Thomas H. Smith III was born and raised in Arlington, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 2002 with a degree in Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics. He then attended the University of Houston Law Center where he served as an Articles Editor for the Houston Journal of International Law.
Tom began working at Roger G. Jain & Associates as a clerk in February 2004. When he graduated from UH Law Center in 2005, he continued here as an attorney, where he has worked through today. He is a trial lawyer, whose insight, analysis, and attention to detail have helped the firm obtain its favorable results.
Tom has extensive experience not only as a litigator and trial lawyer, but also in contested divorces, complex probate proceedings, and intricate real estate and contract disputes. Tom has a keen eye for assessing a case from every angle, understanding the strategies that opposing counsel will take, and developing a case strategy unique to nuances of his clients’ cases. Tom understands the unique opportunity that mediation presents for a case, and works with his clients to achieve a favorable settlement when possible. When trial becomes necessary, Tom uses his acute understanding of the law and his articulate presentation skills to defend or pursue his client’s claims before a judge and jury and obtain favorable results for his clients.
Tom has assisted his clients with multiple contested divorces through mediation, temporary orders, and trial. Tom understands that divorce can be one of the most stressful and emotional events in a person’s life. Maintaining your composure and advocating for a fair division of property and a fair child custody/ visitation arrangement is key to reaching a resolution and obtaining closure for his clients.