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Justin Aaron Smith was born in Bell County, Texas in September 1984. He received a BA in Political Science, cum laude, from the University of North Texas in 2007, with areas of study in comparative politics, international relations, and conflict resolution. In 2010, he received his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Baylor University School of Law, where he was extensively involved in Baylor’s mock trial advocacy program and served as an Associate Editor of the Baylor Law Review.

In law school, Justin interned for Chief Judge Walter Smith of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas and Judge Martin Hoffman of the 68th District Court of Texas and clerked for the personal injury firm, Sommerman & Quesada. Following graduation, he spent six months as a freelance attorney working with lawyers across Texas, mostly handling complex litigation issues. He began his career at Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry in February 2011, where he practices in the area of employment and catastrophic personal injury law.

Justin was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2010. In his spare time, Justin enjoys reading, watching movies and sports (particularly baseball and boxing), running, and playing his guitar.



Practice Areas


  1. Car Accidents: 25%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Employment & Labor: 20%
  4. Brain Injury: 15%
  5. Wrongful Death: 15%



Contingent (33-40%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Christopher Michael Vincent Kirker

    Justin is a talented attorney with an incredible work ethic. I would not hesitate to recommend him to family and friends.


    Christopher Kirker Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Tom Jacob

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Tom Jacob Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry Law Firm

101 E. Whaley St.
Longview, TX, 75602

Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry Law Firm

3000 Smith Street
Suite 4
Houston, TX, 77006



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201009/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Nation Trial CompetitionTexas Young Lawyers Association2010
Certificate of ExcellenceJudge Martin Hoffman2009
DeWitt and Linnie Bowmer AwardBaylor University School of Law2009
Bob & Karen Wortham Top Gun Mock Trial Competition 3rd PlaceBaylor University School of Law2009
Trial Advocacy Competition - FinalistAmerican Association for Justice2009
Baylor Law ReviewBaylor University School of Law2009
National Trial Advocacy Competition - Quarter FinalistMichigan State University2009
Strasburger & Price Mock Trial AwardBaylor University School of Law2009
Order of BarristersBaylor University School of Law2008
Strasburger & Price Moot Court Competition - Top Ten SpeakerBaylor University School of Law2008
Labor & Employment Trial Advocacy Competition - Semi-FinalistAmerican Bar Association2008
Trial Advocacy Competition - FinalistSouthern Methodist University2008
Highest Grade - Intellectual PropertyBaylor University School of Law2008
Highest Grade - Client CounselingBaylor University School of Law2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneySloan, Bagley Hatcher & Perry Law Firm2011 - Present
AttorneyJustin A. Smith, Esq.2010 - 2011
ExternUnited States District Court for the Western District of Texas2009 - 2009
Legal Intern68th District Court for the State of Texas2009 - 2009
ClerkSommerman & Quesada2009 - 2009
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2011 - Present
East Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2011 - Present
Gregg County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2010 - Present
American Association for JusticeAttorney Member2008 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Lillian Husband v. Jesus GonzalezN/A
Christopher Bosse v. Blitz USA, Inc.N/A
David Ribot, et al. v. Farmers Insurance Exchange, et al.N/A
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial AdvocacyN/A2012
Baylor University School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2010
University of North TexasPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2007