CRAIG SMITH

Associate

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Municipal Law
  • Criminal Prosecution
  • Economic Development
  • Land Use

PRACTICE DESCRIPTION

Craig’s background in national and international business development coupled with over five years of municipal law development, implementation, and enforcement gives him an acute perspective when tackling complex legal issues. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a senior budget analyst for the City of Dallas where he worked on various projects spanning from animal services, code compliance and consumer protections to housing and municipal court services. Before joining the City of Dallas, Craig was the president of an importation company in Santiago, Chile where he worked to provide sporting goods to children without economic means.

EDUCATION

UNT Dallas College of Law, JD
Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business, BBA Finance

LICENSURE

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Real Estate Commission

AFFILIATIONS

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association, Law and Technology
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

PERSONAL

Craig was born and raised in Dallas where his parents brought the first delivery pizza with Leonardo D’Munchies in the 1970’s and founded Dallas Pest Control to help other restaurateurs combat the extremely invasive American and German Brown cockroach. Craig’s family’s entrepreneurial background forged a strong work ethic, focusing on scholastics as well as athletics. Craig has had the opportunity to participate in highly competitive sports leagues bringing him to play soccer at the Crystal Palace in London, England, as well as baseball in the International Baseball League of Santiago, Chile.