Janet Landry Smith is an associate at Carter Scholer. Janet’s practice includes representing clients in trademark litigation, trade secrets litigation, employment litigation and business disputes.  Janet served as a judicial intern to the Hon. Lee Yeakel in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.  Janet was Chair of the SMU Board of Advocates, where she won three mock trial championships, received top brief awards, and was awarded the Best Advocate award. Janet received the prestigious John E. Kennedy Memorial Scholarship for service and dedication to SMU Dedman School of Law.

Professional Associations and Community Involvement: 

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Asian American Bar Association
    • DAABA Awards Night, Co-chair, 2015, 2016
    • Board of Directors, Student Advisory Director, 2014
    • Law Student Scholarship Recipient, 2013
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
    • Board of Directors, 2016, 2017
    • DAYL "One to Watch" Recipient, July 2016 
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association
    • Regional Director, 2014
  • SMU International Law Review
    • Articles Editor, 2014-2015
    • Staff Editor, 2013-2014
  • SMU Board of Advocates
    • Chair, 2014-2015
    • TYLA Moot Court Competition, Brief Award and Semi-Finalist, 2014
    • ABA Labor and Employment Mock Trial Competition, Semi-Finalist, 2013
  • SMU Labor and Employment Law Association
    • President, 2014-2015
  • SMU Barristers, Honorary Service Society
    • Lord Chief Baron, 2014-2015
    • Outstanding First Year Student, 2012-2013
  • Dallas Korean Women’s Association, Member
  • Altrusa International of Dallas
    • Law Student Scholarship Recipient, 2013
  • Alpha Delta Pi Sorority

Published Works and Speaking Engagements: 

  • “Classifying Workers in an Age of Internet Platform Companies—Is the Gig Up on Outdated Labor Laws?,” Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Dicta, January 2017
  • “Piercings, Tattoos, Make-Up and the Changing Face of Employment Law,”  co-authored with Michael R. Buchanan, Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, June 2015


  • Korean (conversant)