John J. Smither joins the firm in the Houston office, where he will continue his commercial litigation practice with a particular emphasis on eminent domain and land use matters. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is AV Preeminent-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. John earned his J.D. from the South Texas College of Law Houston in 1993 and his B.A. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University in 1990.