Mr. Smith has been licensed as a Texas attorney since 1977. He is the founder and owner of the law firm.
In addition to all Texas state and county courts, he is admitted to practice in the Northern District Federal Court of Texas (1981), the United States Tax Court (1980) and The Supreme Court of the United States (1980).
Mr. Smith has received a very high rating for legal ability and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell Company. Martindale-Hubbell rates attorneys based upon attorney and judicial peer reviews.
Education and Experience
Mr. Smith is a 1977 graduate of the Baylor University School of Law and has been engaged in the private practice of law in Dallas, TX since his graduation. Mr. Smith has served since 2005 as an adjunct professor for Texas Women’s University in its Executive Masters in Business Administration graduate degree program where he teaches Business Law and Ethics
Mr. Smith has represented clients in jury trials as lead counsel in Texas State Courts involving the following matters: Personal injury, including wrongful death, due to car crashes defective products and on-the-job injuries; business matters such as breach of contract and defective construction cases; consumer cases involving deceptive trade practices; real estate disputes; and criminal defense. In addition to jury trials, Mr. Smith has equally extensive experience in presenting cases before a Judge, without a jury, and in presenting cases for clients at administrative agencies, before arbitrators, and in mediation.
Mr. Smith's goal in private practice has been to provide each client with the best possible resolution to their case in the most cost effective manner available. Mr. Smith's broad based experience in the presentation and resolution of cases in a variety of methods provides his clients with significant viable optionsfor a successful outcome in their case.
Community Affiliations and Involvment
Mr. Smith is the current Executive Director of the Dallas Business Association (DBA) and has served as a President and Director of the DBA. Mr. Smith served for over 9 years as a Director and/or President member of the Board of Directors of Grace Academy of Dallas. He is a deacon at Wilshire Baptist Church and has participated as a mission volunteer in over 13 trips to Brazil, Russia, and the Dominican Republic.For the past 30 years he has assisted as Santa Claus’ “legal representative” for the Town of Highland Park’s annual tree lighting ceremony. (See the “Proclamation”)
Mr. Smith was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX. He has been married to Connie, a Dallas dentist, for over 37 years. They have 4 children and 2 wonderful daughter-in-laws.He enjoys fishing, golfing, and participating with his sons and other friends for over 25 years in an annual “Mountain Man” backpacking trip.