Joshua S. Smith
Joshua pursues excellence in everything he does, including vigorously advocating for his clients. After clerking two years for the Supreme Court of Texas, he has first-hand knowledge of cutting-edge legal issues, the Texas appellate system, and the skills needed to persuade judges and courts.
Joshua thrives on a challenge. His strong work ethic, attention to detail, and ability to communicate complex ideas in a straightforward manner well equip him to make convincing arguments. In law school, his hard work resulted in the highest GPA in his school’s history. And now as he practices law, he is committed to employing the same skills and dedication on behalf of his clients.
Professional Activities and Memberships
Austin Bar Association
Houston Bar Association, Appellate Section
Houston Young Lawyers Association
- Beck Redden Selected to the National Law Journal’s 2020 Appellate Hot List
- Victory on Appeal for ExxonMobil
Publications and Presentations
Drafted and organized parts of workbook, Unlocking Estates in Land and Future Interests (West 2014) – Graduate Assistant for Property Professor.
J.D., Regent University School of Law, summa cum laude, 2014
- Outstanding Graduate Award
- Regent University Law Review, Managing Editor
- Best Brief in 2013 Richmond Regional, National Moot Court Competition
- Winner – 2012 Regent 1L Moot Court Competition
B.A., Thomas Edison State University, Economics, 2011
- Arnold Fletcher Award
State Bar of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas