Lucien Smith, Gov. Phil Bryant’s former chief of staff, has joined Balch & Bingham’s Jackson office as a partner in the Governmental Relations Section. Smith brings lengthy experience in government relations from serving as counsel to multiple Mississippi governors, as well as experience in business and financial litigation.
Before working with Gov. Bryant, Smith was an attorney in Balch’s Jackson office, focusing his practice on civil litigation, primarily for clients in the energy sector. During this time, he also represented clients on government relations and regulatory issues.
He previously served as legal counsel to Gov. Haley Barbour, managing litigation for the governor and state. Smith also advised Barbour on state budget and fiscal issues.