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My name is Paul J. Smith and I am a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney who specializes in criminal law. I practice in Texas and around the country and know criminal and civil law quite well, but I'm mostly interested in jury trials for my clients. A monkey can plea bargain, but a real trial lawyer is an artist.

Why hire a board certified criminal defense lawyer?

The legal profession covers a vast expanse of information and procedures which differ in various areas. No one person can be familiar with all of those areas. If you are charged with a criminal offense, you dont want an attorney who is trying to get "up to speed" in criminal law. Not only will it probably cost more for him to spend the research time, but his representation will very likely be inferior to an attorney who practices in this area every day. It's like asking a house painter to paint your portrait. He has the paint. He can get the tools, but the results probably wont justify the fee.

my services

I am a full service law firm who specializes in criminal law cases. My method of trying cases and selecting clients is based upon the clients dedication to justice and quite simply "telling" their story. I prefer litigation, criminal or civil. I do not represent the government or large corporations. Banks or insurance companies. I represent the underdog, hence the nick name "underdog warrior" The story always begins with the client, it's about the struggle of the underdog and empowers the jury or judge to act on behalf of the client.

About me

I am a lawyer that knows how to listen and tell your story to the jury. I am a very proud graduate of the Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming which very few lawyers have ever graduated from.

Are you innocent? Do you want a jury trial? Then call me directly! I keep my phone on my hip and try to answer every call I get.

WHat i can offer you

I am board certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. A Texas Board Certified lawyer is an attorney who has demonstrated special competence in a particular area of legal practice in which the Texas Board of legal specialization has certified their competence.

A few requirements for an attorney to receive board certification in criminal law are: "Handling a wide variety of criminal matters to demonstrating experience and involvement." "Attending criminal law continuing legal education seminars regularly to keep their legal training up to date" "Being evaluated by fellow lawyers and judges" "Passing a day-long written examination" Certification is for a period of 5 years. To remain certified after that time, every 5 years the attorney must apply for re-certification and meet the requirements for continued experience, Peer review, and continuing legal education. If you have been accused of a crime in state or federal court, contact me for a free initial consultation. Remember, whatever lawyer you choose, just be comfortable with him or her and look for a real person.

about Trial lawyers college

The Trial Lawyers College is dedicated to training and educating lawyers and judges who are committed to the jury system and to representing and obtaining justice for in individuals; the poor, the injured, the forgotten, the voiceless, the defenseless and the damned, and to protecting the rights of such people from corporate and government oppression.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about your case.