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Butler Snow LLP announced that it has hired D. Todd Smith, a former solo practitioner and founder of the Smith Law Group who is experienced in appellate and trial work, to the firm’s appellate and written advocacy group in Austin, Texas.
Smith joins Butler Snow as an attorney after 25 years of representing clients in federal and state appellate court matters, and providing strategic analysis and support for briefings and dispositive motions for trial teams, the firm announced in a press release on Thursday. Smith founded his own practice in 2006, where he acted as lead counsel in all phases of appeals before the Texas Supreme Court and the Fifth Circuit.
Earlier this year, Smith decided to join Butler Snow in lieu of attempting to grow the Smith Law Group, he told Law360 on Monday. He said that his prior working and personal relationships with many of the senior attorneys at the firm, along with the chance to focus all of his efforts on representing his clients instead of splitting his time between clients and running a business, made the decision an easy one.
“The time just seemed right with where I was positioning myself in the market,” he said. “I was ready to make a change to allow me to devote more time to representing my clients as opposed to running my own law firm.”
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