Prescott W. Smith

Prescott W. Smith

Of Counsel

Based in the Dallas office, Prescott brings a diverse civil practice to the firm. He has a wealth of experience in state and federal court representing defendants at the pre-litigation, trial and appellate levels.

Matters that he has handled include oil and gas, intellectual property issues and trademark litigation, contractual disputes, business torts, director’s and officer’s liability, antitrust, administrative law practice, bankruptcy, and statutory drafting and related counseling for ballot initiatives and proposed bills.

Prescott has extensive high profile MDL experience, including his work as a member of the trial team representing Halliburton in the litigation arising out of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He was involved at multiple levels in that litigation, ranging from initial analysis of documents and fact discovery, identification and development of expert witnesses and associated reports, the taking or defense of dozens of depositions, motion practice and briefing work before the MDL court and the Fifth Circuit, development of trial strategy, and the presentation of Halliburton’s source control expert during the Phase II trial in New Orleans. Prescott is also experienced in legal issues relating to admiralty and maritime law, and is familiar with operational practices and the process safety implications of oil drilling operations.

Telephone: 214.346.3711
Fax: 214.267.4211
8750 N. Central Expy.
Suite 1600
Dallas, Texas 75231

Curriculum Vitae

  • Education
    University of Texas School of Law, J.D. (1999)
    Texas Law Review
    • Order of the Coif

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Doctoral Candidate (1987-1991)

    University of Arkansas, B.A. (1987)
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Honors & Awards
    Texas Super Lawyers® by Thompson Reuters (2015-2017)
    • Recognized among Super Lawyers® Texas Rising Stars by Thompson Reuters (2006-2009)
  • Professional Affiliations & Activities
    • Dallas Bar Association
    • Kaufman Bar Association
    • DAYL Foundation, Life Fellow
    • The International Trademark Association Committee: The Trademark Reporter, 2009-2011
    • The Federalist Society
    • American Constitution Society
    • Attorney Coach: Berkner High School Mock Trial Team (2008-2009)