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Peter C. Smart
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713-752-8627
psmart@craincaton.com
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Experience

Peter Smart is a partner in the firm. He concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, both at the trial and appellate level.  He also defends personal injury actions and has represented creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.

Representative Experience

Mr. Smart has represented clients in several types of commercial disputes, including lender liability, trade secret, non-compete, real estate, condemnation, landlord-tenant, employment, collection and disputes over transactions.

Professional Experience

Mr. Smart taught in the public schools of Indiana and Texas from 1975 through 1990, began law school at the age of 39, and received his law license in 1992 at the age of 42.

Published Opinions

  • Howard Industries, Inc. v. Crown Cork & Seal Co., LLC, 403 S.W. 3d 347 (Tex. App. – [Houston 1st Dist.] 2013, no pet.)
  • Martin v. New Century Mort. Co., et al; 377 S.W.3d 79 (Tex. App. – Houston [1st Dist.] 2012, no pet.)
  • Johnston v. Oiltanking Houston, L.P., 367 S.W. 3d 412 (Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.] 2012, no pet history)
  • Lazell v. Stone, 123 S.W. 3d 6 (Tex. App. – Houston [1st. Dist.] 2003, pet. denied)
  • State v. Japage Partnership, 80 S.W.3d 618 (Tex. App. – Houston [1st Dist.] 2002, pet. denied)

 

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION

  • Indiana University, B.S., 1975
  • Indiana University, M.S., 1980
  • University of Houston, J.D., 1992

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Texas, 1992
  • U.S.D.C., Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S.D.C., Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S.D.C., Northern District of Texas
  • U.S.D.C., Western District of Texas

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