Daniel Smith,

Principal | General Counsel

Daniel R. Smith helps clients resolve their legal disputes through aggressive negotiations, arguing before administrative bodies and courts, and trying lawsuits. He has published numerous articles on property tax in Texas, and he is a frequent speaker at property tax conferences, including those held by the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT) and the Council on State Taxation (COST). Daniel currently serves as vice-chair of the Property Tax Committee for the Tax Section of the State Bar of Texas.

Before joining the firm in 2015, Daniel practiced as a business litigation partner at Brown McCarroll, LLP, and later Husch Blackwell, LLP, primarily in the healthcare and real estate development industries. He has extensive experience representing long-term acute care hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, skilled nursing facilities, senior living facilities, and physician practice groups in their business disputes. He also has extensive experience helping companies resolve partnership disputes, employment-related issues, construction defect claims, and intellectual property matters. He has represented clients across Texas in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. With his broad experience, Daniel offers a unique perspective on solving our clients’ property tax problems. When our clients need help at the courthouse or want answers to pressing legal issues, he answers the call.

Daniel earned his B.A. with high honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996 and his J.D. with honors in 1999 from Texas Tech University, where he was a member of the Law Review. His peers have repeatedly recognized him as a “Rising Star” and “Super Lawyer” in business litigation, and he is also a fellow with the Texas Bar Foundation. Daniel was born and raised in Midland, Texas.