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Jarrod L. SmithAttorney Jarrod Smith Avvo 10.0

Jarrod Smith is an aggressive Central Texas DWI and criminal defense lawyer and a native Texan. He cares about his clients and fights hard to get them great results.

Jarrod and his law partner, Brad Vinson, founded Smith & Vinson Law Firm because they believe in helping people successfully navigate their way through a complicated and often confusing criminal justice system. Jarrod understands that his clients are more than just cause numbers or files, and that there is often more to a story than what is written in a police officer’s report.

Jarrod completed his undergraduate education at the University of Houston, majoring in criminal justice and graduating with high honors. He went on to attend law school at South Texas College of Law Houston. Jarrod excelled academically, graduating in the top 20% of his law school class. He founded the STCL Criminal Law Society and was a member of the prestigious South Texas Law Review. Jarrod also excelled in the courtroom. He completed courses in criminal trial advocacy and mock trial, and he and Brad Vinson finished first place in the Garland Walker Mock Trial competition.

Jarrod has considerable experience in DWI and criminal law and has worked in both State and Federal offices. He is a former assistant district attorney at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. Before becoming a prosecutor, he interned with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and Harris County Public Defender’s Office. Additionally, Jarrod has experience on the federal side of the criminal justice system, as a former law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office.

Jarrod is a proven trial lawyer. He has tried a wide variety of cases in front of juries, ranging from sexual assault, DWI, burglary of a motor vehicle to theft. He has experience handling bond issues, motions to revoke, and motions to adjudicate guilt. He has handled hundreds of cases and has a unique insight into how the police and the government build their cases against his clients. He can use this experience to help you fight your case.

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

Practice Areas

Education

South Texas College of Law Houston, Doctor of Jurisprudence

  • Cum Laude
  • Graduated in the top 20% of my class
  • Garland Walker Mock Trial Champion
  • South Texas Law Review, Member
  • Assistant Editor-in-Chief, South Texas Law Review, Vol. 43
  • Langdell Scholar, Criminal Law & Evidence
  • South Texas Criminal Law Society, President & Co-Founder

University of Houston, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Pre-Law Society, Member
  • Student Government Association, Member

Bar Admissions

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

Professional Associations

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • College of the State Bar of Texas

Professional Experience

  • Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, Prosecutor
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Texas, Law Clerk, 2014
  • Harris County Public Defender’s Office, Legal Intern, 2013
  • Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Legal Intern, 2013

Awards & Recognitions

  • 10.0 Avvo Rating
  • TCDLA DWI Trial Warrior

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

  • 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

  • Highly recommended!!

    “Amazing law firm! Very professional and descriptive when speaking to you about the facts of your case. Ended up going to trial for a DWI and got all 6 jurors to agree on a not guilty verdict. Highly recommended!! They will truly fight for you because they care for you”

    Jeffrey

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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
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