Facing a criminal matter is a very personal experience, the outcome of which can have lasting consequences on the individual’s life. At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, our Austin criminal defense lawyers understand what’s at stake for those accused of crimes, which is why we attend to every detail and deliver the one-on-one attention our clients need. Learn more about our legal services by reading reviews from past clients. To get aggressive defense for your case, call us at (512) 359-3743 or contact us online today.

  • Their Passion for the Law Is Unmatched

    I was arrested on January 25, 2019, for DWI with portions of the arrest airing on LivePD for millions of viewers a few hours later. Smith & Vinson was the fourth law firm that I hired to pursue a Jury Trial for this case, with the previous two withdrawing. Many attorneys can talk the talk but Smith & Vinson will also walk the walk. It took 1,187 days to get to a Jury Trial but I am sure glad that Brad, Jarrod, and their outstanding team were by my side and exceptionally prepared. After the Jury was selected, the first witness was called to the stand, and Brad and Jarrod imploded the State's case. Moments later, the case was dismissed. I couldn't be any more thankful for Smith & Vinson. Their passion for the law is unmatched. I have my life back and I owe it to them. If you need assistance, do yourself a favor and hire Smith & Vinson. Wow.

    - Former Client

  • Exceptional Legal Strategies
    I want to thank and commend Jarrod and Brad for their exceptional work on my DWI case. I was on a first date and stopped for rolling through a stop sign in downtown Round Rock by a DWI unit and refused the breath test. I was arrested and a search warrant was issued for my blood.  My BAC came back a .24.  I could not believe it since I was on my date for almost 6 hours and had 4 beers and dinner during that time. Jarrod and Brad used what I consider exceptional legal strategies and won my case as a "Not Guilty" at a jury trial after many hearings over 2 years due to the Covid19 virus. They never gave up and neither did I! I highly recommend them.

    - Mike

  • Top Notch Lawyers
    I want to start off by saying Smith and Vinson Law Firm is top notch lawyers. I had a case that the DA and prosecutor was very stern about their decision and not letting up on my charges. My lawyer Matt Watkins treated my case as if he was on trial himself. He went in and fought until we won the battle. Matt Watkins spent countless hours working and reviewing my case and ensuring that my case was dismissed. I was highly satisfied on how Matt showed a passion for my case and handled it aggressively and professionally. I just want to thank this law firm one last time for handling business when it came down to crunch time. I want to also recognize Jarrod Smith for overseeing my case and giving me words of encouragement and showing 130% competence and confidence, while doing so. I will recommend this law firm to anyone that is in need of the legal issues that this firm specialize in. THANKS ONCE AGAIN!!!!!!!!

    - Arion

  • 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

  • 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

    Round Rock, TX
  • Second to NONE
    I would love to add my thanks and heart felt appreciation for the help that your law firm provided me. Before I met you guys my situation looked very bleak and quite honestly your dedication to my case really carried over this past year and the reward was not only one felony dismissal but two. Thank you from the Ramirez family, I will always be great full and you guys have earned a spot in my family. For anyone reading, this firm is second to NON, they know what there talking about and do exactly what they promise to do. Very professional, on time and and educate you along the whole process. I had alot to lose and you guys gave it all back to me and finally represented what true Justice is here in America. God bless you both and God bless your firm

    - Manuel R.

  • Fantastic Attorney = Fantastic Results
    I hired Brad Vinson to handle a legal matter and I could not have made a better decision! Brad was attentive, listened to the facts of the case, and strategized a plan that would lead to the best result possible. Brad was communicative, available, and ultimately delivered on what he stated he would do. During this process, there were no unexpected hiccups because Brad understands the law, and understands how to defend his clients. There is no doubt that I would recommend Brad and the whole team at Smith & Vinson to represent any individual that needs legal representation. The whole team is fantastic, and delivers fantastic results.

    - Justin

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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