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Jay Smith began practicing law in 2004, and has devoted his practice to exclusively family law.  Jay graduated summa cum laude from Oklahoma State University in 2001, with a Bachelor’s Degree in English.  He attended Baylor University School of Law from 2002 – 2004.  Baylor is known for its superior trial training program, which has been called the “Marine Corps of law schools” by the Princeton Review, and was recently ranked as one of the six best law schools for litigation practice by U.S. News and World Report.

Among Jay’s achievements at Baylor was the award for best legal brief in the Dawson & Sodd Moot Court Competition, and recognition as one of the top 10 speakers out of more than 100 contestants in the school-wide competition.   Jay was inducted into prestigious Order of the Barristers for these accomplishments.

Jay began his legal career in Dallas, Texas, working for a firm that specialized in commercial construction litigation.  In 2005, Jay moved to the Austin area to work for Akins, Nowlin & Prewitt, LLP, where he began practicing family litigation.  Since that time, Jay has been involved in handling hundreds of family law matters.

As a family law attorney, Jay believes that resolving cases amicably and without the need for court intervention is always preferable, but with plenty of courtroom experience, Jay is well-equipped to take a case to trial.  Jay handles cases in both Williamson and Travis counties.


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Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 34%
  2. Child Support: 33%
  3. Divorce: 33%


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  • Terence Michael Davis

    I endorse Jay Smith. I have known Jay personally and professionally and he always puts in 100% for his clients and his Christian values also shine through all he does.


    Terence Davis Divorce and separation Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of Jay D. Smith

7700 Cat Hollow Drive
Suite 107
Round Rock, TX, 78681


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200407/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Legal Brief, Dawson & Sodd Moot Court CompetitionBaylor University School of Law2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Private PractitionerLaw Office of Jay D. Smith2009 - Present
Associate AttorneyAkins, Nowlin and Prewitt2005 - 2009
Associate AttorneyGriffith, Nixon, and Davison2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Williamson County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Austin Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Austin Young Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Oklahoma State University, StillwaterN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of TexasConflict ResolutionN/A