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Tomlinson Joins Third Court of Appeals Pro Bono Committee

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Maitreya Tomlinson of Smith Law Group LLLP has become a member of the Third Court of Appeals Pro Bono Committee. Through the committee’s efforts, the Third Court’s Pro Bono Program screens potential pro bono cases and finds volunteer attorneys to provide appellate legal services. Tomlinson joins a distinguished group of local appellate lawyers that helps… Continue Reading

Maitreya Tomlinson Honored by Texas Bar Foundation

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Maitreya Tomlinson with Smith Law Group LLLP has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout the state of Texas. Election is a mark of distinction and recognition… Continue Reading

Thirteenth Court of Appeals Reverses Summary Judgment in Trucking Case

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The Thirteenth Court of Appeals recently reversed a summary judgment favoring a defendant logging company and a defendant premises owner. Smith Law Group represented Tara Hoke, the plaintiff. The case was transferred from the Ninth Court of Appeals to the Thirteenth Court pursuant to a Texas Supreme Court docket-equalization order. Hoke was catastrophically injured when… Continue Reading

Eighth Court of Appeals Grants Mandamus for Attorney Subjected to Bench Warrant

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The Eighth Court of Appeals conditionally granted mandamus to an attorney subjected to a bench warrant for failing to appear at a show-cause hearing. Relator Mario Alonzo Cisneros was trial counsel in an underlying matter in El Paso, Texas. In lieu of the parties agreeing upon a docket control order, the trial court sent notice… Continue Reading

Smith and Voss Listed as 2015 Texas Super Lawyers in Appellate Law

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Smith Law Group LLLP is pleased to announce that firm partners D. Todd Smith and Brandy Wingate Voss have been included on the 2015 Texas Super Lawyers list in the area of appellate law. Smith and Voss—both certified in civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization—are former Texas Supreme Court clerks who began their… Continue Reading

Smith Law Group Wins New Trial for Client

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Laura P. Haley, Smith Law Group’s newest member, recently obtained a new trial after entry of a no-answer default judgment. On April 1, 2015, the trial court granted the motion for new trial, reversing the judgment rendered on February 10, 2015. The trial court held the defendant met the Craddock v. Sunshine Bus Lines elements, entitling her… Continue Reading

Smith Law Group Secures Registration for Appeals+®

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Smith Law Group, P.C. has obtained service mark registration for Appeals+® from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. “Like our website URL (www.appealsplus.com), this mark describes our practice in a very easy-to-remember way,” said D. Todd Smith, the firm’s founder and managing shareholder. “Although we focus on civil appeals, we often help trial lawyers with legal issues… Continue Reading

Voss Secures Acquittal on Appeal for Former Public Officials

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Brandy Wingate Voss recently secured two victories in criminal appeals brought on behalf of two former public officials challenging their convictions. First, after a long-fought battle, Voss successfully ended years of litigation between the State of Texas and a former Harlingen city commissioner. In Marra v. State, 399 S.W.3d 664 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 2013, no… Continue Reading

Firm, Attorneys Featured in 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition

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Smith Law Group, P.C. and two of its attorneys, D. Todd Smith and Brandy Wingate Voss, have been featured in the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition magazine. Super Lawyers Business Edition, a Thomson Reuters publication, is an annual resource that serves as the go-to guide for general counsel and executives in charge of making legal… Continue Reading

Smith and Voss Selected to 2014 Super Lawyers List

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Two attorneys with Smith Law Group, P.C. have been selected to Thomson Reuters’ 2014 Texas Super Lawyers list in the area of appellate law. The list will be published in the October 2014 issue of Texas Monthly. One honoree is D. Todd Smith, the firm’s founder and managing shareholder, who practices from its principal office in Austin. The other… Continue Reading

Voss Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers–Rising Stars 2014

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Smith Law Group, P.C.’s Brandy Wingate Voss has been named to the Texas Rising Stars list for 2014. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. The selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service… Continue Reading

Julie Smith Nominated for ALA Quest Award

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The Austin Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators has nominated Smith Law Group’s Julie Power Smith for the 2014 Quest Award. This award recognizes a new member who is involved in a number of Association activities and demonstrates conviction, dedication, and relentless pursuit of personal and professional excellence. The winner will be announced at the… Continue Reading