ROBERT B. SMITHER (1906-1996)

Born in George, Texas, September 14, 1932; admitted to bar, 1961, Texas. Education: Sam Houston State University (B.B.A., 1956); University of Texas (LL.B., 1962); College of the State Bar of Texas. Delta Theta Phi. Member, Texas House of Representatives, 1959-1962. Assistant Attorney General, Texas, 1963-1966. Member: Walker County Bar Association; State Bar of Texas. (Board Certified, Commercial, Residential Real Estate and Farm and Ranch Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization). Practice Areas: Real Estate.




Joe HendersonJOE B. HENDERSON, JR.
Born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 10, 1945; admitted to bar, 1970, Texas and U.S. Court of Military Appeals; 1980, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas; 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1983, U.S. Supreme Court. Education: University of Arkansas (B.S.B.A., 1967); Southern Methodist University (J.D., 1970). Phi Alpha Delta. Instructor, Business Law; Central Texas College, 1973-1974; Sam Houston State University, 1974, 1980. County Attorney, 1975-1977 and Judge, County Court at Law, 1977-1980, Walker County, Texas. Member: Walker County Bar Association (President, 1977); State Bar of Texas. [Capt., JAGC, U.S. Army, 1970-1974]. Practice Areas: Probate; Real Estate; Oil & Gas; Family; Personal Injury.


Born in Huntsville, Texas, March 6, 1963; admitted to bar, 1991, Texas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court. Education: University of Texas (B.S., 1985); South Texas College of Law (J.D., 1990). Phi Alpha Delta. Assistant Criminal District Attorney, Walker County, Texas, 1992-98; 1999; Special Prosecution Unit, Civil Division, 1999-2002. Member: Walker County Bar Association (President, 1996); State Bar of Texas; Texas District and County Attorneys Association.




Born in Bryan, Texas, 1987; admitted to bar, 2016, Texas; Education: Sam Houston State University (B.B.A., 2011); St. Mary’s University School of Law (J.D., 2015). Member: Walker County Bar Association; State Bar of Texas. Practice Areas: Real Estate; Estate Planning; Probate; Business and Business Entities; Oil & Gas.





Brian S. WelbornBRIAN S. WELBORN
Born in Dallas, Texas, 1962; admitted to bar, 1993, Texas; 1993, Alabama; 1999, Tennessee; United States Patent & Trademark Office, 1995; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1993. Education: Texas A&M University (B.S., Aerospace Engineering, 1984); University of Tulsa College of Law (J.D., 1991); Thunderbird, The Garvin School of Global Management (2005 Business Leadership Institute). Engineer/Scientist, Tracor Aerospace, Inc., Austin, Texas, 1984-1988; Associate, Jennings, Carter, Thompson & Veal, Birmingham, Alabama, 1992-1994; Patent Attorney, National Aeronautics & Space Administration, Huntsville, Alabama, 1994-1995; Associate, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis, Tennessee, 1995-1997; Senior Patent Attorney, Thomas & Betts Corporation, 1997-2000; Senior Products & Technology Counsel, Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC, 2000-2017. Member: State Bar of Texas – Intellectual Property Section; Houston Intellectual Property Law Association; American Bar Association; Woodlands Bar Association; Walker County Bar Association. Practice Areas: Intellectual Property – Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets; Technology, Commercial, Business, Software & Licensing Agreements; Litigation and M&A Support; Legal Compliance; Business and Business Entities; Oil & Gas; Real Estate; Estate Planning; Probate; Outsourced Corporate Counsel. Technology & Industry: Software; Oil & Gas; Mining; Materials Science; Medical; Aerospace; Adv. Manufacturing; Consumer Products; Agricultural; Sensors; Mechanical; Electrical; Electronics; Chemical Applications.