Justin Aaron Smith of Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry was born in Bell County, Texas. He attended University of North Texas and graduated in 2007 with his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Cum Laude). This education prepared him with skills in comparative politics, conflict resolution and communication. He then attended Baylor University School of Law, graduating in 2010 with his Juris Doctorate (Cum Laude). During his time in law school, he was heavily involved with Baylor's mock trial advocacy program and also served as the Associate Editor for the Baylor Law Review.
While Mr. Smith was attending law school, he participated in an internship with Chief Judge Walter Smith of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas as well as worked closely with Judge Martin Hoffman of the 68th District Court of Texas. After completed his second year of law school, he was a clerk for Sommerman & Quesada. During his time here, he won a $3.2 million default judgment for the family of a Dallas firefighter who was killed in an accident by a drunk driver.
Upon graduation from law school, he spent half of a year working as a solo attorney, frequently joining with attorneys across Texas. He handled many different types of complex litigation issues. In February 2011, he joined the team at Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry where he now practices catastrophic personal injury law. Mr. Smith was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2010.
When he is not working, Justin enjoys reading, sports and playing his guitar.
- Juris Doctor, cum laude, Baylor University 2010
- Bachelor of Political Science, cum laude, University of North Texas 2007
- State Bar of Texas
- American Association for Justice
Discovering Search Strategies: In re Exxon and the Texas Work Product Doctrine, Baylor Law Review, Winter 2010/2011.