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Attorney Brad Vinson

Dedicated to Excellence Attorney Brad Vinson

Brad Vinson is an aggressive attorney who cares about giving his clients the best possible representation.

Brad completed his undergraduate education at the University of Tennessee, majoring in communication. He went on to attend law school at South Texas College of Law Houston, where he met his law partner, Jarrod Smith. While in law school, Brad co-founded the South Texas Criminal Law Society, working to help educate fellow South Texas students on important issues in the field of criminal law, such as mass incarceration, media influence on high profile criminal cases, and the death penalty. As a South Texas professor’s personal research assistant, Brad spent considerable time researching and writing about issues in criminal law, criminal procedure, and military justice.

Brad was a fierce mock trial competitor. He and his law partner, Jarrod Smith, finished first place in the annual Garland Walker Mock Trial competition. He then went on to compete in a variety of mock trial events and traveled to New York to compete in a national tournament as a varsity advocate in South Texas College of Law Houston’s nationally ranked mock trial team. Brad was named Summer Trial Academy Best Advocate Overall.

Brad and Jarrod founded Smith & Vinson Law Firm because they are passionate about criminal law and believe in helping people navigate a confusing and complicated criminal justice system. Brad has handled hundreds of cases in both State and Federal Court. He has experience handling issues ranging everywhere from Class C misdemeanors to capital murder. Additionally, Brad has considerable experience defending cases for active duty service members and is familiar with the unique issues confronted by those who are faced with criminal charges while serving in the military.

With Smith & Vinson, you are not just hiring a lawyer to handle your case, but a firm that will put you and your legal needs first.

Professional Experience

  • Professor Geoffrey Corn, South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas, Research Assistant, 2014-2015
  • Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, Washington, DC, Legal Intern, 2014
  • Knox County District Attorney’s Office, Knoxville, Tennessee, Legal Intern, 2008
  • Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Chicago, Illinois, Legal Intern, 2008

Awards & Recognitions10.0 Avvo Rating

  • 10.0 Avvo Rating
  • TCDLA DWI Trial Warrior

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Federal Court Western District of Texas

Professional Associations

  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Education

  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Doctor of Jurisprudence
    • Mock Trial Varsity Advocate
    • Summer Trial Academy, Best Advocate Overall Award
    • Peter James Johnson National Civil Rights Trial Competition, Varsity Advocate
    • Garland Walker Mock Trial Champion
    • South Texas College of Law Houston, Health Law Society, President
    • South Texas College of Law Houston, Criminal Law Society, Secretary & Co-Founder
  • University of Tennessee, Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies
    • Communications National Honor Society
    • Student Government Association, Senator for College of Communications

Our Clients Are Our Biggest Endorsers
Hear What They Have to Say

  • Professional representation at its best!

    “First and foremost, I would like to thank Brad and Jarrod for handling my case. Both of these men represented with much professionalism and didn't at all treat me like a criminal. At times I was skeptical since I was facing so much uncertainty. Both men obviously could not predict the outcome of things but assured me that they will work hard for me. They sure kept their promise on that! Both men took the time to get to know me and my situation before designing a plan to represent me. When I was in doubt with much fear they reassured me that "things will be all right". I am grateful for the representation both men have provided me and without hesitation, I would speak volumes of their service. Thank you so much!”

    Victor

  • The absolute A-Team for DWI Defense. Period!

    “The absolute A-Team for DWI Defense. Period! When life-changing events occur, look no further. With brilliance and driven motivation, Brad and his team with see your case through with honesty and integrity.. trust me, I have first-hand knowledge. From day one I was treated with dignity and respect. We agreed to take my case to trial. NOT GUILTY!!!! If you’re on the ropes about considering to hire Smith & Vinson Law Firm please don’t hesitate to reach out to me personally! I’m their biggest fan!!!"”

    John

  • Professional and effective attorney

    “Brad was extremely professional throughout the entire process. He was direct and prompt in responding to my inquiries and I felt at ease knowing he was taking care of my case. I will definitely use Brad and his firm in the future and highly recommend them if you need an excellent defense attorney! Thanks Brad!”

    Andi

  • He's a real lawyer!

    “A civil issue arose in Austin with a family member. We sought the advice of a well named Austin attorney. This unnamed attorney provided egregious legal advice. In court, a lifetime civil injunction was ruled by the judge on this non-criminal civil issue. Once learning of this judgement we immediately started looking for another attorney and found Brad Vinson, with Smith and Vinson. Simply put, Brad had this entire debacle reversed and a new judgement set for what is customarily ruled in similar cases. It didn't take long either. I only wish we had called Brad first. He's a real lawyer!”

    David

  • Outstanding Lawyer

    “Jarrod is an outstanding advocate for his clients. He is well versed in evidence and criminal law nuances, skills which allow him to level the playing field for his clients and make certain they get a fair chance at justice.”

    Matt

  • Top Attorney Avvo Rating 10.0
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating
  • Texas Bar College
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Avvo 5 Star Reviews
  • Jennifer Reviews
  • Jennifer Avvo Rating
  • Matt Rating

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