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John E. Smith Attorney John E. Smith

Certified Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy Law

John E. Smith is a native of Houston. He was raised on the near east side of Houston in below middle class circumstances. He is familiar with the pressures of financial problems and their toll on the individual and family. He attended HISD schools and graduated from Furr High School in Houston. He was able to attend Baylor University and Baylor Law School through academic scholarships and financial aid. John attempts to practice law with the compassion for financial hardships he learned in these early years. Attorney Smith is certified in matters regarding Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, and Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Academic Credentials

  • B.A.- Baylor University- Graduated Cum Laude
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence- Baylor University, School of Law
  • Certified as a Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy Law- Texas Board of Legal Specialization- 1989

Bar Admissions

  • State of Texas
  • Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals


John is a member and three-term past president of the Houston Association of Debtor Attorneys. He is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. He is also a Master and previous co-chair of the Membership Committee of the Moeller/Foltz Inns of Court, an educational and social organization for top attorneys in the field of bankruptcy law.

Committees in the Southern District of Texas

  • Chapter 13 Procedures
  • Home Mortgage Pass-Through procedures
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Advisory Committee
  • Local Rules Committee

In 2002, he coached a University of Houston team to a second place finish in the Conrad Duberstein Moot Court competition in New York.

John has been a speaker at the following seminars:

  • 2002 South Texas College of Law Bankruptcy Seminar
  • 2003 State Bar of Texas Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy
  • 2005 University of Texas Consumer Bankruptcy Seminar
  • 2007 HBA Bankruptcy Seminar on the topic of Chapter 12
  • 2009 National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Various local bar association seminars annually

Additional Information:

He published the paper “Looking for Expenses in All the Wrong Places - A Debtor Attorney’s perspective on 707b” for the 2003 Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Seminar.

In 2002, he coached a University of Houston team to a second place finish in the Conrad Duberstein Moot Court competition in New York.

Get in touch with John E. Smith today by calling (281) 954-3161.

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