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Mac Smith

 About Mac

Mac was born and raised in Parker County, Texas and has practiced law in Weatherford and Parker County for more than 40 years. Early in his career Mac was elected and served three terms as the Parker County District Attorney. After leaving office, he entered private practice where he has gained a reputation throughout the State of Texas for his excellence in handling complicated, high-profile criminal and civil cases, and his dedication to fighting for the rights of his clients. He is a respected litigator/trial attorney, whose courtroom experience in high-profile trials brings proven results.

He and his wife, Janice Smith, a retired high school teacher for Weatherford ISD, have two daughters, two grandsons, and two granddaughters.

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas (J.D., 1973)
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas (B.B.A., 1970)
  • Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas

Honors and Awards

  • Sustaining Life Fellow Texas Bar Foundation
  • Lifetime Charter Member and named one of the Best Attorneys of America by Rue Ratings (2016)
  • Named one of the “10 Best” Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Criminal Attorneys (2014- 2016)
  • Named Texas Top Rated Lawyers (2014- 2016)
  • Named one of the Best Law Firms in the nation in the 2014, 2015 & 2016 editions of the U.S. News - Best Lawyers for Vick, Carney & Smith
  • Featured as one of the “100 Parker County People You Should Meet Before You Die” in Parker County Today’s January 1, 2014, edition

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Member and Past Member of Grievance Committee
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Texas District and County Attorneys Association
    • VP (1985-1986) and Treasurer (1984-1985)
  • Parker County Bar Association
    • Member and Past President (1973-1974)
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Weatherford Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • East Parker County Chamber of Commerce, Member

Practice History

  • Parker County, Texas, Assistant County Attorney (1974-1975)
  • Weatherford, Texas, City Attorney (1974-1976)
  • Parker County, Texas, District Attorney (1977-1986)
  • Private practice in Weatherford, Texas (1986-present)

Previous Practice Names

  • Mac Smith Attorney
  • Vick, Carney & Smith, LLP