D. Todd Smith (pictured), founder of the Smith Law Group, P.C., has been elected Chair of the Austin Bar Association Civil Appellate Law Section for 2011-12. Smith is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and focuses his practice on civil appeals and mandamus proceedings in Texas and federal courts. He also assists trial lawyers with dispositive motions and preserving error for appeal at the pretrial, trial, and post-trial stages.
The Austin Bar Association was founded in 1893 as a nonprofit professional organization for attorneys. Its mission is to promote professionalism and camaraderie within the legal community, to aid in the administration of justice, to enhance the delivery of and access to quality legal services, to educate the public about the legal system, and to actively participate in the success of the community at large.
Smith is heavily involved in the Austin Bar, having recently completed a term as Chair of the Solo/Small Firm Section. He has also accepted an appointment as Chair of the Austin Bar Membership Committee for 2011-12.