Rhonda Sansone Smith is a 2002 graduate of Louisiana State University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in History. She was immediately accepted into the Paul M. Hebert Law School at LSU and obtained her Juris Doctorate in 2005, as well as a Bachelor of Civil Law that same year. During law school, she was a member of the Legal Association of Women, the Civil Flory Mock Trial Association and obtained an internship with the Innocence Project of New Orleans where she worked with an inmate serving a life sentence. She also clerked for Lee & Walsh, LLC, one of the preeminent family law firms in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Following law school, she served as the Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Annette B. Lasalle, Judge of the Family Court of Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish. After her clerkship in Family Court, she began working in the area of family law. As her husband continued to be promoted within his company, Rhonda followed him to Texas and Georgia, where she also became barred.
Rhonda is active in her community, formerly serving as a member and chair of the Louisiana High School Mock Trial Association and as an attorney-mentor for several high schools. She was also honored to be a member and serve as president of the Louisiana National Guard Family Support Group for the 256th BSTB in Plaquemine, Louisiana during her husband’s two tours of duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Rhonda is licensed in Georgia courts, including Magistrate, Juvenile, Probate, State and Superior Courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia; Louisiana Courts, including all State Courts, the United States District Courts for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts, and the First Circuit Court of Appeal; and, Texas courts, including all County Courts, as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts.