Wade B. Smith, Attorney at Law
Raised in Cypress, Texas, Wade is a native of the Houston area and is a graduate of Cy-Fair High School. While in high school, Wade excelled as an athlete for the cross-country and track teams and also participated in the school’s first-ever ‘Student Court’ defending his fellow classmates. Wade went on to attend Texas Tech University and continued his running career with Texas Tech’s cross-country and track teams. As a student-athlete, Wade pursued a degree in political science and minored in history.
After graduating from Texas Tech, Wade returned to Houston to study law at South Texas College of Law. There, he focused his studies on criminal law and trial advocacy, and held internships with the 9th District Court in Montgomery County as a briefing attorney for the judge, and also with the Harris County Public Defender’s Office.
After a second stint as an intern for the Harris County Public Defender’s office and passing the Bar Exam, Wade hung out his shingle and began his law practice, focusing on criminal defense.
Shortly after beginning his law practice, Wade was accepted into a pilot training and mentorship program with the Harris County Public Defender’s Office and was one of only ten young attorneys from Houston selected for the program, where he received specialized training in criminal defense and trial work.
As part of that program, Wade was sent for additional training with a national organization for public defenders; Gideon’s Promise. Gideon’s Promise consisted of an intensive and specialized training program spanning three years, which focused on trial skills and client-centered representation.
Upon learning about the plight of the 177 citizens arrested on May 17, 2015 at Twin Peaks in Waco, Wade became involved by defending one of those people and worked the case all the way to dismissal. Wade now continues to practice law in Houston and across Texas, defending the rights of citizens accused every day.
Wade is licensed to practice law in Texas and is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, and Gideon’s Promise. On January 1, 2020, he became a shareholder in the law office of Looney, Smith & Conrad, P.C.
Texas Tech University, B.A. (2009)
South Texas College of Law, J.D. (2012)
Gideon’s Promise, Class of 2013
In 2019, Wade earned the designation of “Top 40 Under 40”, a prestigious award from the National Trial Lawyer’s Association.
“Wade Smith represented my son at his parole hearing. Wade was thoroughly prepared, professional and persuasive. In addition to Wade’s presentation of pertinent facts to the Parole Commissioner, he prepared my family for what to expect from the experience. Things could not have gone better. My son was granted parole and is now home with us.” –Larry Crump. April 7, 2020
“Wade Smith and I were going to court for quite some time. He was very patient with me and kept me in touch with everything I needed to know. Wade did everything he could to give me the best deal and at the end, he helped me get it dismissed. I will forever be so grateful having Wade represent me on my behalf.” –Rosa R., March 19, 2020
“I am truly grateful and appreciative of this law firm. My attorney Wade Smith of Looney & Conrad law firm was very knowledgeable and did an outstanding job in my case. Wade got my case No Billed (dismissed) at the grand jury level. He prevented me from being formally charged before the case could even proceed to the next steps in the legal system. My family and I can now move on with our lives and we have Wade and Looney and Conrad law firm to thank. Thank you guys so much!!! If anyone is going through any legal issues I highly recommend this law firm, they will get the job done!” –Josh T. December, 2019
“I hired Wade to defend me in 2017. He came highly recommended by a friend. His knowledge of the courts. laws and cases are exceptional. He is charismatic about his job and goes over every detail with you to make sure you understand where things are at. You will not be disappointed if you choose to hire Wade.” –Daniel T. 2017
“I hired Wade to defend me for DWI second in Montgomery County in 2017. From the start, Wade was professional, knowledgeable, and energetic about my case. He made me confident in his abilities and left no stone unturned. His knowledge of the courts, past cases and officer issued sobriety test exceeded my expectations. He kept me in the loop and answered any and all questions I had and even provided friendly advice to situations surrounding my case. I recommend Wade to anyone fighting an alcohol related offense.” –Anonymous 2017
“Wade Smith was extremely professional and had a strategy to cover my case from all angles. I was extremely pleased with the attention he gave to my case. It was a dismissed case and a weight lifted. Thank you Wade for all your help, legal counsel and keeping me updated every step of the way. I was very comfortable, confident and was able to put my complete trust in your expertise to get the best result for my case. Thank you again! Case Dismissed!” –Melissa G. February, 2016
“Good Man. Straight Shooter. Was there when I needed him.” –Rico M. January, 2014
“Wade B. Smith is an excellent attorney! I cannot thank him enough for all the hard work that he put into my case. I highly recommend anyone to hire Wade as your representative!” –Jacob D.
“Words cannot express how much we appreciate Wade Smith’s diligence in obtaining a dismissal of charges when our 13 yr. old child was accused of shoplifting. This horrible nightmare was quickly extinguished thru Wade’s quick and decisive actions. He was attentive and quickly went to work to investigate the situation, advocating on our child’s behalf. We are so very thankful for his expertise, professionalism and persistence. He did not stop until all charges were dismissed and all records were expunged. We were blessed to find someone willing to work so hard. Wade did an exceptional job. Great lawyer!” –Michelle B.