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Robert R. Smith 
Dallas, Texas
phone 877-516-0277
214-504-1133
fax 214-237-0901
email Email Me

Robert R. Smith is one of the four founders of the firm. Mr. Smith has honed his legal skills throughout more than 30 years of prosecuting and defending all types of criminal cases. He has consistently been rated by his peers as a Texas "Super Lawyer" in white collar defense.

A 1975 graduate of Southern Methodist University School of Law, Mr. Smith was a prosecutor for 12 years before entering private practice. He served six years as an Assistant District Attorney in Dallas County under the legendary Henry Wade, followed by six years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Texas. As a prosecutor, he handled numerous high-profile and complex, multi-defendant cases.

As a defense attorney, Mr. Smith has defended all types of fraud, money laundering, tax, securities, bankruptcy, and other white collar crime cases throughout the country. He has also represented numerous professionals, including attorneys, physicians, and business executives in agency investigations, grand jury investigations and trials. He frequently represents businesses, professional organizations, and individuals under government scrutiny by various state and federal agencies.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas, and Master of the William M. MAC Taylor American Inn of Court. He has served on Merit Selection Committees for two United States Magistrate Judge positions as well as for the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Texas. He serves on the United States District Court Criminal Justice Act Panel Oversight Committee and represents the District at the national level.

White Collar Crime
Federal Criminal Defense

Areas of Practice:
White Collar Defense
Criminal Law
Litigation Percentage:
95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
U.S. Supreme Court
Education:
Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas, 1975


Colorado College, 1972
B.A.


Classes/Seminars Taught:
Instructor, U.S. Attorney General's Advocacy Institute


Speaker, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Seminar, Federal Practice


Honors and Awards:
Texas "Super Lawyer", White Collar Defense, 2003 - 2006


Fellow, College of the State Bar of Texas


Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association
Member


National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member


Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member


Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member


State Bar of Texas
Member


Dallas Bar Association
Member


Federal Bar Association
Member


William M. "MAC" Taylor American Inn of Court
Master


Northern District of Texas, Merit Selection Committee
Federal Public Defender


Northern District of Texas, Merit Selection Committees (2)
United States Magistrate Judge


United States District Court Criminal Justice Act Panel Oversight Committee
Member


Past Employment Positions:
Dallas County District Attorney's Office, Felony Chief Court Prosecutor, 1975 - 1981


Northern District of Texas, Assistant United States Attorney, 1981 - 1987


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