People don't often seek the assistance of a trial attorney when everything is going... more
People don't often seek the assistance of a trial attorney when everything is going well. I understand that; I take my job and corresponding responsibilities seriously. When I'm not working, I enjoy running, swimming, bicycling, reading, learning more about the world's many cultures, and spending time with my family.
My practice focuses exclusively on the areas of Probate, Guardianship, Trust and... more
My practice focuses exclusively on the areas of Probate, Guardianship, Trust and Estate Disputes and Fiduciary Litigation. As an active member of the Dallas Bar Association and Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, I am consistently honing my skills and working to improve my community through projects sponsored by the Bar Association and various probate and elder law committees. I have been an a... view profile
As President of the Dallas Law firm of SettlePou, Mr. Smith is a recognized legal... more
As President of the Dallas Law firm of SettlePou, Mr. Smith is a recognized legal talent in the Dallas and Texas legal community. Mr. Smith is Chair of the firm's Commercial Litigation Section and has been Board Certified with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1992. He has been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer and has made numerous presentations and speeches in his areas of practice... view profile
Former Federal Judge Joe Kendall served on the federal bench in Texas from 1992... more
Former Federal Judge Joe Kendall served on the federal bench in Texas from 1992 until 2002. The first President Bush appointed him to the federal bench in 1992 and in 1999 President Bill Clinton, recognizing his credentials, appointed him to also be a Commissioner on the U.S. Sentencing Commission, the body that writes the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Prior to becoming a Federal Judge ... view profile
After 13 years of hard work and a proven track record, my practice has grown to... more
After 13 years of hard work and a proven track record, my practice has grown to encompass 16 attorneys and three paralegals, seven legal assistant, and two investigators. Our services range from business and corporate law, business litigation, commercial litigation, general litigation, trademark litigation, civil rights litigation, deceptive trade litigation, personal injury, criminal defense, ... view profile
If you have issues with someone and want to sue, you will need a litigation lawyer. Litigation lawyers handle the litigation process and understand all of the ins and outs of the courtroom. A litigation lawyer can also help you decide whether your case is appropriate for a lawsuit, or if it might be better handled through the mediation or arbitration process. The litigation lawyer will research the facts that caused the dispute, and analyze them to identify the appropriate law and how it applies. After this preliminary review, the litigation lawyer gives you an analysis of your rights and an estimate of your ability to be successful in court. The litigation lawyer will know the information you need to present in court as well as the process, procedures, and deadlines you must meet to keep your lawsuit on track.