Jason C.N. Smith was born and raised in Tarrant County.
Jason has dedicated his career to making sure that families who are trying to play by the rules and do the next right thing get justice. Time after time, Jason has taken on the big guys and won.
Jason graduated with honors from law school, clerked for Justice Jack Hightower on the Texas Supreme Court, and investigated and sued insurance companies as an Assistant Texas Attorney General, where he obtained the largest restitution settlement in the history of the office in a case against State Farm.
Upon returning home, Jason won the first sexual harassment case in Tarrant County.
Every day, Jason gets up with a passion to hold corporate America and government accountable on behalf of his clients who stand up. Jason has obtained significant verdicts and settlements against Union Pacific, the City of Fort Worth and the Star Telegram, as well as other Fortune 500 companies and governmental entities.
Jason fights for the underdog, but fights for the real dog too. At the behest of his dogs, Jason led the effort to establish Fort Woof Dog Park in Fort Worth. Jason also established the Fort Worth Dog Park Association, which educates Fort Woof users and and raises donations for park improvements.
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1992||10/19/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Attorney - Employment Law - Employee||Fort Worth, Texas Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyer - Civil Appellate Law||Super Lawyers||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Top Attorney - Employment Law - Employee||Fort Worth, Texas Magazine||2013|
|Super Lawyer - Civil Appellate Law||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top Attorney - Employment Law-Employee||Fort Worth, Texas Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer - Civil Appellate Law||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer - Civil Appellate Law||Super Lawyers||2004|
|40 Under 40||Fort Worth Business Press||2004|
|Super Lawyer - Civil Appellate Law||Super Lawyers||2003|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Jason Smith||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Art Brender||1997 - 2013|
|Assistant Attorney General||Texas Attorney General||1996 - 1997|
|Associate||Chappell and McGartland||1993 - 1995|
|Briefing Attorney||Texas Supreme Court||1992 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Eldon B. Mahon American Inn of Court||Master||2012 - Present|
|Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association||President||2011 - 2012|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Tarrant County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section||Chair||2004 - 2005|
|Texas Employment Lawyers Association||N/A||1999 - Present|
|Texas Board of Legal Specialization||Board Certified - Civil Appellate Law||1998 - Present|
|Tarrant County Bar Association, Appellate Law Section||Founder||1995 - Present|
|Tarrant County Bar Association||N/A||1993 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||N/A||1992 - Present|
|Donna the Woman Railroader||Jury awarded $600,000 in sexual harassment case.|
|Winning for the Underdog at the Texas Supreme Court: Scoresby v. Santillian, 346 S.W.3rd 546 (Tex. 2011).||After a strong oral argument by Jason C.N. Smith before the Texas Supreme Court, the Court ruled 7-2 for Jason's client and announced a relaxed standard for allowing other victims of medical negligence to proceed in court.|
|Fighting 8 years for justice||After 8 years of investigations, a trial and two appeals, the client won a six figure award for age discrimination.|
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|Texas Tech Law Review||Avoiding Sanctions: Trying to Dodge the Bullet (co-authored with Jim Hund)||1993|
|Texas Tech University School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||1992|
|St Mary's University of San Antonio||Political Science||Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Texas Tech University||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Tarrant County Labor and Employment Section October Meeting||Protections for LGBT Rights in the Texas Workplace||2014|
|South Texas College of Law Employment Law Conference||LGBT: Four Letters, Big Changes in Texas and Beyond||2014|
|Advanced Civil Appellate Law Seminar||Plea to the Jurisdiction: The New Summary Judgment on Appeal||2013|