Lawrence D. Smith - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Lawrence D. Smith

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 210-277-3620

Mr. Smith’s practice at Ogletree Deakins primarily involves the defense of employers in labor and employment related litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Mr. Smith represents employers in claims involving equal employment opportunity law, unfair labor practices, wage and hour issues, unemployment compensation, wrongful discharge, state law tort and contract claims, occupational safety and health matters as well as class action litigation under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Mr. Smith has tried cases involving claims of sex, race, national origin, age and same-sex discrimination, retaliation, workers compensation retaliation, disability discrimination under both the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress claims and covenants not to compete. Mr. Smith actively counsels clients on a wide range of daily employment issues including discharge, discipline, discrimination, leave and layoffs. Mr. Smith routinely handles appeals in both state and federal appellate courts.Mr. Smith speaks frequently on a wide variety of topics at employment related seminars. Mr. Smith previously served as a member of the Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee responsible for drafting state court jury charges for employment cases. Mr. Smith is Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Smith has been recognized in the Best Lawyers publication, and has been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer. Mr. Smith also serves as a contributing editor to the A.B.A.’s Fair Labor Standards Act treatise.

Southern Methodist UniversityBA 1981Southern Methodist UniversityJ.D. 1984
International Association of Defense Counsel American Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas

Office Location

112 East Pecan Street, Suite 2700
San Antonio, TX 78205
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the San Antonio Metro Area
Lawrence D. Smith has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management