Welcome to Smith & Associates, a full service business law firm.
Joanalys B . Smith, Attorney
Joanalys B. Smith graduated with a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Virginia where she was an Echols Scholar. Before law school, Joanalys worked as a banker on Wall Street and as a marketing representative for a Fortune 500 company. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth and D. C. Circuits and the Western District of Texas. She serves as the Chair of the Texas Supreme Court Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for District Nine.
Gay Bonorden Gray, Attorney
Gay Bonorden Gray received her Juris Doctorate cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, is a member of the State Bar of Texas and The State Bar of California. She is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, United States District Court, Southern District of Texas and is registered before the U.S Patent and Trademark Office.
Rebecca Sobie, Of Counsel
Rebecca Sobie received her Juris Doctorate from Pace University School of Law, was a visiting student at the University of San Diego School of Law, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas(currently inactive), the State Bar of California, and the State Bar of New York. She is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California.
Chris Plummer, Attorney
Chris Plummer graduated with a Juris Doctorate from the University Of Texas School Of Law. He received his undergraduate degree in finance at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. Prior to Smith & Associates, Chris worked for a real estate law firm in San Antonio working on land use issues and multi-million dollar real estate development deals. Chris also gained hands-on experience at the Supreme Court of Texas, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Texas Attorney General’s Office Division of Financial Litigation, Taxation, and Charitable Trusts.
Sara Wagner, Paralegal
Sara joined the firm in January of 2011 as a paralegal. She studied elementary education at Winona State University with a concentration in special education. From there Sara served in leadership positions in several non-profit organizations. For many years she ran a family business and throughout this time nurtured her lifelong love of law. This culminated in Sara's current role advocating for children with special needs. Her advocacy brought her to Smith & Associates where she continues this support, as well as her support for the transactional and advocacy needs of the firm's business clients.