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J. Baird Smith



Baird Smith joined the firm in 2013. His practice is focused primarily on civil litigation and estate planning. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants on a variety of matters, including insurance defense, personal injury, commercial and residential construction defects, premises liability, and general negligence. Baird is a member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel.

Baird has served as an intern for Justice Phil Johnson of the Supreme Court of Texas and has also interned at the Office of the Travis County District Attorney.

Baird received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. While in law school, he helped teach legal research and legal writing and was a member of the Texas International Law Journal. Baird received his Bachelors Degree from Baylor University with a major in History and a minor in Russian Language.

Prior to joining the firm, Baird was on staff with an international missions organization, with whom he served in Moscow, Russia.

In his free time, Baird enjoys cycling, trail running, and camping out with his wife and kids.


Civic & Professional

State Bar of Texas


  • State Bar of Texas, 2013


University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2013

  • Texas International Law Journal
  • Criminal Defense Clinic – Student Advocate
  • American Inns of Court (Lloyd Lochridge Inn)

Baylor University, B.A. in History and Russian Language, 2000


  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Phil Johnson, the Supreme Court of Texas

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