust and Estate Planning


Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn LLP is metro ranked in 14 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

New Orleans, LA
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Elder Law
Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction


Metro Rankings

New Orleans, LA
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Elder Law
Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 1 for Litigation - Insurance
Tier 1 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Tier 1 for Mediation
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Tier 2 for Arbitration
Tier 2 for Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Tier 2 for Real Estate Law
Tier 2 for Tax Law

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Construction Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Transportation Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Main Location

New Orleans, LA
Energy Centre, 30th Floor
1100 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70163
United States
504-569-2030 Call our New Orleans, LA location at 504-569-2030 Get Directions Get directions to our New Orleans, LA location

Management and Personnel

Managing Partner
Denise C. Puente


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