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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

  • 110% glad I chose Jarrod to represent and fight for me.

    “Pay them, be honest with them and communicate with them and they will fix your mistake. Plain and simple. Charged 1st DWI offense. Called in. Told them scenario. Worked with payment methods (very important) .I had numerous lawyers to choose from. 110% glad I chose Jarrod to represent and fight for me. Throughout whole process I had the utmost confidence in Mr. Smith and his work. the goal when we first met was to "get the DWI dismissed" and that is exactly what happened. mission accomplished. if you need a DWI removed call jarrod”

    Ronald D.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Exceptionally versed in the intricacies of Texas criminal law

    “Having never been exposed to the criminal system, hiring an attorney was daunting task. Attorney Brad Vinson was informative, professional yet sympathetic with his approach to my case. Mr. Vinson was open to opinion and ensured that all legal avenues were considered and addressed before presenting a course of action. Ultiamtely, Mr. Vinson was able to negotiate a reasonable settlement dispite many hoops and hurdles presented by the prosecuting county. I would highly recommend Smith and Vinson for representation in a criminal matter.”

    Michael

  • 5 Stars in making me feel like a top priority!

    “Jarrod Smith of Smith and Vinson Law Firm provided me with the best service I could have possibly asked for. Having no background in law and finding myself in a situation that left me feeling extremely vulnerable, I felt quickly at ease in their care. They were very reasonable with my situation and helped work around my needs in providing me the most support and information on how to best handle my case. I'd recommend this firm to anyone seeking help with a traffic violation of any kind. I feel that if it weren't for them I would have been heavily misguided and probably would not have made it through the system with the best possible outcome for me. 5 Stars for their service, generosity, and in making me feel like a top priority!”

    Andrew

  • 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
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award

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