Attorney Profile

Experience

Mark Smith is a partner with the firm where his practice focuses on the areas of commercial, business tort, toxic tort, products liability, and personal injury litigation, as well as estate planning & trusts, bankruptcy, business & commercial law, probate and real estate.

Recent Litigation Accomplishments

Successfully defended a national equipment corporation in an alleged false advertising case denying the Plaintiff a proposed $58 million dollars in damages.
Successfully defended a Texas roofing product supplier in an asbestos case denying Plaintiffs a requested $50 million damage demand.

Representative Clients

American Lubricants Company
Brenntag Southwest, Inc.
Gallagher Bassett
Philadelphia Insurance Company
Texas Refinery Corp.
Zurich Insurance Company

Education

The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX; JD, with Honors 1979. University of Texas, Austin, Texas; B.B.A Highest Honors 1976, Major: Accounting. Phi Kappa Phi

Admitted

Admitted Texas, 1979; U.S, Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1980; U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1980;
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1995; U.S, District Court Southern District of Texas, 1998; U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1005; US Supreme Court, 1991

Personal Information

Born January 17, 1955, Austin, Texas

Honors

Texas Super Lawyer 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017