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Theodore D. Smith Jr.

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Harker Heights, TX

4.8   21 reviews

also known as Ted Smith

  • State Years
    Texas - TX 48 years
    Indiana - IN 50 years
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1976
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1973
    Status
    Suspended No misconduct found

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

About Theodore

Learn Theodore’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Social Security & Disability
    60%
    Represent disabled persons before the Social Security Administration

  2. Real estate
    20%
    Board Certified in Commercial and Residential Real Estate. Represent in various areas of Real Estate Sales, Development and Management.

  3. Litigation
    10%
    Have represented people before courts from JP courts through the appellate courts in Texas.

  4. Personal injury
    10%
    Represent persons injured through the negligent acts of others.

Central Texans have been represented by Ted Smith for the past 42 years. Ted was an active duty JAG officer at Fort Hood before he opened his first private practice in Killeen in 1976. Since then he has represented thousands of Central Texans by providing solutions to their legal needs. From assisting with the purchase or sale of their family home to assisting them recover for the wrongful death of a loved one, Ted has been there offering his legal expertise at affordable rates. Ted is a fixture in the Central Texas community. He has served as city attorney for Harker Heights; been elected to the Harker Heights City Council; served as chairman of the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce, the Metroplex Hospital Foundation, and the Killeen Food Care Center Board of Directors. He is serving or has served on the Viva Les Artes Society Board of Directors, the Youth Services Bureau, Killeen and Harker Heights Rotary clubs, and Young Life.

