Hon. Jerry E. Smith

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Judge Smith was appointed U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit by President Reagan and entered on duty in January 1988.  He attended public schools in Lubbock, Texas, and graduated from Yale University, receiving a B.A. in 1969 and a J.D. in 1972.

Judge Smith was a Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Halbert Woodward, Northern District of Texas, 1972-1973; with the Houston law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski as an Associate, 1973-1981, and as Partner, 1981-1984; and as City Attorney, City of Houston, 1984-1988.  He was Chairman, Civil Service Com­mission, City of Houston, 1982-1984; and a Director, Harris County Housing Authority, 1978-1980.

Judge Smith lives in Houston and is married to Mary Jane Smith and has four children:  Ruth Ann, Clark, J.J., and Brandon.  He formerly was Chair of the Advisory Committee on Federal Rules of Evidence of the Judicial Conference of the United States.  He assists LexisNexis/Matthew Bender & Co. in periodic revisions of several chapters of Moore’s Federal Practice.

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Publications and Multimedia
Justice Scalia’s Jurisprudence and National Security - Event Audio/Video
2016 National Lawyers Convention
November 23, 2016
Capitalism and Inequality - Event Audio/Video
2016 National Student Symposium
March 04, 2016
Life on the Bench - Event Audio/Video
2015 National Lawyers Convention
November 19, 2015
The Spending Clause After the Health Care Decision - Event Audio/Video
2012 National Lawyers Convention
November 19, 2012
Property Rights: The Forgotten Spark of the Arab Spring - Event Audio/Video
2011 National Lawyers Convention
November 12, 2011
Re-Privatization of the Financial Sector - Event Audio/Video
2009 National Lawyers Convention
November 13, 2009
Civil Litigation under the Roberts Court - Event Audio/Video
2008 National Lawyers Convention
November 21, 2008
Regulatory Double-Dipping - Event Audio
2006 National Lawyers Convention
November 18, 2006