Stuart Smith is an attorney and founder of The Stuart Smith Law Firm, PLLC. Stuart received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas and his law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas, where he was an assistant editor of law review and served as judicial intern for the Honorable Melinda Harmon, United Stated District Judge for the Southern District of Texas.
During his more than 15 years as a practicing attorney, Mr. Smith has handled both transactional and litigation-related matters for numerous clients, including several Fortune 500 companies. As a litigator, he has worked on a variety of multi-party litigation cases, including those involving business disputes, probate, oil and gas, toxic tort, and products liability. Stuart’s transactional experience has included serving as general counsel of a multimillion-dollar company where he oversaw the legal department and was involved in the strategic planning for the company. Much of Mr. Smith’s current practice involves working with high net worth families, and assisting them and their businesses with their legal needs, including those related to estate and trust planning, business transactions, and the leasing, acquisition, and divestiture of oil and gas, real estate and other assets.
Mr. Smith currently serves as a Director and Treasurer of Texas Legal, a nonprofit legal benefit plan founded by the State Bar of Texas, and is a member of the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar, the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar, the Dervish Club, ADAM (Acquisition, Divestiture and Merger) Energy Forum in Dallas, Texas and the ADAM Permian Energy Network in Midland, Texas.