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D. Todd Smith

D. Todd Smith is a civil appellate lawyer based in Austin, Texas and is the founder of Smith Law Group LLLP, one of the state's top appellate boutiques. He launched SLG in 2006 after nearly a decade with the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. (now Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP). Before joining Fulbright, Todd served a two-year clerkship with Texas Supreme Court Justice Raul A. Gonzalez.

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Laura P. Haley

Laura Haley joined Smith Law Group's Rio Grande Valley office in 2014. She began her legal career as a briefing attorney for Justice John S. Anderson of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston, after which she practiced for seven years with local commercial-litigation firms. Laura then spent six years as Senior Corporate Litigation Counsel for Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., where she tried cases, managed outside counsel, and advised the company about document retention, e-discovery, internal investigations, and corporate governance.

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Jeff Nobles

Jeff Nobles joined Smith Law Group and opened the firm's Houston office in 2017. He began his legal career as a briefing attorney for Justice James F. "Bud" Warren of the First Court of Appeals in Houston. After two years as a trial lawyer, he became a full-time appellate lawyer in 1989, and obtained certification as a Civil Appellate Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1991.

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Maitreya Tomlinson

Maitreya Tomlinson joined Smith Law Group's Austin office in 2012. Maitreya attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he earned a degree in English. Later, Maitreya attended Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the law review. After law school, Maitreya served as a law clerk to former Texas Supreme Court Justice David Medina.

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Julie Power Smith

Julie Power Smith joined Smith Law Group’s Austin office in 2009. As firm administrator, she manages human resources and handles operational functions.

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