For the third straight year, Allen Smith was selected by the publishers of Texas Monthly magazine as one of its SuperLawyers. According to the publisher, “Our objective with SuperLawyers is to create a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys.” The selection process began several months ago, when over 60,000 Texas lawyers were invited to participate in the nomination process. Lawyers were asked to nominate the best attorney they’ve personally observed in action. Once all of the nominations were in, a specialized research department examined the background and experience of the candidates, evaluating 12 separate indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Evaluations were based upon information gathered from a variety of sources. Allen’s name can be found on pages 59 and 94 of the 2009 Texas SuperLawyers magazine, and on pages 56 and 70 of the Texas SuperLawyer supplement to the October issue of Texas Monthly magazine, which have recently hit the newsstands. Allen Smith is a shareholder at SettlePou and Chair of its Commercial Litigation practice group. He has been practicing law for 25 years, and has been Board Certified in Commercial Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for over 17 of those years.