Scott G. Wolfe, Jr., a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, obtained his J.D. degree from Loyola University of New Orleans, and his B.A. from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. In 2006, 2007 and 2008 New Orleans City Business magazine named Scott Wolfe, Jr. as one the 50 Leaders in Law.

The son and grandson of general contractors, Scott has experience as a construction litigator and is the founding member of the bi-coastal firm, Smiley Law Firm. He is currently licensed to practice in multiple states, including Louisiana, California, and Washington.

Scott is also the founder and CEO of Express Lien, Inc., a software technology platform that enables construction participants to manage security rights. In 2008, City Business Magazine recognized Scott as one of its Innovators of the Year for the Express Lien concept.

An entrepreneur himself, Scott has a strong background in business and commercial transactions and laws. He focuses his practice on the legal issues facing the construction industry, and has represented clients in multi-million dollar construction disputes in litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Scott is a LEED AP.


  • 2009 New Orleans City Business – Leadership in Law Hall of Fame
  • 2008 New Orleans City Business Magazine – Innovator of the Year
  • 2008 New Orleans City Business Magazine – Leadership in Law
  • 2008 King County Bar Association YLD Outstanding Mentor Nominee
  • 2007 Loyola Law School Alumni Spotlight
  • 2007 New Orleans City Business Magazine – Leadership in Law
  • 2006 New Orleans City Business Magazine – Leadership in Law
  • 2005 March of Dimes – New Orleans’ Spotlight on Success

Speaking Engagements

  • Chinese Drywall: What Are We Looking For?, American Society of Engineers, March 2010.
  • Crossroads: Attorney Free Speech and Ethics, Washington State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Bremerton CLE Express #13, March 2010
  • Solo from Scratch, Skills Course at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, February 2010
  • Green Leases and Green Building, Sterling Education Group, February 2010
  • Using Technology to Organize Discovery, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, October 2009
  • Ethics and Web Marketing, Skills Course at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, October 2009
  • Exploring Potential Liability for Chinese Drywall Claims, Chinese Drywall Problems and Litigation, Half Moon CLE Seminars, July 2009
  • Exploring Current Status of Chinese Drywall Claims and Litigation, Chinese Drywall Problems and Litigation, Half Moon CLE Seminar, July 2009
  • Chinese Drywall Litigation, Lawyer2Lawyer Podcast on Legal Talk Network, July 2009
  • Ethical Implications in a Web 2.0 World, American Bar Association Teleconference, July 2009.
  • Ethical Implications of Marketing in a Web 2.0 World: From Facebook to LinkedIn, Websites to Blogs, ABA Young Lawyer Division, Spring 2009 Conference, April 2009.
  • Legal Solutions in a Tough Economy, Contractor’s Forum-Dillard University, 2008
  • Opening a Law Practice, Legal Career Options- Going Solo, 2006
  • Louisiana
  • Washington
  • California
  • Oregon
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • United States District Court Louisiana Eastern and Western Districts
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana Chapter US Green Building Council
  • Kappa Sigma Organization

Koby Coulon v. Daystar Builders, Louisiana 22nd Judicial District Court, No. 2006-11023. Counsel for property owner in a mandamus proceeding against a general contractor challenging the validity of a mechanics lien. Successfully argued that the lien was filed improperly, and obtained an order removing the lien from property records.

Banner Property Management, Inc. v. David and Shirl Louge, Louisiana 24th Judicial District Court, No. 647-800. Counsel for general contractor who sued a property owner for failing to pay for construction services. After trial, the court ruled in favor of the general contractor, and issued a judgment against the property owner for $29,000.00 and interest.

Argence v. Box Opportunities, Inc., et al., 980 So.2d 786 (La. App. 4 Cir 2007). Counsel for defendant in effort to reverse a judgment against it by moving the court for a new trial. Persuaded 4th Circuit that the filed motion for new trial was timely, and should have been granted.

Public Citizen, Inc., et al v. Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67244 (E.D. La. August 3 2009). Counsel for consolidated plaintiffs who challenged the constitutionality of Louisiana’s new attorney advertising regulations as they related to Internet advertisements. The challenge was successful, and the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board was enjoined from enforcing the rules related to Internet ads and communications.

Renee Lambert v. Century 21 Richard Berry and Associates, 8 So.2d 739 (La. App. 4 Cir 2009). Counsel for Defendant Renee Lambert who challenged the validity of a non-compete agreement. Successfully argued at trial to have the non-compete agreement declared legally null and void. Renee Lambert represented herself pro se on the appeal, where the trial judgment was affirmed.

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