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J. Mark Smith

Business Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   1 review

also known as Mark Smith, John Mark Smith

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About J.

Learn J.’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    25%
    Representing small businesses, entrepreneurs, and non-profits.

  2. Health care
    20%
    Representing private practices, home health, and small facilities.

  3. Employment and labor
    15%

  4. Immigration
    15%

  5. Elder law
    10%

  6. Probate
    10%

  7. Government
    5%
    Representing emergency services districts.

Mark Smith – Firm FounderBio in BriefGraduated:

  • Pearland High School
  • Texas A&M University- B.A. English and Journalism
  • University of Houston Law Center – J.D.
  • Texas A&M University – M.B.A.

Other Certifications:

  • Senior Professional in Human Resourcesn (SPHR)
  • Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)
  • Myers Briggs Typology Indicator (MBTI)

Work Experience

Mark has been a licensed attorney in Texas since 1999. He has worked on both sides of the bar – representing plaintiffs in cases involving employment law, contract disputes, personal injury claims, and other legal matters and businesses as general counsel.

Since 2004, Mark has represented Harris County Emergency Corps (“HCEC”, formerly Harris County Emergency Services District No. 1), a premier EMS agency in Southeast Texas. During that time, he served as Vice President of Administration and General Counsel for the organization of 200+ employees and volunteers and serving more than 400,000 residents of Harris County, Texas. Since returning to private practice, Mark has added a number of small businesses to his growing practice, including Manvel EMS, Angleton Area Emergency Medical Services, Inc., Art & Kustom Kreations, the Wellness Integration Center, Deep South Builders, LLC, and more.

Mark is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), which exemplifies Mark’s expertise to help small and mid-size businesses with their employment-related legal and general business issues.

Mark running the 2013 Austin Tough Mudder. Yes, those are live electrical wires.

Other Interests

Mark is General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Directors forHarris County Emergency Corps (a nonprofit 911 EMS agency), General Counsel and Director for the Board of Directors for the Outdoor Association for Texas Heroes, Inc. (OATH) (a nonprofit focused on helping disabled veterans through outdoor recreational activities), General Counsel and Secretary for the Pearland Foundation for the Performing and Visual Arts (a non-profit granting scholarships for students in the fine or performing arts), and General Counsel and Secretary for Aggies Helping Others (a charitable non-profit of former Texas A&M MBA graduates). He is also co-owner ofOlsonSmith Solutions, LLC, an emerging IT staffing and consulting firm.

A graduate of Texas A&M University’s Mays Business school with an MBA, Mark serves as a class agent and keeps in frequent contact with his classmates.

Mark is also a sports and fitness enthusiast, having participated in several races including the Tough Mudder, the Spartan Race, and others.

Location

Stephens Reed & Armstrong, PLLC
2626 S Loop West
Suite 522
Houston, TX, 77584
Smith Reed & Armstrong, PLLC
12234 Shadow Creek Parkway
Building 1 Suite 1104
Pearland, TX, 77584-2289
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Posted by Amy | June 19, 2015
Quick and Professional
Mark set up the LLC for my business. I had questions about set-up and he answered all questions right there and then. We were able to set up the LLC within a very short time frame and he had all paperwork to me by weeks end. He is incredibly courteous and pleasant. His fees are reasonable and fair.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-300 per hour
  • Pro bono 10 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • General Counsel
  • Harris County Emergency Corps
  • 2007 - 2013

Education

  • Texas A&M University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2012
  • University of Houston Law Center
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1998
  • Texas A&M University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • N/A
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • N/A
  • HR Houston
  • N/A
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Brazoria County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Speaking Engagements

  • Gulf Coast Symposium on HR Issues
  • When Jane Becomes John: LGBT Issues in the Workplace
  • 2015

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Houston Business Lawyer J. Mark Smith
J. Mark Smith
Business Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 25 years