Third Court of Appeals
Justice Edward Smith is a native Texan who was born in Dallas, raised in Fort Worth, and went to college at Texas A&M University in College Station. After finishing law school at Texas Wesleyan School of Law (now known as Texas A&M School of Law), Justice Smith headed west to practice law in California and settled in San Francisco. After a few years, Justice Smith left San Francisco for Santiago, Chile before eventually settling in Austin, Texas.
Before his election to the Third Court of Appeals, Place 2, in November 2018, Justice Smith was in private practice mainly representing injured workers and their families in litigation and probate matters.
Outside of work, Justice Smith enjoys spending time with his wife and their three children, in addition to playing banjo, piano, and baseball for the East Austin Jardineros Baseball Club. Justice Smith is also actively involved with University United Methodist Church.