San Antonio Attorney
Shavonne L. Smith, Esq,
Languages: English, Spanish
Shavonne L. Smith was born in Wichita, Kansas and grew up in San Antonio, Texas. She graduated summa cum laude in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Anthropology/Sociology from Centre College, where she was a John C. Young Scholar and inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law in 2006, where she was a member of the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights and participated in the Transnational Worker Rights Clinic. She interned with Justice Jan P. Patterson at the Third Court of Appeals in Austin, Texas in 2004. Shavonne was admitted to practice law in Texas in 2006. She is also admitted to practice law in the Eastern District of Texas and the Southern District of Texas. She is an active member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, the San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, and the San Antonio Bar Association.
Shavonne practiced law in Houston, Texas for several years, concentrating in commercial litigation disputes and insurance defense matters. She recently returned home to San Antonio and became an associate at Thornton, Biechlin, Segrato, Reynolds & Guerra, L.C. in 2011. Her focus is in the area of general tort litigation.
Shavonne is also a member of the Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court and a graduate of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel’s Trial Academy and the Houston Young Lawyers Association Leadership Academy, where she helped to organize a community development project to renovate a Houston Independent School District child care center for teen mothers, in conjunction with the YWCA and the United Way. Shavonne speaks both English and Spanish.