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Our Practice

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Practice Areas

  • Products Liability
  • Complex Litigation
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Mass Tort Drug Litigation Defense
  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Banking  


Our Approach

At Smith & Smith, we are dedicated to understanding what results you want and to helping you understand what actions we can take on your behalf. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices you are making and feel empowered to make them.

A Team in Your Corner

Every day,  our legal team works together  towards your success. This means that no matter who you go with in our firm, the expertise of the whole team weighs in on your case. 

Legacy of Success

Our Attorneys have been working together for 25 years and are seasoned attorneys, each  with  33 years of experience with a proven track record of success. We use that experience to help you down a path to the results you deserve. We care about your success. Schedule your  consultation today.

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Our Team

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MARY HUNNELL SMITH

Mary Smith has devoted her career to legal matters pertaining to health care, pharmaceautical products, medical devices, product liability, and complex litigation.  Among other activities, Ms. Smith has performed the following functions:  

- National coordinating counsel for major insurers and university system with responsibility for litigation management of thousands of pharmaceutical claims.

- Trial counsel for mass tort litigation in Texas and various MDLs related to breast implants, Norplant, diet drugs (fen-phen), Rezulin, Propulsid, Baycol, Serzone, Celebrex, thimerosal, OxyContin, dexamethasone, Risperdal, Vioxx, Zyprexa, and hormone replacement therapy.

- Contract negotiations, and preparation of agreements between universities, insurers and various pharmaceutical companies.  Also, composed contracts for a major hospital system and managed contract disputes involving physician practice groups.

- Representation of clinical investigators, physician advisory board members, and CROs in depositions and document production related to drug litigation.

- Appointed to the institutional review boards of Twelve Oaks Hospital and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

- Tried Texas medical malpractice cases to verdict.
Legal Experience: Thirty-Three years of experience in health law, pharmaceutical, medical device and  malpractice litigation.  

Education:  

     South Texas College of Law Houston, Texas - J.D., December 1984  
     Texas A & M University  College Station, Texas - B.A., 1982 

 
Related Work  Experience:  
1995 - Present                       Smith & Smith, Attorneys at Law-- Partner  

1993 - 1995                               Hilburn, Shores & Sherer, L.L.P. -- Partner  
 1988 - 1993   Dunn, Kacal, Adams, Pappas & Law, P.C. -- Health. Section  
 1985 - 1988      Harris County Hospital District -- Counsel for hospitals & clinics 

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STEVEN McCONNELL SMITH

 Steve Smith concentrates his practice  in business law and real estate litigation. He has worked as an attorney representing some of Houston's largest banks and real estate companies. and some of Houston's most successful private hard asset based lenders. Mr. Smith has multi-state real estate experience and is familiar with what it takes to close the deal. He has represented large mortgage companies and has developed a thorough legal knowledge of all real estate transactions and real estate litigation. Mr. Smith uses the latest technology and knows how to hit the books for your case.  He uses his  that technology and his experience to manage his trial and commercial docket and to provide consulting services to his clients. Prior to beginning his legal career he worked in commercial real estate as a licensed real estate broker. He owns a commercial mortgage company called Point Mortgage in Houston, Texas..  Mr.  Smith has combined his legal knowledge with the business opportunities afforded the real estate community by creating point of sale ancillary services for the real estate industry. He has lectured on mortgage lending, RESPA, and changes in the real estate industry.


Legal Experience: General practice representing individuals and small businesses. Extensive legal practice in all phases of general business transactions and general business litigation, including construction, condemnation, real estate development, compliance with banking regulations, contracts, indemnification, easements, foreclosures, preparation and negotiation of commercial loan documents for major lending institutions and borrowers, conveyancing, mechanics’ liens, environmental compliance, multi-state transactions, leasing, property management, franchises and management contracts, corporate formation, and dissolution of corporations and partnerships, collections and trade secret protection.  

Education:  

     South Texas College of Law Houston, Texas - J.D., December 1984  
     University of Texas at Austin, B.A. English, Honors  1980  

Related Work  Experience:  

     1995 - Present       Smith & Smith, Attorneys at Law -- Partner  
     1993 - 1995              Law Offices of Steven M. Smith -- Partner  
     1988 - 1993               Liddell, Sapp, Zivley, Hill & Laboon, L.L.P.  
     1983 - 1988          Reynolds Shannon Miller Blinn White & Cook 

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DOLORES WOODRUFF

As our paralegal and office manager, Dolores  will work directly with you to get you in contact with the services that you need.