About Jay D. Smith

Austin Family Lawyer Jay D. Smith
Jay D. Smith is a Board Certified Family Law attorney.  He began practicing law in 2004 and has exclusively handled family law cases since 2005.

As a family law attorney, Jay believes resolving cases at the negotiating table is almost always preferable to litigation, but, with years of trial experience, he is well prepared to effectively advocate for his clients in the courtroom.

See what some of our clients are saying about their experience with the Law Office of Jay D. Smith or contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation.

Professional Qualifications

Bar Admissions and Certifications:

  • Board Certified – Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Admitted to the Bar, 2004, Texas; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas


  • Baylor University School of Law (J.D., 2004, Order of the Barristers)
  • Oklahoma State University (B.A. English, 2001, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

Professional Memberships:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Family Law Section
  • Williamson County Bar Association


Our Commitment to Clients



Frequent and clear attorney-client communication. We believe it’s vital for the client to remain informed about the status of their case from beginning to end.  We will always respond to your phone calls, emails, and questions in a timely manner.


Strategic Planning

We will work to develop the most effective strategy for your case to minimize the cost to you and maximize your results.

Understanding The Process

We will take the time to make sure that you clearly understand the legal process and each development in your case.

Our Philosophy

Our Unique Approach to Family Law

At the Law Office of Jay D. Smith, we want to dispel the myth that there’s no such thing as a good lawyer, and exceed your expectations with our approach to your family law matter. See how we exceed our clients’ expectations by reading some of their testimonials.

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Environmental Stewardship

The law profession isn’t always kind to the environment. Law firms devour mountains of paper, and their computers, printers and copiers consume massive amounts of energy.

At the Law Office of Jay D. Smith, we’re doing our part to protect the environment and preserve valuable natural resources. We turn off our electronics at the end of the day, and we employ a nearly “paperless” system by scanning rather than copying documents, receiving faxes electronically, and editing documents online instead of re-printing multiple drafts. We also offer our clients the option of receiving all correspondence from our office via email. The by-product isn’t just a better environment: it reduces the cost of doing business & saves money for our clients.

Eco-friendly Austin Family Lawyer

Contact the Law Office of Jay D. Smith

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our family law attorney.