Curriculum Vitae

Jacqueline Lucci Smith

Jacqueline Lucci Smith

Experience

Lucci Smith Law, PLLC / Managing Member / 2013- Present

Practice areas: Real Estate, Condemnation, Appellate, Alternative Dispute Resolution
• Founder and Managing Member
• Represent clients in all types of real estate transactions and litigation; primary focus in Condemnation matters
• Appellate law
• Mediator and Arbitrator
• Commercial Litigation

Winstead, P.C. / Of Counsel / 2012 – 2013

Practice areas: Condemnation, Appellate, Mediations
• Segment Leader for pipeline project
• Represented Winstead at various political events
• Coordinator for Winstead sponsorship of the Houston Realty Business Coalition
• Member of the Judicial PAC

Harris County Civil Court-at-Law 2 / Judge / 2007 – 2012

• Completed 100 jury trials in first 12 months of office
• Disposed of over 15,000 cases, including 4,000 bench trials, 250 jury trials and
600 appeals from JP courts
• Implemented new procedures to reduce docket from 5500 to 3200 cases
• Developed internship program with Spring Branch ISD
• Implemented standards for guardian ad litems in cases involving minors
• Developed new condemnation guidelines to implement SB 18 changes
• Frequent featured speaker for continuing legal education seminars on SB 18
• Developed pro bono program for county courts
• Administrative Judge 2010 & 2011

Harris County Tax Office / Director & Legal Counsel / 2001 – 2006

• Operational director and member of executive staff
• Managed and reported on activities of various departments
• Oversaw all litigation, collection activities, foreclosure sales, condemnations,
and bankruptcy
• Supervised outside litigation firms
• Representative of Tax Office on Interlocal Committee
• Managed and responded to all public information requests and media inquiries
• Advised officeholder on various legal, administrative, and operational issues
• Frequently handled media inquiries on behalf of Paul Bettencourt
• Proposed, drafted, and lobbied legislation
• Developed new tax foreclosure procedures

Harris County Attorney / Assistant County Attorney / 1998 – 2001
Appellate and General Counsel Divisions

• Assisted in drafting legislation
• Presenter for in-house CLE on new discovery rules
• Liaison to Harris County Tax Office and Paul Bettencourt
• Developed and implemented new procedures for organizing foreclosure sales
• Member of Open Records Committee
• Member of Opinion Committee

Colton Investment Corporation / General Counsel / 1998

• Managed all warranty issues with homeowners and contractors
• Managed all arbitrations
• Negotiated various contracts

Jacqueline Lucci, P.C. / President, Attorney / 1993 – 1998

• Appellate practice, with a concentration in commercial litigation
• Lead appellate counsel, successfully briefed and argued several cases to various Courts
of Appeals
• Prepared brief and presented oral argument in precedent-setting case to the Supreme
Court of Texas

Education

South Texas College of Law / Juris Doctorate, 1992

• Dean’s List and Order of the Lytae
• Board of Advocates, Director
• Delta Theta Phi, Exchequer
• National Moot Court Team, final pen and oralist

Lynn University, f/k/a College of Boca Raton / BS – Business Administration, 1987

• Summa Cum Laude
• Completed 2-year curriculum in 13 months

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