State Bar of Texas President Laura Gibson has appointed Butler Snow attorney D. Todd Smith to the Executive Committee of the State Bar Board of Directors and reappointed him to the Building Planning Special Committee for 2022-2023. Smith has also been selected to chair the Board’s Administration Committee for the next bar year.
Smith was one of eight Board members chosen to serve on the Executive Committee, which oversees State Bar policy and elections. The Building Planning Special Committee was formed to consider uses and plans for the historic Bartholomew-Robinson Building, which the State Bar purchased in 2021. The Administration Committee oversees the State Bar’s operations, including litigation and contracts, personnel, facilities, and strategic planning.
Smith was elected in 2020 as a director representing Travis County and is serving the final year of his three-year term. His prior service to the State Bar includes working on the Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee, as a council member for the Appellate Section, and as editor-in-chief of the Appellate Advocate. He is a former president of the Austin Bar Association, where he also served as a director and as chair of the Civil Appellate and Solo/Small Firm sections. Smith is a past chair of the Austin Bar Foundation and a past director of the St. Mary’s Law Alumni Association.
Smith is a civil appellate specialist who works with trial teams from the earliest stages of litigation. He is a fellow of the Texas Bar College and life fellow of the Texas and Austin Bar Foundations. He is also the co-founder and co-host of the Texas Appellate Law Podcast, which shares insights and best practices through engaging conversations with top trial and appellate practitioners, judges, and court staff.