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Jonathan L. Smith

Jonathan L. Smith

Senior Counsel
Phone:512.874.3853
Fax:512.874.3801

Jonathan Smith is a commercial litigator whose practice centers on the representation of original equipment manufacturers in distribution and franchise matters and the defense of product liability claims against pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. Although Jon strives to develop solutions to avoid litigation, when the courtroom is unavoidable, he couples his knowledge of the relevant legislative and regulatory schemes with his litigation experience to efficiently resolve differences in his client’s favor. 

Jon is experienced in all phases of litigation and has successfully represented clients in state and federal court and before various administrative agencies. He has represented vehicle manufacturers in dealership add-point disputes, dealership relocations, franchise modifications and terminations, pricing discrimination claims and other matters and has represented pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers against individual claims and in mass-tort. Jon also has substantial experience in the recovery of commercial debts and the enforcement of money judgments in Texas.  
 
Prior to pursuing a career in law, Jon was public school teacher and worked extensively with at-risk and special needs students. Today, he continues to advocate for children with disabilities through his involvement with the Special Olympics of Texas and by offering pro bono legal services to indigent parents of special needs students.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2013

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2013

    summa cum laude

    Associate Editor, Houston Law Review

  • Texas A&M University, M.Ed., 2008
  • University of Texas, B.B.A., 1999

Professional Associations

    • Austin Bar Association
      —Member, Civil Litigation Section

Distinctions

    • Bowman and Brooke Trial Skills College
      —Outstanding Team Performance – Defense, 2020

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