Michele Smith

  • Undergrad School: Texas A&M University/Lamar University
  • Law School: Baylor University
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Firm: MehaffyWeber
One Allen Centerrn500 Dallas
Suite 2800
Houston TX 77002
United States

For more than 25 years, Michele Y. Smith has represented clients in complex litigation matters. Her practice has spanned a wide variety of areas including products and premises liability, pharmaceutical, and construction defect litigation. She has also represented a variety of businesses in sophisticated mass tort causes of action involving numerous chemical substances and exposures and has served on the coordinating team for the statewide defense of several clients. She is the President-Elect of the International Association of Defense Counsel. She is also a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys and the Products Liability Advisory Council. Michele is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is an Advocate Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates-Houston Chapter. Michele is well known in the legal community for her leadership skills across multiple legal organizations. Outside of her work at MehaffyWeber, Michele dedicates time and energy to her community through volunteer work and pro bono legal services. Michele has served on the boards of several philanthropic organizations and volunteered at numerous events, including the Spindletop Spin bike ride to raise funds for legal-aid programs, the Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program, the Symphony of Southeast Texas, and the Shorkey Center, which offers physical rehabilitation services for children.

USLAW Practice Group Affiliations

  • Complex Tort and Product Liability: Alternate 1
  • Construction Law: Primary
  • Insurance Law: Alternate 2
  • Medical Law: Alternate 2
  • Transportation and Logistics: Alternate 1

Resources & Articles

MehaffyWeber attorneys obtain summary judgment, defense verdict

MehaffyWeber attorneys obtain summary judgment, defense verdict

Posted November 1, 2023

Warren Wise and Michele Smith of MehaffyWeber in Houston recently obtained summary judgment in a multi-million-dollar, on-the-job personal injury lawsuit pending in the 129th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff alleged he fell off the second floor of a home during construction and, as… Continue Reading

MehaffyWeber lawyers secured a summary judgment exonerating the structural engineering firm

MehaffyWeber lawyers secured a summary judgment exonerating the structural engineering firm

Posted February 1, 2022

MehaffyWeber lawyers Michele Smith, Trey Sandoval, Diana Shelby and Elizabeth Perez secured a summary judgment exonerating the structural engineering firm of record in a large, multiparty construction defect case involving multiple condominiums in a private retirement community. Other defendants filed motions, but MehaffyWeber was the only defendant to succeed in… Continue Reading

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