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Judge Craig Smith

192nd Civil District Court


Judge Craig SmithCraig Smith is Judge of the 192nd District Court in Dallas.  Before taking the bench, Judge Smith spent over 25 years as a civil trial lawyer.  He is “Board Certified’ by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Law.  He is President of the Texas Association of District Judges.  He has served on various State Bar Committees and currently serves on the State Bar Court Administration Task Force Committee and the Bench Book Committee.

He is an “Advocate” member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  He was also a member of the Executive Committee and a National Board member of ABOTA (2003 - 2006).  He is a Life Fellow at the Texas Bar Foundation.  He was named as “Texas Super Lawyer” in 2003 - 2006.  He was awarded the ABOTA “Judge of the Year” Award for 2008 and the Dallas Bar Association “Pro Bono Services Judge of the Year” for 2008.

As a practicing attorney, he was a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education events on various trial topics including Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Voir Dire and Discovery.  As a Judge, he is a frequent lecturer on a variety of subjects including the “Vanishing Jury” and “Voir Dire”.

He has authored multiple articles on issues import to our civil justice system and is a visiting lecturer to college and law classes.