IADC Board Member Michele Y. Smith, a shareholder at MehaffyWeber, is the recipient of the 2019 Founders Award from the Texas Association of Defense Counsel (“TADC”). The TADC Founders Award is awarded to a TADC member whose service to and for the Association has earned favorable attention for the organization and effected positive changes for the Association. Michele has been an active member of the TADC for more than 25 years and has served in many different roles, including serving as President from 2014 to 2015.
The Texas Association of Defense Counsel is a professional organization of civil trial attorneys dedicated to promoting excellence in its members, fairness in our judicial system, and preserving the right to jury trial for all citizens. Comprised of approximately 1,650 attorneys, it is one of the largest professional associations of commercial litigation, civil trial, and personal injury defense attorneys in the United States.
In addition to her involvement with the TADC, Michele has served on the board of numerous legal organizations and professional associations. She currently serves on the IADC Board of Directors, and was featured on its inaugural podcast, IADC Speaks. Michele has been recognized for her outstanding legal work year after year, including most recently being named the Best Lawyers® 2019 Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants “Lawyer of the Year.”