About

Scott J. Smyth practices in areas involving utility regulation as well as corporate transactional law. His areas of specialization also include electricity, telecommunications and water law.

He has a diverse background including private practice, in-house corporate practice, and government service. He is an accomplished litigator, negotiator, and a well-rounded in-house counsel. His public service includes senior management at the Public Utility Commission of Texas, staff attorney at the Texas Attorney General’s Office, and Assistant City Attorney with the City of Austin. Scott has successfully negotiated many complex, high-impact contracts for his clients. He has lead teams in complex, multi-party litigation before the PUCT, with highly successful outcomes. He has represented private corporations, municipal governments, electric, and telephone cooperatives, and public utilities. He has served as in-house general counsel for multiple Austin-based technology companies, including during mergers and acquisitions. Having served as in-house general counsel, Scott understands the client’s perspective, providing practical legal advice that balances the unique goals of each client.

Education & Admissions
Education
J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 1987
B.A., University of Texas at Austin, Government, 1981

Bar Admissions
Texas, 1987

Previously Board Certified in Administrative Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1994-1999

Professional Affiliations
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Public Utility Law Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Austin Bar Association
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