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Stephen Smith

Senior Attorney


Office: Dallas
Phone: 214.712.9519
Fax: 214.712.9540
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Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith’s Texas roots go deep. Born in Wichita Falls, he was raised in Dallas and graduated from Rice University in Houston and the University of Texas School of Law in Austin. He returned to Dallas and began practicing Insurance Law over 30 years ago. His diverse clients include Personal Lines as well as Commercial coverages, which he assists in a wide variety of issued from simple property and casualty claims to more complex coverage and litigation issues. He has tried numerous cases in district court and other courts, and has assisted insurance clients in coverage, regulatory, and claim matters. He also teaches courses for insurance professionals, and has taught continuing legal education seminars for attorneys. He is past chair of the Property Insurance Committee of the Insurance Section of the State Bar of Texas. He holds an “AV-Preeminent” ranking from Martindale-Hubble, their highest rating, and in 2016 was selected by the Dallas Morning News as one of Dallas’ Top Rated Lawyers. He is actively involved with his daughter’s school and theater pursuits and, when not with her, is active in his church and other community activities.

 

Admitted

Texas, 1986
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas

 

Education

J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1986
B.A., Rice University, 1983

 

Affiliations

Dallas Bar Association


Presentations

Appraisals, 26th Annual Insurance Symposium, April 2019

Coverage for Punitive Damages, 25th Annual Insurance Symposium, April 2018