Attorney Lisa C. Smith believes that many legal problems can be resolved by working out agreements, legal documents, and creative solutions for businesses and families. Her goal is to provide quality legal representation with personal service and respect.

Before opening her own law office, Lisa was an associate attorney for the AV-rated firm of David Van Os & Associates, representing labor unions throughout Texas. During that time, she assisted clients in contract negotiations, labor arbitration and litigation in state and federal court.

Additionally, she wrote appeals to the 5th and 10th Circuit Courts of Appeal, and she assisted Mr. Van Os with drafting two petitions for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court. She completed labor litigation training at the George Meany Center for Labor Studies in Silver Spring, MD.

Lisa was an apprentice to Austin-based labor arbitrator Isadore Helburn and completed labor arbitrator training with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service in Dayton, OH.

In 1999, she attended the Harvard Negotiation Institute, studying deal-making and problem- solving at Harvard Law School in Boston, MA. During that year, she also worked as an associate attorney with the firm of Durbin, Larimore and Bialick, an AV-rated litigation firm in Oklahoma City.
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In order to hone her skills in dispute resolution, Lisa studied negotiation, mediation and arbitration at Pepperdine Law School in Malibu, CA.

While in law school at the University of Oklahoma School of Law, Lisa served as an intern to U.S. District Judge Vickie Miles-LaGrange of the Western District of Oklahoma, and as an apprentice to the late Anne Holman Woolf, a labor arbitrator in Oklahoma. †

Before becoming an attorney, Lisa taught writing to college freshmen in Oklahoma City. She received a Master's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Oklahoma.

While working as a professional journalist in Norman, OK, she was senior staff writer for an alternative weekly newspaper and worked as a stringer for Reuters, covering the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City in 1995.

Lisa is a member of the San Antonio Bar Association, president of the SABA Elder Law Section (2009-2010), and member of the Bexar County Womenís Bar Association.† She is a former Vice Chair of the Women and Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and she is a member of other State Bar sections, including:† animal law, appellate law, labor & employment, and women & law.

Lisa was admitted to practice law in Oklahoma in 1999 and in Texas in 2001. She is licensed to practice in all state courts in Texas, the U.S. Southern District and the U.S. Western District Courts, the U. S. Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Your legal issues are important ó thatís why you deserve an attorney who offers you consideration and peace of mind. Call Lisa today at 210.863.7472.