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Board Certified in Oil, Gas Mineral Law

  • Mrs. Smith was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on October 25, 1962. She received her B.S. in Business Administration – Marketing from Louisiana State University in 1986, and her Juris Doctorate from the Law Center at Louisiana State University in 1989.  She is licensed to practice law in Louisiana, Texas, Ohio and North Dakota.

    Prior to joining Jones Gill, Mrs. Smith was engaged in private practice in San Antonio, with a primary focus on energy and real estate law with an emphasis on oil and gas title opinions.  Mrs. Smith has rendered title opinions covering Ohio and many areas of Texas, including the Barnett Shale, Permian Basin and Eagle Ford regions.  Her most recent work has focused on Original Drilling Title Opinions, Division Order Opinions and due diligence projects.  She also has over ten years of experience in worker’s compensation law, personal injury litigation and real estate transactions.

    Mrs. Smith is a member of the State Bar of Texas (Oil, Gas and Natural Resources Law and Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Sections), the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Ohio Bar Association, the North Dakota Bar Association, the Women’s Energy Network, and the American Association of Professional Landman, Houston Area Women Land Professionals, National Association of Professional Women.

  • Louisiana State University (B.A., 1986)
    LSU Law Center (J.D., 1989).

  • Licensure:

    • State Bar of Louisianna
    • State Bar of Ohio
    • State Bar of North Dakota
    • State Bar of Texas