We are the only law firm in Texas that has three attorneys who have earned the ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist designation from the American Chemical Society.

Erik L. Smith

Professional Associations & Memberships:
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Texas DWI Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Chemical Society
  • University of Houston – Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – Spanish and Political Science
  • South Texas College of Law – Houston (J.D.)
Certifications and Awards:
  • ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) – Practitioner
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) – Instructor
  • Drug Recognition Expert Course (DECP)
Bar Admissions:
  • All Texas Courts

Erik Smith is a graduate of South Texas College of Law – Houston and is a criminal defense attorney for Evans & Powell, PLLC. Erik was raised in Houston and graduated from The University of Houston. Erik has clerked for a collections firm and worked as an intern at the Harris County Public Defender’s Office where he helped defend indigent clients against criminal allegations.

Additionally, Erik is an ACS-CHAL Lawyer Scientist. Erik has certificates in Forensic Chromatography: Theory & Practice, Forensic Analysis of Solid Drugs, and Forensic Principles of DUID issued by Axion Labs and the American Chemical Society.

Erik moonlights as a local musician and you might find him performing onstage at venues across the Houston area. Erik also has a teenage daughter and together they enjoy training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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