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J Thomas Smith Ph.D.

Immigration Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   9 reviews
  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 12 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 14 years
    Kansas - KS 18 years
    Tennessee - TN 14 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About J

Learn J’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    70%
    Quality, reasonably priced family and fiancée based immigration services to individuals. We also provide representation at removal hearings.

    19 years

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    15%
    Get a "fresh start". Eliminate medical bills, payday loans, some taxes and even student loans in some cases.

    19 years

  3. Tax
    15%
    Affordable solutions to businesses and individuals who have tax problems with the IRS. Options include offer in compromise, innocent spouse, payment plans, and more.

    19 years

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 Houston.  On the program we address many issues of the day, including immigration, politics and social issues.  You can listen on-line at . 

 

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. 

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For help today with your Immigration and Nationality or bankruptcy/"debt relief" problem call Attorney J Thomas Smith at 713-LAWYER-2.
Attorney J Thomas Smith focuses on bankruptcy, immigration and IRS tax problem resolution. www.JThomsSmithLaw.com Principal Office Houston, Texas
Attorney J Thomas Smith focuses on bankruptcy, immigration and IRS tax problem resolution. www.JThomsSmithLaw.com Principal Office Houston, Texas
Attorney J Thomas Smith focuses on bankruptcy, immigration and IRS tax problem resolution. www.JThomsSmithLaw.com Principal Office Houston, Texas
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Location

Law Offices of Attorney J Thomas Smith, J.D., Ph.D.
3707 FM 1960 West
Suite 200
Houston, TX, 77068
J Thomas Smith Ph.D.
11811 North Fwy
Suite 500
Houston, TX, 77060
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Reviews

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Posted by Jose | October 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exellent immigration attorney
We came to J. Thomas Smith once my I-130 was approved and we needed help with the consular process. During our consulation he thoroughly explained the consular process and provided us with a list of needed documents. Once we provided him the requested documents, he prepared the waiver packet and sent it off. The waiver was approved earlier than we expected. He was there to assist us with the request for additional evidence that the National Visa Center sent. He was and continues to make himself available to help or answer any questions. My wife and I glorify God for helping us through this entire process and we thank J. Thomas Smith for his help too. We couldn't have done it without him. Also, he was very affordable.
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Posted by Irvelli | June 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Smith helped me get my citizenship.
I enjoyed working with Attorney Smith. He assisted me in understanding the process. He offered me a payment plan and helped me with clear instructions for completing my intake information. I worked directly with him, rather than a legal assistant. He also went to my interview with me. This really eased my mind. I highly recommend Attorney J Thomas Smith.
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Posted by Jessica | June 12, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very good lawyer
He is a very nice and kind attorney. He answers very details and explain everything i needed. Thank you very much for your precious time.
Response from J Smith June 13, 2018
It's my pleasure to be of service to you. If my response has been helpful, please indicate. Good luck to you.
Posted by Morene | October 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
JThomas Smith Ph.D.
I have hired and referred J. Thomas Smith Ph.D. to family and friends many times. I found him to have many of the best qualities of mankind. He is always professional in his practice, always punctual, trustworthy, caring and is always sensitive to his client’s needs. He has one of the most impressive resumes I have ever seen. Everyone around him think very highly of him.
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Response from J Smith June 13, 2018
Because of our personalized service, our clients often refer family and friends. We are pleased that you value our services, and we can provide them at a reasonable cost.
Posted by Rhonni | October 12, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He Helped Me Save My Home!
I called Dr. Smith as a result of seeing his ad, and truly the call was worth it! All I wanted to know were my options because I felt like I was financially drowning, and threatened with foreclosure. After reviewing my finances, he gave me the good news that I would be able to keep my home (and my car). His professionalism is extraordinary (keeps appointments, returns calls; is available); yet as busy as he is, he extends a personal touch to his clients (it's been almost 4 years, with many ups and downs, yet he still remembers ME specifically). He IS available via phone, e-mail, office, fax, and text. He is the ONLY attorney I would recommend in his field of law.
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Response from J Smith June 4, 2018
Thank your for the confidence you have placed in our services. Our only goal is to meet our clients needs at a reasonable cost, in the most expeditious and professional manner possible.
Posted by Lucas | October 12, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable
Mr Smith was of great help and very professional and timely with all responses. He treated my family and me with genuine respect and honesty. I would recommend Mr Smith and use him again.
Response from J Smith June 13, 2018
We are thankful that we have earned your confidence and trust in our services. We only take a few cases each month so that we can give the careful attention to the issues of each client and their family members. We work daily to earn your trust and we are happy that you noticed.
Posted by Franz | October 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr.Smith renew my Work Permit.
Mr.Smith was very helpful and got my work permit pretty fast and happy I have him as my Immigration Attorney. .. will always recommend to others...
Response from J Smith June 13, 2018
Whether it is an Employment Authorization Document, renewing a green card, or preparing a I-601 waiver, we give the same level of attention and care. Your satisfaction and confidence is our services is one of our most importance concerns.
Posted by wynton | October 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great lawyer
He was very professional and helped us with all our situations he was also very understanding and patient if you are looking for a good attorney for any legal matter I would highly recommend him to anyone thank you so much for all your help
Response from J Smith June 13, 2018
We don't take every case. But, when we take a case, we work it as if it is our only case. We love our clients and we want you to make sure that you love our results. Thanks for your feedback and your confidence in our services.
Posted by Erica | October 17, 2013
The Anderson's
Dr. Thomas-Smith was very knowledgeable, professional, and compassionate. He was readily available to answer our questions and concerns.
Response from J Smith June 13, 2018
When I can, I talk with each client personally when they call. Our personalized service with attends to your smallest concern. We want you to feel confident that your case is in good hands.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of J Thomas Smith, J.D., Ph.D.
  • 2005 - Present

Education

  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Universidad de San Jose
  • PhD - Doctorate
  • 1995
  • Norwich University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1988
  • University of the State of New York
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • 601a Waiver
  • Extreme Hardship Waiver - Consular Processing
  • Green Card granted
  • Derivative Citizenship
  • Client sworn-in as U.S. citizen

Associations

  • Federal Communications Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
  • National Certified Addiction Counselor
  • 1991 - Present
  • National Board for Certified Counselors
  • 1990 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2014
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2005 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 50 Black P & E
  • DMars.com Business Journal
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 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
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • League of Women Voters Houston - Interview with Linda Cohn, President; Sunday Morning Live with Dr. J Thomas Smith
  • "Elections Have Consequences"
  • 2017
  • Interview with Attorney Carl Shusterman; Sunday Morning Live with Dr. J Thomas Smith
  • Immigration Law Update
  • 2014
  • Entertainment and Sports Law Section Luncheon
  • Top Legal Problems in Moderen Radio Broadcasting
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (110)
Given (198)
Endorse J
Immigration Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Smith is an excellent advocate for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend my own clients to him if they were in need."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats his clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism. He is an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend him for future services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Smith. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Other
"Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Other
"Very determined and dedicated attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.I endorse this lawyer.I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Experienced and highly regarded in the legal community."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney and a highly respected one in the legal community."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this attorney. Not only does he run a highly successful law practice, Dr.mith volunteers his free time to answer questions on AVVO. The answers are always insightful and accurate. This lawyer KNOWS the law! I would never hesitate recommending a client to Dr. Smith."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"J. Thomas Smith is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients very well. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Smith is a valuable asset to the Avvo community. I endorse this lawyer."
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Houston Immigration Lawyer J Thomas Smith Ph.D.
J Thomas Smith Ph.D.
Immigration Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 18 years
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