joins Kelly Hart as an associate in the Public Law section of the firm, Austin office. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Smith served as a senior deputy to the Chief Counsel at the Health and Human Services Commission in Austin, where he managed an overhaul of the HHSC legal services system. Prior to his state service, Mr. Smith litigated for energy and transportation clients at Beck Redden LLP and Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Houston.
Mr. Smith received both his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. In law school, he worked as a teaching assistant in constitutional law for Professor Mitch Berman, and served as executive editor of the Texas Review of Law & Politics.