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At the Law Offices of J Thomas Smith, our attorneys provide clients with accessible
and cost-effective representation in US Immigration and Nationality Law. As a “debt relief agent,” we help people file for Bankruptcy under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. We have offices in Northwest Houston and North Houston, but we provide Immigration services in states across the country.
Attorney Smith is a present member of the American Bar Association, Houston Bar Association and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. He is a past member of the American Association for Justice, American Immigration Lawyers Association and National Bar Association.
Smith, a broadcaster, hosts a local talk show, “Sunday Morning Live” on KMJQ/Majic 102.1 Houston. On the program we address many issues of the day, including immigration, politics and social issues. You can listen on-line at www.MyHoustonMajic.com.
Attorney Smith is also state licensed and national board certified in mental health and addictions. He provides forensic mental health assessment services to other attorneys who practice immigration and criminal law.
He is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia, Georgia, Kansas, Tennessee and the U. S. District Court for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas, Kansas and the Northern District of Georgia and the Georgia Court of Appeals.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2011||11/27/2016|
|KS||Authorized to practice law||2005||09/05/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 50 Black P & E||DMars.com Business Journal||2015|
|Congratulations as Recognition of Top Attorney||Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds||2014|
|"Top 50 Black Attorney"||D-Mars.Com Business Journal||2013|
|“Houston Sun Beacons of Light: Men of Valor and Purpose”||The Houston Sun Newspaper||2013|
|Certificate of Congressional Recognition||Al Green, Member of Congress||2013|
|Certificate of Recognition||Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis||2013|
|2011 Man of Style||Let The Fashions Begin, Incorporated||2011|
|Certificate of Congressional Recognition||Sheila Jackson Lee, Member of Congress||2011|
|Attorney||Law Office of J Thomas Smith, J.D., Ph.D.||2005 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Federal Communications Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|National Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy||Clinical Member||1993 - Present|
|NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals||National Certified Addiction Counselor||1991 - Present|
|National Board for Certified Counselors||N/A||1990 - Present|
|Houston Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||2005 - 2014|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2005 - 2012|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2005 - 2007|
|Extreme Hardship Waiver - Consular Processing||Green Card granted|
|Derivative Citizenship||Client sworn-in as U.S. citizen|
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|Thurgood Marshall School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|Universidad de San Jose||Behavioral Science||PhD - Doctorate||1995|
|University of the State of New York||Liberal Studies-Communications||BS - Bachelor of Science||1988|
|Norwich University||Counseling Psychology||MA - Masters||1988|
|2015 Symposium on Bridging the Gap in Mental Health Disparities||Community Heroes: Bridging the Gap in Mental Health Disparities||2015|
|Honoring Our Military JAG Corps||Master of Ceremonies||2014|
|National Depression Screening Day||Depression Screening Day||2013|
|Men of Style and Fashion Show||Texas Children's Hospital Sickle Cell Research||2013|
|Entertainment and Sports Law Section Luncheon||Top Legal Problems in Moderen Radio Broadcasting||2013|
|"Getting Signed and Getting Paid"||Getting a record deal and contract related matters||2010|