Location

Ted Smith Law Group, PLLC
660 W Fm 2410 Rd
Harker Heights, TX, 76548-1610

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
Posted by Beverly | January 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best experience ever
Everyone involved with my Case were very professional and knowledgeable. This was the Best experience I’ve ever had with a Lawyer. Ted Smith won my appeal with Social Security Disability within three months. I thank God for this Law Firm. The Staff there are experts in what they do, also very friendly. I would recommend this Laywer he is the Best.
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Posted by William | June 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Social Security Benefits
Mrs Holly and Mr. Ted Smith were professional and patient in preparing my case for social security. Both of them made me feel comfortable and wouldnt of taken my case if they didnt think that i had a chance of receiving my benefit. I want to thank you both and keeping me updated with my case throughout the process.. your names will be first to be referred to if anyone is looking for a lawyer. Thank you again for representing me
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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great lawyer and helpful!
We are grateful with Lic Ted Smith and staff for his time and dedication in our case. We highly recommend this firm for your Social Security Claims. Thanks
Posted by Nicole | May 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Newly Divorced
My divorce came with many challenges over the course of 3 years. My attorney was my rock. She and the firm made it affordable for me to manage. Something I know I wasn't going to find any where else. There wasn't much I had to handle on my own. If it wasn't for the firm I don't know that I would've been able to keep my boys. My divorce was finalized last week and I thank my lucky stars. My ex and I were able to come to a compromise, my children are happy and where they belong.
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Posted by April | April 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very happy
I went to Mr. Smith after leaving Brett Pritchard I was having an awful experience with a divorce until I found Mr. Smith and Melaine they truly made the divorce a more manageable time and ensured all my needs were met. I highly recommend them
Posted by Jennine | August 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Service
This was my first experience having a lawyer, and was effortless. The Ted Smith Law group gets a thumbs up in my book. The team was concerned, caring and empathetic to my needs and assisted me wisely. Thank you so much. Jennine
Posted by Marcus | August 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Lawyer Who Gets Results
I cannot be more happy with the outcome of my Social Security Hearing. Ted Smith is an excellent attorney with a great staff who stayed on top of my case which resulted in a positive outcome for my family and me. Would highly recommend!
Posted by Tara | May 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service in a timely manner
from the very beginning my lawyer and paralegal were professional and all about getting my uncontested divorce done in a timely manner. They had it done in 61 days which is the minimum about of time for it to be completed. My paralegal, Mallory, answered all my questions and was able to be reached without any problems. I was informed along the way with every action that was being taken. They even answered questions to the other party in the divorce. I'm glad I chose this group for my divorce. Very satisfied with their services!
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Posted by Richard King | March 20, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Lawyer and Community Leader
Ted's experience and passion are admirable. His knowledge of the local Judges and Community are impressive as well. Ted is a great Social Security Disability Lawyer.
Posted by Tonya | October 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family law
We hired Ted's law firm for a family matter. Nancy E. And Melanie B were excellent representatives. Their process went smoothly with no delays. They were well knowledged regarding family law. Very professional and attentive to our needs, I would highly recommend them
Posted by Annemarie | October 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome!!!
I loved Richard King and Mallory Strength. They showed nothing but respect and support through such a hard time. Divorce is never easy but they stuck up for our rights and talked us through it all. Thank you so much for everything you did for us. I am so grateful we found you!!!
Posted by John | August 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
We had a custody battle that was somewhat difficult in the beginning and we were able to mediate and get everything taken care of, Ted smith was great and the communication was great, we had a great paralegal; Mallory, she was always on top of things! They were also very affordable. I would definitely recommend them for anyone!
Posted by Tammy | August 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So impressed with Mallory Strength, Paralegal
Mallory Strength has absolutely been a saving grace for me, a blessing to say the least. She guided me through the divorce process and has been on my side since day one. Mallory is extremely knowledgeable and will make a great attorney one day! She is empathetic & seemed to always have my best interests at hand. Even though we have already been through divorce court she continues to make herself available to answer my questions and address any concerns I have. Mallory Strength is the reason I recommend this law firm. Thank you Mallory!
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Posted by Marius | July 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ssdi!
I applied for ssdi twice and was denied.i went on post in forthood base and was referring to meet with ted&smith lawyer group.the process was pretty easy with them.just received some few call to provide some documents.i was expecting the process to take 1years but it tooks less than 6months.great job! I recommend this lawyer to any veterans who are struggling to get ssdi. By my experience i can tell you that it's stressful when doing by yourself. Some are lucky ! My whole family thanks you Smith.
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Posted by Pam | July 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
As of today we are still working on my case, however Ted and Christina have been the best. I am positive that they will win my SSD case and are still trying to help me with a Malpractice case as much as they can do without being Malpractice attorneys. I would recommend them to anyone!
Posted by Cody | April 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
absolutely amazing, would recommend to any one going through legal troubles.
Richard King and Mallory Strength are two absolutely wonderful individuals. They took my case on March 5 2106 and we're able to have the entire issue resolved before the end of the month. From the very beginning the were very helpful and upfront about all the processes that were going to to place to get my issue resolved and they did just that. I would recommend this team to anyone out there who finds themselves in a legal bind as they have truly helped me get my life back on track and once again be able to provide for my family.
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Posted by Juan | April 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Social Security
Mr. Smith took my case and won. I'm very grateful with Mr. Smith. He took the time to review all my files and explain to me what he was doing and our chances. His very professional at what he do. I recommend Mr. Smith to anyone who needs legal help.
Posted by SFC, USA, Retired | March 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Social Security Disability
Mr. Smith took my Social Security Disability case and handled everything for me. I was treated very well and received my approval within 7 months, I had just about given up on my case. I would recommend Mr. Smith to everyone, Being Retired Military I know I was hard to work with, was always treated professionally.
Posted by Jamie | May 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce process
I contacted consulted and hired the ted smith law group to handle my divorce case. Nancy was very responsive and helpful and Mallory always helped me out when I needed it. I would defiantly recommend them to anyone needing an attorney.
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
My paralegal was very thorough and answered any questions I had and responded very quickly to anything I needed and got everything done for me electronically.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Ted Smith Law Group, PLLC
  • 1976 - Present
  • Chief, Legal Assistance Office
  • III Corps Office of The Staff Judge Advocate
  • 1973 - 1976

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973

Associations

  • Fifth Circuit Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Metroplex Hospital Foundation
  • Trustee
  • 1995 - Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Life fellow
  • 1992 - Present
  • Fort Hood Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Bell County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • Metroplex Hospital Foundation
  • Chairman
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Killeen Food Care Center
  • Chairman
  • 1985 - 1990
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Presidential Citation
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 1991

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (1)
Endorse Theodore
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Harker Heights Social Security & Disability Lawyer Theodore D. Smith Jr.
Theodore D. Smith Jr.
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Harker Heights, TX
Licensed for 50 years