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Wade B. Smith, Attorney at Law

Wade B. SmithRaised in Cypress, Texas, Wade is a native of the Houston area and graduated from Cy-Fair High School. While in high school, Wade excelled as an athlete for the cross-country and track teams.  He participated in the school’s first ‘Student Court,’ defending fellow classmates. Wade attended 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 on criminal law and trial advocacy.   Wade was an  internship with the 9th District Court in Montgomery County as a briefing attorney for the judge.  He was also a two-time intern at the Harris County Public Defender’s Office.  After passing the bar exam, Wade opened his law practice, focusing on criminal defense.

Wade was accepted into a pilot training and mentorship program with the Harris County Public Defender’s Office.  Only one of ten young attorneys selected from Houston, Wade 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 a specialized training program spanning three years, focusing on trial skills and client-centered representation.

Upon learning about the 177 citizens arrested on May 17, 2015 at Twin Peaks in Waco, Wade became involved.  He defended one of those who were indicted working the case all the way to dismissal.  Wade continues to practice law in Houston and across Texas, defending the rights of citizens accused of crimes.

Wade is licensed to practice law in Texas and is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.  He is also a member of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association and Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorneys Association.  Wade is a member of  Gideon’s Promise.  On January 1, 2020, he became a shareholder in the law firm 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.



Client Reviews

“Wade has a thorough knowledge of the law and defended my case with determination. I highly recommend him. I am very grateful to this lawyer for his unwavering support throughout my case. He has showed exceptional commitment. If you are looking for a skilled and dedicated criminal defense lawyer, I highly recommend Wade and Mr. Paul. Their expertise and commitment to their clients are truly exceptional, and they are sure to provide you with the best possible legal representation. What stands out about Wade and Paul is their professionalism, expertise, and attention to detail. Wade took time to listen to my needs and concerns and provided personalized legal advice tailored to my unique situation. He made me feel reassured that I was in good hands and he had my best interest. There was never a call or text he wouldn’t answer. He was always available to answer any questions or concerns and was very honest and precise with his responses. God forbid I ever have another situation where I needed representation, but if I did the Looney Tunes would be my go-to hands down. Because of Wades exceptional work and knowledge of the law I can remain a free man with my family. I am very grateful to Wade, Paul and their Law Firm. 5 Star Rating isn’t enough!!! God bless you guys always!!!” –Raymond R., Google Review May 3, 2024

“When I met Wade, from his initial presentation, he came off as very professional and very squared away. Wade knows what he’s talking about and is very direct and concise. His communication with me was very prompt, fluid, and informative. As far as his performance, I would call him a shark. He’s very good at what he does. His courtroom presence is very prominent and very distinguished. He doesn’t take any BS from prosecutors. I’m very impressed with Wade. I don’t anticipate any future legal problems but if it happens, I will hire any lawyer in your firm, whether it is civil or criminal. Wade getting my case dismissed is a huge weight lifted off my shoulders and me and my family are very grateful.” –Anonymous, March 20, 2024

“Wade Smith represented my son at his parole hearing. He 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. 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, 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 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. My family and I can now move on with our lives.  We have Wade and Looney, Smith & 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 to make sure you understand where things are. 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. Wade’s 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. He 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 comfortable, confident and able to put my complete trust Wade’s expertise to get the best result. 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.  He obtained 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. Wade 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.


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