Austin attorney D. Todd Smith, founder of the civil appellate boutique Smith Law Group, P.C., has been selected to Thomson Reuters’ 2013 Texas Super Lawyers list, to be published in the forthcoming issue of Texas Monthly.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The list is compiled annually by following a patented multi-phase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. Fewer than five percent of all Texas lawyers are named to the list each year.

“It is gratifying to know that my peers hold my work in such high regard,” said Smith, who is certified as a specialist in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

In addition to handling appeals, Smith advises other lawyers on legal and strategic issues at all phases of litigation. By getting involved early, Smith helps shape the legal theories to the case and frequently becomes a valued member of the trial team.

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