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
University of Houston, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
- Magna Cum Laude
- Pre-Law Society, Member
- Student Government Association, Member
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
Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney, 2015-2016
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Texas, Law Clerk, 2014
Harris County Public Defender’s Office, Legal Intern, 2013
Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Legal Intern, 2013
Jarrod Smith is a native Texan. He is an aggressive Central Texas DWI and criminal defense lawyer. He cares and fights hard for his clients. Jarrod, along with his law partner, Brad Vinson, founded Smith & Vinson Law Firm with the idea of helping accused citizens successfully navigate their way through the complicated criminal justice system.
Jarrod completed his undergraduate education at the University of Houston, majoring in criminal justice, and graduating with high honors. He went on to attend law school at South Texas College of Law Houston. Jarrod excelled academically, graduating in the top 20% of his law school class. In law school, he founded the STCL Criminal Law Society and was a member of the prestigious South Texas Law Review. Jarrod also excelled in the courtroom. He completed courses in criminal trial advocacy and mock trial, finishing 1st place, with Brad Vinson, in the Garland Walker Mock Trial competition.
Jarrod has considerable experience in the area of DWI and criminal law. He is a former assistant district attorney at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. Besides being a former prosecutor, he has interned with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and Harris County Public Defender’s Office. Also, Jarrod has experience on the federal side of the criminal justice system, as a former law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office. These experiences provide him with a variety of practical experience on both the state and federal, prosecution and defense side.
As a former prosecutor, Jarrod has tried cases in front of juries, ranging from DWI to theft to burglary of a motor vehicle. He has experience handling bond issues, motion to revoke, and motion to adjudicate hearings. As a prosecutor, he handled hundreds of cases. Jarrod has a unique insight into how the police and the government go into building a case against his clients. He can use this experience to help you fight your case.
With Smith & Vinson Law Firm, you are not just hiring a lawyer to handle your case, but a firm that will put you and your legal needs first.