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.

About Jay D. Smith

Austin Family Lawyer Jay D. Smith

Jay D. Smith began practicing law in 2004, and has devoted his practice exclusively to family law.

Jay graduated summa cum laude from Oklahoma State University in 2001, with a Bachelor’s Degree in English. He attended Baylor University School of Law from 2002 – 2004. Baylor is known for its superior trial training program, which has been called the “Marine Corps of law schools” by the Princeton Review, and was recently ranked as one of the six best law schools for litigation practice by U.S. News and World Report.

Among Jay’s achievements at Baylor was the award for best legal brief in the Dawson & Sodd Moot Court Competition, and recognition as one of the top 10 speakers out of more than 100 contestants in the school-wide competition.  Jay was inducted into the prestigious Order of the Barristers for these accomplishments.

Jay began his legal career in Dallas, Texas, working for a firm that specialized in commercial construction litigation. In 2005, Jay moved to the Austin area to work for Akins, Nowlin & Prewitt, LLP, where he began practicing family litigation.  Since that time, Jay has been involved in handling hundreds of family law matters. In August of 2009, Jay opened the doors to his own practice.

As a family law attorney, Jay believes that resolving cases amicably and without the need for court intervention is always preferable, but with plenty of courtroom experience, Jay is well-equipped to take a case to trial. See what some of our clients are saying about their experience with Jay D. Smith Law.

Professional Qualifications

  • Admitted to the Bar, 2004, Texas; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • Education: Oklahoma State University (B.A. English, 2001, summa cum laude, Phi Kappa Phi); Baylor University School of Law (J.D., 2004, Order of the Barristers)
  • Professional Memberships: State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section and Williamson County Bar Association.

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.

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Contact the Law Office of Jay D. Smith

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

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