Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith

Orange, Texas

Chris Smith grew up in Orange, Texas, as the son of a trial lawyer who represented people injured by the negligence of others.  He learned at an early age that skilled representation in the courtroom is the difference in achieving justice for individuals and families harmed by careless drivers, medical mistakes, construction accidents, dangerous products, insurance bad faith, and other wrongful acts.

Chris also understood at an early age the importance of both education and community service. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America, earning the rank of Eagle Scout in 1987. He was a member of the United States Contingent to the World Scout Jamboree in Australia and New Zealand in 1987-88. Chris traveled extensively and developed a world perspective from studying abroad. His travels have taken him to the countries of Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Germany, France, Great Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, and Czechoslovakia. 

While in high school, Chris was active in a variety of extra curricular activities and graduated with honors. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy at Baylor University, he earned another Bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Texas at Austin. At the University of Texas, he was sports editor of the Daily Texan, one of the top college daily newspapers in America and one of the nation's largest with readership over 50,000. Chris ended his tenure at the Daily Texan as Associate Managing Editor, a position in which he supervised a 50+ person staff.  After admission to Texas Tech University School of Law, Chris chose classes emphasizing litigation, torts, and consumer protection.  He clerked for Gerald Eddins & Associates in Port Arthur and also at Mehaffy & Weber’s Houston office, graduated from law school and became licensed to practice law in the State of Texas in 1997.

Chris has spent his entire legal career in Southeast Texas pursuing justice for those injured or killed by the negligence or misconduct of others.  Chris strives to ensure that victims can obtain justice through the legal system, even when taking on the most powerful interests.  He believes in safeguarding victim’s rights, the right to trial by jury, and protecting the civil justice system in America.

Chris Smith is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a designation achieved by only 2% of attorneys in Texas.  He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates (life member), Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, College of the State Bar of Texas, and has been named as a Super Lawyers Rising Star three times by Texas Monthly.

Chris's wife Stacey is the Activities Director for Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School and they have a daughter and a son.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law , Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • Supreme Court of Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Licensed by Supreme Court of Texas