About Mary Ellen P. Smith

Mary Ellen P. Smith has practiced for 13 years in the area of business and commercial litigation. She has focused her practice on representing businesses and individuals with contractual disputes primarily concerning commercial, construction and property matters. Ms. Smith has extensive experience in post-judgment collection issues including work under the Uniform Enforcement of Judgments Acts for both sister-state and international judgments. She also advises and represents clients in the formation of new business entities. Ms. Smith has successfully advocated on behalf of individuals and businesses in a wide variety of disputes in state and federal courts throughout Texas. She is licensed to practice law in Texas and Oklahoma and has represented clients nationwide as well as clients based outside of the United States.

Ms. Smith previously worked for a small firm in Dallas focusing on collections, property and construction defect disputes. Ms. Smith has since broadened her practice to include Homeowner’s Association disputes, Title disputes, transactional work and representation of international clients.

Ms. Smith lives with her husband and two children in Dallas, Texas.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Law
  • Construction Disputes
  • Collections


  • Juris Doctorate 2003, Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University
  • Bachelors of Business Administration, University of Texas at Austin

Legal Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas

Licensed to Practice

  • Texas
  • Oklahoma