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Jarrod 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 ​Office. 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.

Super Lawyers 2023 Super Lawyers 2022 Avvo 10.0 Rating

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • DWI


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
  • Harris County Public Defender’s Office, Law Clerk
  • Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Law Clerk

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.

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  • 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 by providing me with the most support
    - Andrew
  • 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
  • Throughout the 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.
    - Ronald D.
  • 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
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