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Austin Smith focuses his practice on litigation and dispute resolution. Austin has experience in handling a wide variety of matters in state and federal court, involving complex commercial and business disputes, fraud, and criminal matters including white collar.

Recognized as a “Recommended Litigation Firm” in Texas in Benchmark: Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Firms and Attorneys

Received a national first-tier ranking for Commercial Litigation in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2019

Member, William “Mac” Taylor American Inn of Court

Prior Employment

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Amos L. Mazzant, III, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2017-2018
  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Jane J. Boyle, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2014

Honors & Affiliations


  • Member, William “Mac” Taylor American Inn of Court, 2017-present
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Education & Admissions


  • J.D., 2016, magna cum laude, Texas Tech University School of Law; Articles Editor, Texas Tech Law Review; Top Grade Award in Civil Procedure; Distinction Award in Contracts and Legal Practice I & II; Board of Barristers Competitions: Negotiations, Mock Trial, and Moot Court; President, Phi Delta Phi, 2015-2016; Legal Research Assistant, Professor Dustin B. Benham, 2015-2016
  • B.S., 2011, University of Kansas


  • Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., W. Dist. Texas