Jennifer L. Smith




.About Jennifer L. Smith

Jennifer’s practice focuses on assisting clients with legal and public strategies counsel on a broad range of water and air-related issues, as well as employment law issues. She represents water supply districts, groundwater conservation districts, cities, water utilities, private and public companies, and landowners in all phases of environmental regulation and in employment law matters.

Jennifer previously practiced as an attorney for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), serving in both the environmental and employment law divisions of the agency.

Jennifer also has extensive experience in communications, with an emphasis on strategic planning, content creation, and marketing.

A native of Fort Worth, Jennifer currently lives in Austin.


  • Baylor Law School, J.D. 1989
  • Baylor University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1986

.Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas

.Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
    Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section
    Administrative and Public Law Section
    Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Austin Bar Association
    Environmental Law Section
  • Texas Water Conservation Association
  • Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts
  • Austin Industry Environmental Attorneys


  • Panelist, “Open Government: An Overview for Groundwater Conservation Districts,” Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts, GCD Boot Camp Webinar (2022).
  • Presenter, “Transparency Under COVID and Related Issues,” Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts, Virtual Texas Groundwater Summit (2020).
  • Presenter, “Is Your Office ‘The Office’? Personnel and Employment Policies for Groundwater Conservation Districts,” Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts, Texas Groundwater Summit, San Antonio, Texas (2018).