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Samuel M. Smith, Attorney at Law

Samuel M. Smith

My dad, James Smith worked here in Athens at TVCC for almost 30 years - from 1977 to 2006, including working as the Head of the English department. My family have always valued being honest with people and my Dad has a saying "everyone doesn't have to be good looking, but everyone can be polite". This phrase has always made me think of a deeper meaning - we should all try to be helpful, engaging and empathetic with people. These values stayed with me when getting into practicing Law.

I graduated Athens High School in 1988 and went on to get my Bachelor of Arts in history at SMU (Southern Methodist University). I then spent 8 years working in Austin and in Arlington at a tax attorney's office. I went back to law school in 2001. My 8 year break between school and those important values instilled in me by my dad had given me a sense of humility and made going back to school a different experience for me. I was also lucky to have some excellent professors from Harvard, Oxford and Yale. I worked extremely hard and graduated from Texas Wesleyan University with my law degree.

In 2005, with my dad's encouragement I returned to Athens to open my own Law practice to help local people.

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- Samuel Smith

Certified Member of the
Texas Criminal Defense
Lawyers Association
Certified Member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
College of the State Bar of Texas