Smith & Smith, Attorneys at Law
710 North Post Oak Road, Suite 209
Houston, Texas 77024



    Mary Hunnell Smith

    Steven McConnell Smith

Senior Counsel:  

   Nancy Bolin Broaddus


Mary Smith has devoted her career to legal matters pertaining to health care, pharmaceautical products, medical devices, product liability, and complex litigation.  Among other activities, Ms. Smith has performed the following functions:  

- National coordinating counsel for major insurers and university system with responsibility for litigation management of thousands of pharmaceutical claims related to more than 15 drugs.

- Trial counsel for mass tort litigation in Texas and various MDLs related to breast implants, Norplant, diet drugs (fen-phen), Rezulin, Propulsid, Baycol, Serzone, Celebrex, thimerosal, OxyContin, dexamethasone, Risperdal, Vioxx, Zyprexa, and hormone replacement therapy.

- Contract negotiations, and preparation of agreements between universities, insurers and various pharmaceutical companies.  Also, composed contracts for a major hospital system and managed contract disputes involving physician practice groups.

- Representation of clinical investigators, physician advisory board members, and CROs in depositions and document production related to drug litigation.

- Appointed to the institutional review boards of Twelve Oaks Hospital and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

- Tried Texas medical malpractice cases to verdict.

Legal Experience: Twenty-three years of experience in health law, pharmaceutical, medical device and  malpractice litigation.  


     South Texas College of Law Houston, Texas - J.D., December 1984  
     Texas A & M University  College Station, Texas - B.A., 1982  

Related Work  Experience:  

     1995 - Present       Smith & Smith, Attorneys at Law-- Partner  
     1993 - 1995           Hilburn, Shores & Sherer, L.L.P. --Partner  
     1988 - 1993           Dunn, Kacal, Adams, Pappas & Law, P.C. -- Health Law Section  
     1985 - 1988           Harris County Hospital District -- Legal Counsel for hospitals and clinics  




Steve Smith has specialized in business law and real estate litigation. He has worked as an attorney representing some of Houston's largest banks and real estate companies. Mr. Smith has multi-state real estate experience and is familiar with real estate and banking laws in over thirty states. He has represented large mortgage companies and has developed a thorough legal knowledge of all real estate transactions. Mr. Smith is an expert in technology and uses that experience to manage his trial and commercial lending docket and to provide consulting services to his clients. Prior to beginning his legal career he worked in commercial real estate as a licensed real estate broker. He is a licensed mortgage broker and he owns a mortgage origination company called Point Mortgage in Houston, Texas. He was a founder of the RESPRO Chapter of Texas, Inc., a non-profit corporation chartered by the Real Estate Settlement Providers Council, Washington D.C. As a recognized specialist in RESPA issues, Mr. Smith has combined his legal knowledge with the business opportunities afforded the real estate community by creating point of sale ancillary services for the real estate industry. He is a frequent lecturer on mortgage lending, RESPA, and changes in the real estate industry.

Legal Experience: General practice representing individuals and small businesses. Extensive legal practice in all phases of general business transactions and general business litigation, including construction, condemnation, real estate development, compliance with banking regulations, contracts, indemnification, easements, foreclosures, preparation and negotiation of commercial loan documents for major lending institutions and borrowers, conveyancing, mechanics’ liens, environmental compliance, multi-state transactions, leasing, property management, franchises and management contracts, corporate formation, and dissolution of corporations and partnerships, collections and trade secret protection.  


     South Texas College of Law Houston, Texas - J.D., December 1984  
     University of Texas at Austin, B.A. English, Honors  1980  

Related Work  Experience:  

     1995 - Present       Smith & Smith, Attorneys at Law -- Partner  
     1993 - 1995           Law Offices of Steven M. Smith -- Partner  
     1988 - 1993           Liddell, Sapp, Zivley, Hill & Laboon, L.L.P.  
     1983 - 1988           Reynolds Shannon Miller Blinn White & Cook  



Nancy Broaddus, a specialist in health care provider defense, joined the law firm of Smith & Smith in 1997.  Today, she defends doctors in medical malpractice claims and practices general business litigation.  In 2004, Nancy Broaddus became Senior Counsel to the law firm. She is married to Russell Broaddus, MD, PhD who works in the Department of Pathology, at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. They have two daughters in grade school.  

Legal Experience: Extensive experience in health law and medical and dental malpractice defense. Experience also includes: insurance defense, ERISA, premises liability, and commercial litigation. Also, experience in hospital credentialing issues and mass tort litigation related to health care products, including breast implants, the Norplant System of Contraception, the pedicle screw, Rezulin and diet drug medications.


     University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas - J.D., 1990
     University of Houston, Houston, Texas - B.A., Cum Laude 1983  

Related Work  Experience:  

     1997 - Present       Smith & Smith, Attorneys at Law -- Senior Counsel  
     1990 - 1997           Dunn, Kacal, Adams, Pappas & Law, P.C. -- Health Law Section  

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