Scott Daniel Smith

Scott Daniel Smith

  • Appeals & Appellate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law ...
  • District of Columbia, New York, Texas
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Biography

Scott D. Smith was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Mr. Smith is an experienced trial lawyer who has taken favorable verdicts for clients on both sides of the docket. He has experience in all phases of litigation in both state and federal courts, including resolving a broad variety of business and commercial disputes as well as FINRA arbitration proceedings and securities litigation. Mr. Smith has defended large and small public and private companies, their directors, officers, employees, and affiliates on a broad spectrum of securities enforcement actions, including regulatory and compliance matters. He has also successfully argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the New York State Appellate Divisions. Mr. Smith has represented a broad spectrum of clients, both as plaintiffs and defendants, in cases involving breach of contract, business torts, fraud, tortious interference with contract, theft of trade secrets, business disparagement, unfair competition, shareholder disputes, personal injury, real estate, employment, and probate matters. In addition to complex commercial and general civil litigation, Mr. Smith’s practice is also concentrated on matters related to legal ethics and professional responsibility, including malpractice and negligence actions, conflicts of interest, as well as addressing a broad range of risk management issues that law firms face in today’s ever changing market. Mr. Smith joined Henneman Rau LLP in January 2017.

Education
Boston University School of Law
LL.M. (2002) | Banking and Financial Law
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South Texas College of Law
J.D. (2001)
Activities: Member, South Texas Law Review
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University of Texas - Austin
B.A. (1997) | English
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Professional Associations
Houston Bar Association
Current
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Houston Trial Lawyer's Association
Current
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Texas Trial Lawyer's Association
Current
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American Bar Association
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
ID Number: 482463
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 4576310
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Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24011874
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Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Energy, Oil & Gas Law
    Utilities
    Legal Malpractice
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Securities Law
    Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
Additional Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Employment Litigation (Non-competes/Non-solicits/Trade secrets)
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • FINRA Arbitration
  • General Civil Litigation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Henneman Rau LLP
815 Walker St Ste 1440
Houston, TX 77002
Telephone: (713) 955-6030
Monday: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM (Today)
Friday: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed