JAMES PATRICK SMITH, P.C.

  FAMILY  LAW  SPECIALISTS

Family Law          Probate          Guardianship          General Civil Litigation 

BACKGROUND


EDUCATION
    University of Houston, J.D. 1967, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
    Centenary College, B.S. 1963, Kappa Sigma Fraternity

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND HONORS
    Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates    
    Texas Irish Lawyers Association, President, 2011                
    H Magazine, Super Lawyer, 2002, 2005
    Texas Lawyer, Super Lawyer, 2002
    Martindale-Hubbell, Super Lawyer, 2002, 2003
    University of Houston Law Center Volunteer of the Year, 1996
    Member, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
    Member, American Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; State Bar
    College; Houston Bar Association
    LIFE MEMBER OF THE FELLOWS OF THE TEXAS BAR FOUNDATION, 1998
    Past Chairman, Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation, 1993 - 1994
    Director, University of Houston Law Alumni Association, 1993 - 1996
    Member, Presidential Selection and Policy Committee, 1992 - 93, State Bar of Texas
    Life Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation, 1992
    Director, State Bar of Texas, 1982 - 1985
    Member, District IV Grievance Committee, 1977 - 1981
    President, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, 1977 - 1979
    Director, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1976 - 1986
    Sustaining Member, United States Supreme Court Historical Society

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS    
 
    Faculty Member, Texas College of Trial Advocacy, 1993 to 1997
    Adjunct Professor of Medical Law, Baylor College of Medicine, 1970 to 1988
    Clinical Professor of Law, University of Houston College of Law, 1973 - 1976
    Assistant Professor of Medical law, Baylor College of Medicine, 1967 - 1970     
                                                   
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