Background

The majority of Brian Smith’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and appeals, representing publically traded companies, as well as locally owned businesses, including banks, financial firms and petroleum exploration companies.  Brian also serves as counsel for several closely-held businesses across the state of Texas, advising them on compliance with local, state and federal law on various matters, such as licensing and choice of entity.

Awards & Recognitions

Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral law

Recognized as a Top Attorney in Oil and Gas by Fort Worth Magazine from 2013 through 2016

Areas of Practice

Real Estate

Energy/Oil & Gas

Civil Litigation

Real Estate Litigation

Real Estate Transactions

Appeals

Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights

Associations & Memberships

Texas Bar Association

– Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section

Tarrant County Bar Association

– Energy Section

– Real Estate Section

– Business Litigation Section

Texas Young Lawyers Association

American Bar Association

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Education

JD Texas Wesleyan School of Law, Summa Cum Laude (2011), Managing Editor Texas Wesleyan Law Review

B.A. Texas Christian University (2004)

Bar/Court Admissions

  • Texas Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
6/26/17

Whitaker Chalk Welcomes Brian J. Smith to the Firm

Whitaker Chalk proudly welcomes Brian J. Smith to the firm as an Associate.  Brian is Board Certified in Oil, Gas...