Erik L. Smith - Attorney of Counsel

Erik Smith

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.


  • University of Houston – Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – Spanish and Political Science
  • South Texas College of Law - Houston (J.D.)

Certifications and Awards

  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) - Practitioner
  • Drug Recognition Expert Course (DECP)

Professional Associations and 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
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