Panelist Profile: Smith, Thomas J

Smith, Thomas J

Smith, Thomas J

San Antonio, TX

Attorney; Arbitrator; Mediator (mediated or arbitrated over 2000 cases)

Birthdate: 1939
Marital Status: Married
Children: 3


Undergraduate - University of Texas, B.A., 1962;
Law School - University of Texas, LL.B., 1965


Private practice with firm which eventually became Smith, Barshop, Stoffer & Millsap until 1995. Engaged primary in real estate and business law with some litigation in those areas. Since 1995 practice has been devoted largely to mediation and arbitration with heavy emphasis on real estate, contract disputes and probate litigation. Mediated or arbitrated over 2000 cases.

Membership & Affiliations

Licensed to practice in all Texas courts, as well as the Western District of Texas Federal Court. Member of the San Antonio Bar Association, American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, San Antonio Bar Foundation, Texas College of Real Estate Attorneys, College of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Association of Mediators, and American Inns of Court. Past member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Attorney-Mediators and immediate past President of the San Antonio Chapter of the Association of Attorney-Mediators. Immediate past Chairman of the ADR Section of the San Antonio Bar Association. Also certified in Family Law Mediation.


Listed as a “Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly Magazine every year since 2003. Listed as one of San Antonio’s Best Lawyers in Scene in SA Monthly since 2004 and selected as Best Mediator in 2007.Outstanding Lawyer Award by San Antonio Business Journal in 2010. San Antonio Bar Foundation Peacemaker Award 2009. Listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America by Woodward/White Publishers.


Two party Arbitrations: $350.00 per hour; Mediation: $1,250.00 for half day, $2600.00 for full day, with additonal charge for multiple parties.

Hobbies & Interests

Reading, golf, family and politics

Thomas Smith is an experienced panelist for Conflict Solutions of Texas, the state's premier roster of attorney mediators and arbitrators. CS of TX offers a broad range of services to resolve disputes and are designed to be more cost-effective and timely than conventional arbitration offerings.