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Austen Smith

Associate Attorney
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Phone: 832-849-5410
Fax: 832-514-6215

9950 Woodloch Forest Dr #1300
The Woodlands, Texas 77380

Austen Smith works as an associate attorney for Clouthier Law, PLLC. Prior to joining Clouthier Law, Austen clerked for a plaintiff’s civil litigation firm and gained valuable experience in commercial litigation, medical malpractice, products liability, and multidistrict litigation. Austen graduated from the University of Houston Law Center in December 2020 and became licensed in Texas shortly thereafter. During law school, Austen competed on the Moot Court Team which enabled him to learn the appellate process. He became interested in appellate practice when he participated in the John Black Moot Court Competition, earning a prestigious second place finish. As his passion for appellate law grew, Austen participated successfully in several other moot court competitions. To further his experience, Austen also participated in the Consumer Law Clinic through the Houston Law Center, gaining experience in family law appellate practice. He also was a member of the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal.

Austen completed his undergraduate degree at Texas Tech University in 2016, where he participated as a senator and chair of the College of Media & Communications for the Student Government Association, a student ambassador for President’s Select, and the vice president for the Society of Professional Journalists.

In his free time, Austen enjoys nature, sports, and spending time with family and friends. He also enjoys cooking and travel. Austen has known since high school that he wanted to become a lawyer and has always had a passion for service and helping others. He also regularly volunteers at the Phoenix House.


J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2016-2019

Public Relations/Pre Law, Texas Tech University, 2016

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Client Reviews
“Susan has worked tirelessly for years filing appeals on my behalf. Finally her efforts and persistence has paid off. After serving 11 and 1/2 years, I was released from Federal Prison and have been able to return to my family and help once again with raising my children [now age 16]. My family and I owe a debt of gratitude which we will never be able to repay. The love we feel for Susan is immeasurable.” Joe R.
“Our case was complicated and time critical. Susan took charge of the entire process, keeping us updated with texts, phone calls and emails. She worked through a Holiday weekend to make certain our case got the attention and success required to bring our loved one home. It is also very important to know that she has sophisticated research tools, which are IMPERATIVE when you have to navigate through the Appeals process.” Jack H.
“Susan is a thoroughly dedicated professional that has a unique empathy for cases that reveal the misapplication of justice that so often affects those with limited resources. Through her tireless efforts, one of my best friends had six years reduced from his sentence. The family and I will be forever grateful to Susan.” James P.
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