Peter graduated from the Texas Tech School of Law and joined a small personal-injury law firm located in south Dallas. While many firms require their associates to put in years of work before they see the inside of the courtroom, this small firm wasn't one of them. From his first week on the job, Peter was handling hearings, depositions, mediations, and participating in trials. This trial-by-fire experience led him to opening his own practice, focusing on civil litigation. 

Over the years, the practice of law has moved towards Peter's strengths. Gone are the days of the Perry Masons and the Daniel Websters, when courtroom drama and oratorical skills ruled the day. The practice of law now is more driven by documents, specialized rules of statutory construction, and technology. And that is where Smythe PC comes in. Peter's practice is now focused on appeals, white-collar defense, and technology.


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Peter Smythe

Peter Smythe


Peter Smythe

From working at a small, trial-by-fire firm to joining a large plaintiff's law firm to opening his own practice, Peter has represented business and individual clients large and small for over 20 years. He made headlines when he secured a million-dollar verdict for an nerve-related arm injury and also when he persuaded the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to limit restitution claims to the four corners of indictments. He continues to provide the same dedication to all his clients, civil or criminal. Practicing since the advent of the internet, Peter has maintained an edge in the application of law to technology. He constantly stays abreast of the latest opinions dealing with law and technology. 



Juris Doctor, 1993

B.A., Communication, 1988

Activities & Affiliations

• Texas Tech Law Review, associate editor
• Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, associate editor
• The Rutherford Institute, summer clerkship

Bar Admissions

• Texas, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals