Hargrove, Smelley, Strickland & Langley offers complete legal services for businesses operating throughout Louisiana. Founded in Shreveport in 1994, the firm is AV-rated under Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system. We have earned a reputation throughout the business and legal communities for providing unique solutions in sophisticated business law matters. Our reputation for excellence extends to the national level, where we have earned recognition for our expertise in the area of energy law.


Before coming together as Hargrove, Smelley, Strickland & Langley, our shareholders worked together in the practice of energy law, business transaction law and litigation. Our shareholders provide more than 150 combined years of legal experience and have earned the distinction of being listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Energy Law

We use our extensive experience in energy law to find resolutions to complex legal, transactional and litigation matters for businesses with interests in the oil and gas exploration, production, marketing, and distribution industry. In addition, we help our clients through the regulatory process of drilling and operating in the State of Louisiana. We handle contracts involved in the oil and gas industry and perform examination of title to mineral rights.

Commercial Litigation

Our shareholders are experienced trial attorneys and negotiators who help businesses resolve disputes involving oil and gas matters, business issues, shareholders, property owners, and regulatory law.

Business Transaction

We offer a full range of transactional services, including drafting and review of financial agreements, contracts, and purchase and sales agreements.