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undefinedJarrod Smith

Born and raised in Texas, Jarrod Smith is an aggressive criminal defense and DWI attorney in San Antonio who is prepared to fight hard for his clients. With his law partner, Brad Vinson, Jarrod founded Smith & Vinson Law Firm with one main goal: To help accused citizens navigate the criminal justice system.

Jarrod studied criminal justice at the University of Houston as an undergraduate before attending South Texas College of Law in Houston. Jarrod was an excellent student at law school and graduated in the top 20% of his class. At South Texas College of Law, Jarrod was a member of the South Texas Law Review and founded the STCL Criminal Law Society. He also completed several mock trial and criminal trial advocacy courses and earned first place with Brad Vinson in the Garland Walker Mock Trial competition.

Jarrod’s criminal defense experience is extensive. He has previously served as an assistant district attorney at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and as an intern with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and Harris County Public Defender’s Office. He also served as a law clerk for the United States Attorney’s undefinedOffice. With these roles under his belt, Jarrod is prepared with extensive practical experience in both state and federal prosecution and defense.

Because he has experience as a prosecutor, Jarrod has tried numerous criminal cases before juries and understands the criminal justice system from both sides. He knows how the police and the government build a case against the accused and can use that knowledge to your advantage.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • DWI

Education

South Texas College of Law Houston, Doctor of Jurisprudence

  • Cum Laude
  • Graduated in the top 20% of my class
  • Garland Walker Mock Trial Champion
  • South Texas Law Review, Member
  • Assistant Editor-in-Chief, South Texas Law Review, Vol. 43
  • Langdell Scholar, Criminal Law & Evidence
  • South Texas Criminal Law Society, President & Co-Founder

Universityof Houston, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Pre-Law Society, Member
  • Student Government Association, Member

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Federal Court Western District of Texas

Professional Associations

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • College of the State Bar of Texas

Professional Experience

  • Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, Prosecutor
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Texas, Law Clerk, 2014
  • Harris County Public Defender’s Office, Legal Intern, 2013
  • Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Legal Intern, 2013

Awards & Recognitions

  • Avvo Rating of 10.0
  • TCDLA DWI Trial Warrior

Get in touch with Smith & Vinson Law Firm by calling (210) 960-9557 today.

Our Clients Are Our Biggest Endorsers
Hear What They Have to Say

  • 5 Stars in making me feel like a top priority!

    “Jarrod Smith of Smith and Vinson Law Firm provided me with the best service I could have possibly asked for. Having no background in law and finding myself in a situation that left me feeling extremely vulnerable, I felt quickly at ease in their care. They were very reasonable with my situation and helped work around my needs in providing me the most support and information on how to best handle my case. I'd recommend this firm to anyone seeking help with a traffic violation of any kind. I feel that if it weren't for them I would have been heavily misguided and probably would not have made it through the system with the best possible outcome for me. 5 Stars for their service, generosity, and in making me feel like a top priority!”

    Andrew

  • Exceptionally versed in the intricacies of Texas criminal law

    “Having never been exposed to the criminal system, hiring an attorney was daunting task. Attorney Brad Vinson was informative, professional yet sympathetic with his approach to my case. Mr. Vinson was open to opinion and ensured that all legal avenues were considered and addressed before presenting a course of action. Ultiamtely, Mr. Vinson was able to negotiate a reasonable settlement dispite many hoops and hurdles presented by the prosecuting county. I would highly recommend Smith and Vinson for representation in a criminal matter.”

    Michael

  • Professional representation at its best!

    “I am grateful for the representation both men have provided me and without hesitation, I would speak volumes of their service. Thank you so much!”

    Victor

  • 110% glad I chose Jarrod to represent and fight for me.

    “Pay them, be honest with them and communicate with them and they will fix your mistake. Plain and simple. Charged 1st DWI offense. Called in. Told them scenario. Worked with payment methods (very important) .I had numerous lawyers to choose from. 110% glad I chose Jarrod to represent and fight for me. Throughout whole process I had the utmost confidence in Mr. Smith and his work. the goal when we first met was to "get the DWI dismissed" and that is exactly what happened. mission accomplished. if you need a DWI removed call jarrod”

    Ronald D.

  • Awesome communication

    “They handle my case incredibly well and warned me on the possible negative outcomes, overall completely satisfied me through the whole process. ”

    Elmer Marqueiz

  • Top Attorney Avvo Rating 10.0
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating
  • Texas Bar College
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Avvo 5 Star Reviews
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award

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