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Heather Ladner Smith Honored by Gulf Coast Woman Magazine

Butler Snow attorney Heather Ladner Smith has been named one of Gulf Coast Woman Magazine’s 100 Successful Women to Know. Women selected for the honor are recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to the community. See the full list of honorees in the August 2021 issue here.

Heather Smith - Gulf Coast Magazine's 100 Successful Women to KnowSmith is a member of Butler Snow’s Regulatory and Government Relations practice group and focuses her practice on public utilities and administrative law, working primarily with local utility authorities, school boards and municipal governments on a multitude of issues.

Smith serves as city attorney for Bay St. Louis and as board attorney for Hancock County Solid Waste Authority, Hancock County Utility Authority, Gulfport School District, Pearl River County Utility Authority and the Mississippi Coast Transportation Authority. She has also served as legal counsel to the Office of Gov. Haley Barbour. Additionally, Smith serves as pro bono legal counsel for CASA of Hancock County.

Smith is a member of the American Bar Association, The Mississippi Bar, the Mississippi Municipal Attorneys Association, the Hancock County Bar Association and the Harrison County Bar Association. She received her bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and her Juris Doctor from Loyola University.