Six years have passed since I left the big firm to establish my own practice. Over that time, we have added a full-time assistant, a part-time administrator, a second lawyer (Brandy Wingate), and a second office in the Rio Grande Valley. Today, I am happy to announce that Maitreya Tomlinson (pictured) has joined Smith Law… Continue Reading
To follow up on my last post, Texas Lawyer has run a front-page story on the Villarreal case. Access the article here or here.
After just over a year with my firm, Brandy Wingate has landed an oral argument at the Texas Supreme Court. The argument will take place at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow at the John B. Connally Center at the University of Texas School of Law here in Austin. The case is Rio Grande Regional Hospital Inc. and… Continue Reading
Ringing in the new year takes us to another milestone—the fifth anniversary of this blog’s launch. Year-end has been a natural time to re-evaluate, re-assess, and plan for the next twelve months. Last January 1, I announced that Brandy Wingate had joined my firm, @Smith Law Group, and we are enjoying what she has added… Continue Reading
Today marks the fifth anniversary of my firm, the Smith Law Group. On July 12, 2006, I left Fulbright & Jaworski to begin a new adventure as head of a civil appellate boutique. What began as a solo practice has grown to three people (me, Brandy Wingate, and our wonderful legal assistant, Sharon Kamus), and… Continue Reading
The Smith Law Group is committed to state and local bar involvement and leadership. Brandy Wingate, of our McAllen office, confirmed that commitment in two significant ways last week. First, Brandy was elected District 13 Director for the Texas Young Lawyers Association. TYLA’s primary purposes are to facilitate the administration of justice, foster respect for… Continue Reading
TexasBarCLE and the State Bar Appellate Section are co-sponsoring a new program called "Handling Your First Civil Appeal." The live session will take place here in Austin on February 18, 2011, and the program will be available via webcast. Smith Law Group’s own Brandy Wingate will be speaking about motions for rehearing in the courts… Continue Reading
These are exciting times for my firm, the Smith Law Group. As we ring in the new year and celebrate this blog’s fourth anniversary today, I am pleased to announce that Brandy Wingate (pictured) has joined the practice. With this addition, the firm has established a second office in the Rio Grande Valley. Brandy joins… Continue Reading