Mr. Smith’s law practice includes civil litigation with extensive experience in cases involving insurance disputes, construction defects, tractor-trailer accidents, premises liability, and personal injury. Prior to co-founding Solis & Smith, P.C. in January of 2009, he worked at a defense litigation firm handling these same types of cases on the other side of the aisle.
His insurance experience involves representing policyholders, including individuals and businesses, in disputes such as claims underpayment, denial and bad faith. He has handled over 3,000 cases around the state of Texas dealing with insurance coverage disputes that arose from property losses from hurricanes, hailstorms, windstorms, fires and theft.
He is committed to the pursuit of excellence by aggressively representing his clients to the best of his ability. In addition to providing well-reasoned and conscientious solutions and strategies for representing his clients, he takes pride in maintaining a strong professional relationship with his clients.
Mr. Smith is licensed to practice in the State of Texas and is also admitted to practice in all of the U.S. District Courts in Texas.
Mr. Smith is “AV-Rated” (highest rating for ethics and legal ability) by Martindale-Hubbell. He received this prominent rating in 2008 and it has continued since then. In 2009, he was recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star, a service provided by Thomson Reuters and published in Texas Monthly magazine. Every year since 2008, Mr. Smith has also been recognized by Scene in S.A. Magazine as a top attorney in “Insurance Litigation.” He is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association.
ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Doctor of Jurisprudence
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Science – Political Science
Activities and Honors:
Member of the Corps of Cadets
State Bar of Texas
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
San Antonio Bar Association
Super Lawyers Texas Rising Star (2009 – 2012) (Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters Service)
The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Lifetime member)
The Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Lifetime member)
Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Rated Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence (2008 – 2016)
San Antonio Scene Best Lawyers (2008 – 2016) – SA Monthly Magazine