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I have been practacing law since 1979, and am admitted to practice in all Texas Courts and before the Western, Southern, Northern and Eastern United States District Courts. In addition, I have appeared before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Over the last 35 years I have tried numerous cases in misdemeanor and felony courts in various ares of Texas from Austin to Houston, Dallas and Marshall and many places in between. I have tried to verdict cases in the United States District Courts in Houston and Tyler. For the past 20 years I have primarily limited by practice to criminal defense.


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310 Murray Ave
Manor, TX, 78653

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  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Morris Balagia

    Jerry Smith has the highest endorsement that I could possibly give. Jerry came to work for our office over five years ago. I was blown away that Jerry joined us and was extremely excited about the experience that he brought with him. On Jerry's first day at the office we picked a felony jury on a DWI case. Jerry showed outstanding talent and knew the law better than my law school professors. We hung the jury and got the State to agree to a misdemeanor that saved our client's career. Jerry is the anchor attorney of the Austin area office and I am proud to call him friend and fellow trail warrior. Jerry has been a successful trial lawyer for over thirty years and he handles serious felonies and DWI of all degrees. Jerry is one of the most respected attorneys in the Austin area. Jerry's character and personal integrity are of the highest order and I consider him to be a personal friend. I trust Jerry Smith with my family and that says it all. Jerry Smith is endorsed by the DWI Dude.


    James Balagia DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Jamie Balagia, P.C.2007 - Present
PartnerBass & Smith, P.C.1996 - 2007
AttorneySchleier & Phillips1988 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Williamson County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National College of DUI DefenseMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
National Association of Distinguished CounselmemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Felony DWI enhanced to 2nd Degree Felony State v. G.DNot Guilty by jury. Hays County, Texas
State v B.M.Not Guilty by jury. Hays County, Texas
State very TSNot Guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Sam Houston State UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Journalism ClassLaw and Journalism2014
Evidence BootcampEvidence2014
Austin Bar AssociationAttorney Advertising - Practice Pointers and Pitfalls2014
Evidence Boot CampEvidence2013
J W Thompson - ACC SecurityDWI Enforcement2012