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Gerald Jerome Smith Sr.

Gerald Jerome Smith Sr.

also known as Gerald, Smith

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Federal Crime

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About Me


Gerald J. Smith’s journey to becoming a lawyer was not a straight classroom-to-classroom path. Instead, a praying grandmother, born in Mosier Valley, Texas, provided Gerald with patriotic uncles who served in different branches of the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. Thus, college was postponed for a couple of years, for Gerald’s first desire would be to serve his country by enlisting into the United States Air Force.


Serving 20 years in the United States Air Force, Gerald J. Smith became a decorated airman who unselfishly fought all over the world for his country.


He devoted many years in the Pacific and European theaters performing operations in logistic squadrons.His units contributed to assorted military campaigns between 1980 and 2000, including Iranian Hostage Crisis, Desert Calm, Desert Storm, and the Bosnia conflict under NATO. He retired in 2000 as the International Military Student Officer at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City. Today, he still believes in God, country, mission and family--before self.


Gerald J. Smith learned that fighting injustice was his “calling” and decided to pursueanother path that he is following today-- . practicing law--where he gets to fight injustice for all citizens--one client at a time.


“THIS IS MY CASE” – Letme prove it to you.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Federal Crime: 25%
    12 years, 17 cases
  2. Civil Rights: 25%
    12 years, 6 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    12 years, 56 cases
  4. Criminal Defense: 25%
    12 years, 90 cases



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Dominique Maria Sims

    Gerald has a unique talent of captivating the jury's attention. He is able to summarize the major issues, pick apart opposing counsel's argument, and immerse the jury in the emotional aspects of each client's case. As a former military man, he is understands the importance of protocol and procedure; therefore, a police officer stepping outside the scope of his or her duties is something Gerald brings to the jury's attention. I would highly recommend him to pursue any police misconduct case.


    Dominique Sims Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Russell Wilson II

    I endorse this lawyer. Gerald is thoughtful and dynamic as trial attorney and staunch advocate for his clients


    Russell Wilson Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Office of G. J. Smith, Sr., PLLC

2000 E. Lamar Blvd.
Ate. 330
Arlington, TX, 76006



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200308/25/2015
OKAuthorized to practice law200212/17/2012

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentLaw Office of G. J. Smith, Sr., PLLC2004 - Present
Associate AttorneyDehay & Ellison, LLP2002 - 2003
NCOIC, Inventory ManagementUnited States Air Force1980 - 2000


Association NamePosition NameDuration
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2015 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
Tarrant County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Oklahoma City University Law ReviewThe Constitutionality of Using Police Force to Arrest or Detain American Citizens Based Upon Race; Tulsa Race Riot 19232000
Abilene Christian University PressA Rhetorical Criticism of the Closing Arguments in the People of the State of California versus Orenthal James Simpson, Criminal Trial1997


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Oklahoma City UniversityDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2001
Abilene Christian UniversityHuman CommunicationsMasters of Arts1997
Abilene Christian UniversityBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1995

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Armed Forces Day 2015Armed Forces Day; Changing Boys to Men2015