Misty Dawn Smith

Misty Dawn Smith, Partner & Attorney in Leesville, LA

Family Law Attorney in Louisiana

Misty Dawn Smith is an attorney in Leesville, LA, and Vernon Parish, Louisiana, native. A graduate of Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Misty returned to Vernon Parish in 2011 to practice law. In 2014, she became a named partner at Dowden & Smith, L.L.C. She enjoys being a family law attorney in Louisiana, assisting the families and individuals of Vernon Parish, military and civilian alike. Misty uses multiple tactics to assist her clients, as she advocates a problem-solving approach tailored to each client’s needs.

Areas of Practice

Past Employment Positions

Assistant City Attorney City of Leesville, 2014–2015

City Attorney Village of Simpson, 2013–2015

Contract Attorney 30th Judicial District Public Defenders Office, 2012–2015


Louisiana State University Law Center Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Juris Doctorate

Major: Business Administration

Louisiana State University Law Center Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Graduate Degree in Civil Law – 2010

Louisiana College

B.S. – 2007

Major: Business Administration

Louisiana College

B.A. Pre-Law – 2007

Bar Admissions

Louisiana 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

Vernon Parish Bar Association Member and Secretary-Treasurer, 2013–2015