Colin Smith

Colin Smith

North Texas Estate Planning & Probate Attorney
  • Smith Klein Law PLLC
  • Smith Klein Law PLLC 5000 Quorum Drive Suite 150 Dallas, Texas 75254
  • 972-773-9095 or 972-960-1770

Early Life & Upbringing Ignited Lifelong Passions for Law & Helping Others

Growing up in Houston, Texas, Colin was raised by his Mom with daily support from his grandparents, all of whom taught him the value of hard work and fostered his love of family and passion to help others. When Colin was a teenager, his aunt, who is an attorney and his mentor, introduced him to a patent law attorney. Colin loved the way patent law fused law with technology. He went on to complete his undergraduate studies at The University of Texas at Austin, obtained a computer science degree, and worked as a software consultant for ten years. He gained a reputation for solving difficult problems with a personal touch and enjoyed his career; however, the law was always in the back of his mind.

He moved to Dallas in 1997.  Throughout his career, Colin’s interest in the law continued to grow. While working full-time and raising young children, Colin returned to the classroom on nights and weekends, earning his law degree from Southern Methodist University in 2010.  He and his wife Angela have been married for over 20 years and have two children.

Estate & Business Planning: Practicing Law While Helping Others

As he worked in various areas of law, Colin continued to be drawn to estate and probate law. He finds it very rewarding to help families plan and take care of each other for the future, and he credits his close relationship with his grandparents as a key factor in this passion. Growing up, he spent time at his grandparents’ home every day, listening, watching, and benefiting from their wisdom and strong ethics and values; and learning important skills like woodworking, one of his favorite hobbies today. Colin’s ability to connect with people and develop a strong rapport, along with his experience and keen sensitivity to their needs, feelings, and situations, make him an ideal choice as an estate planning attorney. It goes without saying that these are delicate, difficult, and important end-of-life decisions that require finesse and wisdom.

A Unique Background & Skill Set Ideal for the Job

Colin’s education and consulting background have provided a strong foundation that translates well into his law practice. His attention to detail and utilization of his professional and personal experience enables him to guide his clients in the directions best suited to their wishes and needs. Knowledgeable and thorough, he has been described as an outstanding spokesman for the advantages of estate planning, especially living trusts.

Notable Professional Associations, Community Involvement, Hobbies & Interests

Colin is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association, and the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, skiing, and traveling.