G. David Smith is a principal of the firm. David grew up in the panhandle town of Muleshoe, Texas. He attended college at Odessa College and the University of Texas at the Permian Basin in Odessa, Texas. While in college, David was a nationally ranked debater. After graduating with honors from UTPB, David pursued a law degree at Texas Tech University School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1983. David is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and has been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1990.
David has been selected as a Super Lawyer by Texas Super Lawyers six times and has earned that distinction recently in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
David is active in community functions and organizations. He is a past president of the Rockwall Bar Association and is a director of the Rockwall Bar Foundation. David serves on the board of directors of the Rockwall Housing Development Corporation, which provides affordable housing to income challenged families. He serves on the Board for the Rockwall Grace Clinic which serves the medical needs of uninsured residents of Rockwall. David is on the City of Rockwall Board of Review and has served as a committee member of the City of Rockwall Charter Review Commission.
David resides in Rockwall, Texas with his wife, Diane. They have four grown children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. They enjoy spending time with the family at their lake home in Athens, Texas.