Judge Craig Smith

North Texas Voters,

I have had the honor of serving as a trial court judge since I was first elected in 2006. Before I entered the judiciary, I worked for many years as a trial attorney, achieving double Board Certification in civil trial law and personal injury trial law, and representing a wide range of clients seeking justice in our civil system. I now have more than 40 years of combined legal and judicial experience, and I have earned a solid reputation for fairness, preparedness and dedication to justice, including being honored as the 2008 ABOTA Dallas Trial Judge of the Year.

I decided to run for the 5th District Court of Appeals because I want to bring my decades of experience and deep knowledge of Texas law to this very important court. If you have an appeal in a family, criminal or civil matter in Dallas, Collin, Kaufman, Rockwall, Grayson or Hunt counties, this is the court that handles these cases, reviewing what happened at the trial level. This is one of the most important appellate courts in Texas, and I am ready to add to the cumulative experience and knowledge present on this court.

Please look for me on your ballots in 2020.


Judge Craig Smith

Democrat for 5th District Court of Appeals, Place 6