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Tanya Tyer Smitherman
Phone: (214) 658-1923
Fax: (214) 658-1919
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Assistant: Debbie Allen
Phone: 214.658.1910


Tanya Tyer Smitherman was born in Lubbock, Texas.  She has practiced civil trial law in Texas for 27 years. She is experienced in general civil litigation, products liability, medical malpractice and hospital liability defense, trucking and automobile litigation, premises liability, wrongful death, and pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. Along with Vic Henry, she serves as National Coordinating Counsel for a national company maintaining defense of toxic tort product litigation in multiple states. Ms. Smitherman served many years as lead counsel and first chair trial counsel for a large hospital system in Dallas, and she has handled matters involving medical committee and medical peer review committee privileges and has represented medical professionals in matters pending before their Texas State Boards. Additionally, she has experience in the areas of insurance coverage and first party insurance disputes.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Professional Recognition

  • Named AV-Preeminent lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell for over 15 consecutive years. AV-Preeminent rating is a peer-review rating, and according to Martindale-Hubbell, it is the "highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards."
  • Honored with inclusion into the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers and named as a Top Rated Lawyer among Texas Women Leaders for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability. 



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- Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 1989

- Texas Tech University, B.S. in Communications and English, ___, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

- Texas, 1989

- United States District Court, Northern and Western Districts of Texas