Dwayne W. Smith

Attorney at Law

Dwayne received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas, and he is a graduate of The University of Texas School of Law. He was a staff editor on The Review of Litigation and graduated as a member of the Order of Barristers. After law school, and while practicing with a large law firm in Austin, Dwayne served as an adjunct faculty member in the advocacy program at The University of Texas School of Law. Dwayne is regularly asked to write and make presentations to lawyers’ associations on family-law issues, and he is a proud Eagle Scout.

About Dwayne

Dwayne regularly guides his clients through the most difficult time in their lives, whether that involves a divorce, the possibility of losing custody of their children, or other family-related issues. While he prepares each case for trial, he is mindful that not every dispute needs to be resolved in the courthouse. Dwayne and his wife Mary have three young children. When not practicing law or spending time with his family, Dwayne supports his community by serving on the board of directors of CASA of Tarrant County and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

Practice Areas

Family Law


The University of Texas, B.A. 2005
The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. 2008
The Review of Litigation, Staff Editor
Member of the Order of Barristers


State Bar of Texas, 2008
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2010
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2014
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2015

Affiliations & Honors

Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout, 1999; Named as the Outstanding Young Lawyer of 2016 by the Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association; The University of Texas School of Law, Adjunct Professor 2008-2010; Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, 2018-2020; Rising Star by Thomson Reuters, 2017 and 2018; Top Attorney, Family Law, by Fort Worth Magazine, 2013-2018; Top Attorney, 360 West Magazine, 2017; Leadership SBOT program, which identifies and trains future State-Bar leaders, 2016; Texas Bar Journal, Board of Editors, 2017-2018; Texas Bar College, 2015 and 2016; Texas Pro Bono College, 2016; Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow; Tarrant County Bar Foundation, Life Fellow; Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, Associate; Membership Committee 2012-2013; Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association; Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association; Texas Bar Association

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