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Jarrod Smith is a native Texan. He is an aggressive Central Texas DWI and criminal defense lawyer. He cares and fights hard for his clients. Jarrod, along with his law partner, Brad Vinson, founded Smith & Vinson Law Firm with the idea of helping accused citizens successfully navigate their way through the complicated criminal justice system.

Jarrod completed his undergraduate education at the University of Houston, majoring in criminal justice, and graduated 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. In law school, 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, finishing 1st place, with Brad Vinson, in the Garland Walker Mock Trial competition.

Jarrod has considerable experience in the area of DWI and criminal law. He is a former assistant district attorney at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. Besides being a former prosecutor, he has interned with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and Harris County Public Defender’s Office. Also, Jarrod has experience on the federal side of the criminal justice system, as a former law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office. These experiences provide him with a variety of practical experience on both the state and federal, prosecution and defense side.

As a former prosecutor, Jarrod has tried cases in front of juries, ranging from DWI to theft to burglary of a motor vehicle. He has experience handling bond issues, motion to revoke, and motion to adjudicate hearings. As a prosecutor, he handled hundreds of cases. Jarrod has a unique insight into how the police and the government go into building a case 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

  • 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

  • Well versed in Texas criminal law and procedure

    “Jarrod assisted me in a non disclosure issue I needed handled in the Texas criminal courts. It is very clear that Jarrod is passionate about the law and justice. He is well versed in Texas criminal law and procedure. I would gladly refer anyone to him. He will give your issue the attention it deserves.”

    PJ

  • Attention to Detail & Passion

    “Mr. Vinson is a passionate trial attorney who takes special care with each client. When you hire Brad Vinson you hire an attorney who will pay close attention to your case and work extremely hard for you.”

    Anna S.

  • 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

  • Committed & Compassionate

    “Jarrod Smith will commit himself fully to the defense of your case. He is a very compassionate and strong attorney. This coupled with his confidence in the courtroom let you know that you are being represented well by an attorney who cares about your case.”

    Previous Client

  • 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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