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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

  • Outstanding Lawyer

    “He is well versed in evidence and criminal law nuances, skills which allow him to level the playing field for his clients and make certain they get a fair chance at justice.”

    Matt

  • Second to NONE

    “I would love to add my thanks and heart felt appreciation for the help that your law firm provided me. Before I met you guys my situation looked very bleak and quite honestly your dedication to my case really carried over this past year and the reward was not only one felony dismissal but two. Thank you from the Ramirez family, I will always be great full and you guys have earned a spot in my family. For anyone reading, this firm is second to NONE, they know what there talking about and do exactly what they promise to do. Very professional, on time and and educate you along the whole process. I had alot to lose and you guys gave it all back to me and finally represented what true Justice is here in America. God bless you both and God bless your firm”

    Manuel R.

  • 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

  • He's a real lawyer!

    “A civil issue arose in Austin with a family member. We sought the advice of a well named Austin attorney. This unnamed attorney provided egregious legal advice. In court, a lifetime civil injunction was ruled by the judge on this non-criminal civil issue. Once learning of this judgement we immediately started looking for another attorney and found Brad Vinson, with Smith and Vinson. Simply put, Brad had this entire debacle reversed and a new judgement set for what is customarily ruled in similar cases. It didn't take long either. I only wish we had called Brad first. He's a real lawyer!”

    David

  • 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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