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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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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Employment: 50%
    23 years, 240 cases
  2. Car Accident: 33%
    23 years, 120 cases
  3. Sexual Harassment: 17%
    17 years, 35 cases

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Edith Koke Thomas

    Jason is an outstanding labor and employment attorney with an exemplary command of the law. I highly recommend Jason for labor and employment matters.

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    Edith Thomas Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Jason. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Jason Smith

600 8th Ave
Fort Worth, TX, 76104

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199207/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Attorney - Employment Law - EmployeeFort Worth, Texas Magazine2014
Super Lawyer - Civil Appellate LawSuper Lawyers2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top Attorney - Employment Law - EmployeeFort Worth, Texas Magazine2013
Super Lawyer - Civil Appellate LawSuper Lawyers2013
Top Attorney - Employment Law-EmployeeFort Worth, Texas Magazine2012
Super Lawyer - Civil Appellate LawSuper Lawyers2012
Super Lawyer - Civil Appellate LawSuper Lawyers2004
40 Under 40Fort Worth Business Press2004
Super Lawyer - Civil Appellate LawSuper Lawyers2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Jason Smith2014 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Art Brender1997 - 2013
Assistant Attorney GeneralTexas Attorney General1996 - 1997
AssociateChappell and McGartland1993 - 1995
Briefing AttorneyTexas Supreme Court1992 - 1993
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Eldon B. Mahon American Inn of CourtMaster2012 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesN/A2007 - Present
Texas Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A1999 - Present
Texas Board of Legal SpecializationBoard Certified - Civil Appellate Law1998 - Present
Tarrant County Bar Association, Appellate Law SectionFounder1995 - Present
Tarrant County Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A1992 - Present
Tarrant County Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2011 - 2012
Tarrant County Bar Association, Labor and Employment SectionChair2004 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Donna the Woman RailroaderJury 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 justiceAfter 8 years of investigations, a trial and two appeals, the client won a six figure award for age discrimination.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Texas Tech Law ReviewAvoiding Sanctions: Trying to Dodge the Bullet (co-authored with Jim Hund)1993
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1992
St Mary's University of San AntonioPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Texas Tech UniversityN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tarrant County Labor and Employment Section October MeetingProtections for LGBT Rights in the Texas Workplace2014
South Texas College of Law Employment Law ConferenceLGBT: Four Letters, Big Changes in Texas and Beyond2014
Advanced Civil Appellate Law SeminarPlea to the Jurisdiction: The New Summary Judgment on Appeal2013