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Brett Smith, Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney, regularly serves as lead counsel for companies and individuals in disputes facing multimillion-dollar exposure.


Brett A. Smith

Senior Partner

Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo, Senior Partner, Brett A. Smith

T: 972-980-3261     F: 972-934-9200



Commercial and Business Litigation

Labor and Employment

Products Liability

Construction Liability and Defects

Healthcare Liability

Intellectual Property Litigation

Premises Liability/Retail Litigation

Professional Liability





South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1991


Southern Methodist University, B.B.A., 1988











AV Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell

American Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

U.S. Law

Dallas Association of Defense



Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Dallas Bar Association

State Bar of Texas




U.S. District Court

Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court

Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court

Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court

Western District of Texas

As a founding partner of the firm, Brett Smith represents companies and individuals in high-exposure disputes in federal and state courts throughout the state of Texas.


Mr. Smith, a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney, regularly serves as lead counsel for companies and individuals in disputes facing multimillion-dollar exposure. He has successfully tried cases including but not limited to general liability, contract, insurance bad faith, product liability, medical malpractice and premises liability claims. In addition, Mr. Smith has litigated employment, construction defect, mold and intellectual property-related matters.


In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Smith consults with clients regarding risk assessment for the purpose of making recommendations on steps to be taken to eliminate or minimize exposure.


Mr. Smith's approach to the practice of law in obtaining the most efficient and successful results makes him a valuable asset to the firm as a senior partner.



Representative Matters


Sivells v. Lake Forest Good Samaritan Village. Lead trial counsel in obtaining one of the few defense verdicts in medical malpractice cases defending skilled nursing and assisted living facilities (Denton County, Texas).


Charles J. Bolin, et al. v. Securicor d/b/a Cognisa Security, Inc. Lead counsel representing a security company in the defense of retaliation and race discrimination causes of action (N.D. Texas).


Uncle Julio's Corporation, et al. v. Bouyea & Associates, Inc. and Barbara Bouyea. Lead counsel for the defense of claims involving trade secret allegations (Dallas County, Texas).


Joel and Carol Ray v. Corona Construction Company, Inc., et al. Lead counsel for general contractor on a fire/construction defect action involving a residence valued in the seven figures (Dallas County, Texas).


Texas Treasure Fields, Inc. v. Tommy Ford, Individually, Tommy Ford Construction Company, et al. Lead counsel for construction manager in the face of allegations of negligence in allegedly causing a fire resulting in multimillion-dollar damages (Dallas County, Texas).


Blakely v. Trammel Crow and Otis Elevator. Lead counsel for property owner/manager in a premises liability case involving an allegedly defective/malfunctioning elevator that was successfully tried (Dallas County, Texas).


Sara Clemmons v. Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Product liability case wherein Mr. Smith, as lead counsel, obtained a defense verdict and a verdict on a counterclaim (Dallas County, Texas).


Harness v. Intervest-Bradford, Ltd. Lead counsel for Defendant in copyright action involving photographs allegedly distributed throughout the world on the Internet. (N.D. Texas).


Roldan v. Choctaw, et al. Lead counsel for contractor sued as a result of a double fatality construction site accident that occurred during the erection of steel by a crane (Dallas County, Texas).




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