Emily S. Smith

Emily S. Smith

Midland, Texas

Emily Statton Smith is an associate with the firm and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2008. While attending Baylor Law School, she clerked for the Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court, Western District of Texas, interned for the 330th District Court of Dallas County, and volunteered as a CASA advocate for foster children. 

Upon graduation, Emily became the fourth generation of her family to enter the oil and gas industry, initially working as an attorney at boutique oil and gas firm in Dallas.  She returned to her hometown of Midland after three years of practice and continues to focus on oil and gas transactions and title examination. 

Community Involvement

  • Board Member of Family Promise
  • Junior League of Midland (Live Auction Coordinator 2014)
  • Scholar Shot Mentor
  • Pi Beta Phi Midland Alumni Group
  • CBS core leader
  • Legal Aid Northwest Texas (Midland) Advisory Board
  • Coterie Club of Midland

Areas of Practice

  • Oil & Gas Law


  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D. - 2008
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Full Tuition Dean’s Scholarship Recipient
  • Texas A&M University
    • Honors: National Merit Scholar
    • Honors: President’s Endowed Scholarship Recipient
    • Honors: Dean’s Excellence Award
    • Honors: Merit Plus Award
    • Honors: Pi Beta Phi Most Academic Pledge Award
    • Honors: Order of Omega, interdepartmental short story contest winner

Published Works

  • “When to Trust the Trustee: Curative Solutions for Missing Trust Agreements in Texas” , Permian Basin Landmen’s Association , Volume 111, Issue 101

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas (2008)
  • Midland County Bar Association
  • Midland County Association of Young Lawyers (Legal Aid Equal Access to Justice Award Winner 2013 and 2014, Pro Bono Chair/Executive Board 2012-2013)
  • Young Professionals in Energy
  • Petroleum Basin Landmen’s Association