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Jon Michael Smith - Austin, TX

3305 Northland DriveSuite 500 Austin, TX 78731

Updated: 11/07/2022

Austin Insurance Claims Lawyer


We purchase insurance to guard against the unexpected. As policyholders, we are reassured that our needs will be met following a home fire, untimely death or other traumatic event. But when an insurance company fails to recognize a valid claim, our personal tragedy is only compounded.

Often, people have neither the money nor the energy to fight coverage denial or delayed payment. They may feel forced to settle for less than what is owed, or nothing at all...

About Jon Michael Smith

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney


  • English

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Claims 50%
  • Consumer & Commercial Law 30%
  • Personal Injury 20%


  • 80%


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2005

Specialties and Certifications

  • Consumer & Commercial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2001

Other Affiliations

  • Austin Bar Association, 2008 - Present (Member)
  • Texas Bar Foundation, 2007 - Present (Member)
  • State Bar of Texas (Consumer and Insurance Sections)
  • Travis County Bar Foundation
  • American Board of Trail Advocates member

Past Positions

  • Kincaid Horton & Smith, Partner, 2003 - 2007
  • Kincaid & Horton, Of Counsel, 1997 - 2003
  • Law Offices of Jon Michael Smith , 1996 - 1997
  • Gary F. DeShazo & Associates , 1993 - 1996
  • Thornton, Summers, Biechlin, Dunham & Brown, Associate, 1991 - 1993


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1991
    Honors: With High Honors
  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas, 1987
    Major: Radio Television


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Office Information


3305 Northland DriveSuite 500 Austin, TX 78731


  • 512-476-6685


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Included on the 2023 Texas list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Texas Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Jon Michael Smith on Super Lawyers


  • AV Rated under Martindale Hubbell’s peer review rating system

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