Matt Smid is a former state and federal prosecutor who specializes in criminal law. In over 11 years working as a prosecutor, Matt never lost a case as lead counsel. He is board certified in criminal law by both the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Matt started his career in Johnson County. Even though almost all prosecutors start out prosecuting misdemeanor offenses, Matt started his career prosecuting serious felony offenses in Johnson County. After that, he worked at the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office. Matt was assigned to the Gang Unit and later became Chief of the White Collar & Public Integrity Unit. While at the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office, Matt prosecuted many public officials and licensed professionals, such as doctors and lawyers.
Matt then became a prosecutor at the United State Department of Justice, working at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas. At the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Matt prosecuted healthcare fraud offenses. He successfully obtained convictions in complex federal white collar matters and helped secure millions of dollars in restitution. He has directed, coordinated, and supervised federal investigations throughout the country and has worked extensively with state and federal enforcement and investigatory agencies, including the FBI, Texas Attorney General’s Office, United States Department Health and Human Service—Office of Inspector General, and the United States Department of Labor.
Having seen what it takes to successfully prosecute complex criminal cases, Matt is in a superior position to defend these cases and achieve the best possible result for his clients.
Areas of Practice
- Criminal Defense
- White Collar Defense
- Healthcare Fraud
- Criminal Appeals
Certified Legal Specialties
- Texas Board of Legal Specialization—Criminal Law
- National Board of Trial Advocacy—Criminal Trial Law
- Texas, 2009
- United States District Court Northern District of Texas
- United States Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
- Texas A&M University
- BBA—2006—Magna Cum Laude
- Texas Wesleyan School of Law (Now Texas A&M School of Law)
- JD—2009—Cum Laude
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Tarrant County Bar Association
- State Bar College
Past Employment Positions
- Johnson County District Attorney’s Office—2009-2015
- Assistant District Attorney
- Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office—2015-2019
- Chief of the White Collar and Public Integrity Unit
- United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Texas—2019-2021
- Special Assistant United States Attorney