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Jeff is a focused and detailed litigator who takes pride in building a relationship of trust and respect with not only his clients, but also opposing counsel. It is very important to him that his clients and opposing counsel see him as someone whose word they can trust, which he believes helps him obtain the best results for his clients. Jeff has experience handling a variety of litigation matters, including cases involving transportation, personal injury, product liability, premises liability, employment disputes, business disputes, and general civil litigation. Jeff has represented clients in courts throughout Texas, including trying cases in both state and federal court as well as arguing before the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Dallas. Jeff’s achievements and skills have earned him recognition by his peers as a Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers.

Jeff was born and raised in the Dallas area. His parents were small business owners who instilled in him the importance of integrity and a strong work ethic. Jeff met his wife, Melissa, while attending Baylor University. She is a public school administrator in Mesquite, and they live in Lake Highlands with their three children. Outside of work, Jeff enjoys watching his wife and kids compete in athletic events or perform in plays, cheering on the Baylor Bears, attending car shows, and serving with his church, Northwest Bible Church.

Professional & Community

Honors & Recognitions

Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2021

Jeff Smith Rising Star Badge

Community & Professional

State Bar of Texas

Dallas Bar Association

Texas Association of Defense Counsel

News & Events

Speaking Engagements


J.D, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, cum laude, 2007

  • Law Review
  • Judicial Scholarship Recipient
  • Multiple Dean's List Selections

B.A., Baylor University, Waco, TX 2004

  • Endowed Scholarship for Early Admission Recipient
  • Outstanding Student of Political Science Award


  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
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