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Dwayne W. Smith

Dwayne is the firm’s managing partner. He regularly guides his clients through the most difficult time in their lives, whether that involves a divorce, the possibility of losing custody of their children, or other family-related issues. While he prepares each case for trial, he is mindful that not every dispute needs to be resolved in the courthouse.

Dwayne received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas, and he is a graduate of The University of Texas School of Law. He was a staff editor on The Review of Litigation and graduated as a member of the Order of Barristers. After law school, and while practicing with a large law firm in Austin, Dwayne served as an adjunct faculty member in the advocacy program at The University of Texas School of Law. He regularly is asked to write and make presentations to lawyers’ associations on family-law issues. He is a proud Eagle Scout.

Dwayne and his wife Mary have three young children. When not practicing law or spending time with his family, Dwayne supports his community by serving on the board of directors of CASA of Tarrant County, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and the Arlington Youth Symphony.

Education

The University of Texas, B.A. 2005
The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. 2008
The Review of Litigation, Staff Editor
Member of the Order of Barristers

Affiliations and Honors

Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout, 1999
Named as the Outstanding Young Lawyer of 2016 by the Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
The University of Texas School of Law, Adjunct Professor 2008-2010
Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, 2017 and 2018
Top Attorney, Family Law, by Fort Worth Magazine, 2013-2018
Top Attorney, 360 West Magazine, 2017
Leadership SBOT program, which identifies and trains future State-Bar leaders, 2016
Texas Bar Journal, Board of Editors, 2017-2018
Texas Bar College, 2015 and 2016
Texas Pro Bono College, 2016
Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
Tarrant County Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, Associate; Membership Committee 2012-2013
Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Texas Bar Association

Community Service

Tarrant County Bar Association, Board of Directors 2015-2016
Court Appointed Special Advocates (“CASA”) of Tarrant County, Board of Directors, 2017-present
Tarrant County Bar Association, volunteer attorney-services mentor for family-law cases
Best Buddies, 2003-2008
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Executive Committee
Member, Member of Board of Directors, and Co-Chairman of The Notables 2012-present
Arlington Youth Symphony, Board of Directors 2015-2017
Committee Member, Tarrant County Bar Association
People’s Law School, 2011-2012

Admissions

State Bar of Texas, 2008
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2010
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2014
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2015

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