Leading with experience


Martha E. Smiley // Counsel to the Firm
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Martha Smiley

Martha Smiley brings to our team her experience and perspective in counseling and serving public, private, governmental and non-profit clients and organizations throughout her career. She was a founding member of
Grande Communications, Inc., a principal of Triad, Inc., and named partner of a premier regional law firm specializing in serving business before government bodies. Before entering private practice, Martha served as
Regional Counsel for the Environmental Protection Agency, Region VI, and as Chief of the Taxation Division, Office of the Texas Attorney General.


  • Counseling and strategic business analysis of legal, regulatory and legislative
    developments related to the telecommunications business
  • Developing legislation and regulatory frameworks for a transitioning competitive
    communications industry
  • Advising clients on corporate structure and governance

Admitted to Practice

  • Texas


  • University of Texas
  • - J.D., 1972
  • Baylor University
  • - B.A., 1969

Professional and Community Activities

  • The Longhorn Foundation, President, 2013 - 2014.
  • Alumni Association Executive Committee, University of Texas School of Law, 2011 - 2014
  • Austin Area Research Organization (AARO) President 2010
  • Austin Community Foundation Board, 2007 - 2009 Chair, Search Committee 2007
  • Founder, Grande Communications Passion and Commitment Investment Club (employee giving program), 2000 - April 2006, President 2000 - 2006
  • KLRU (Public Television), Board Chair 2001 - 2002
  • Foundation for Women's Resources Board, 1974 - 2010, President 2001 - 2006
  • SafePlace Foundation Board, 1995 - 2002, Chair 2000
  • Board of Regents, The University of Texas System, 1993 - 1999 Vice Chairman 1995 - 1997
  • Texas National Research Laboratory Commission (oversight of the Superconducting Super Collider, a high-energy physics research facility under construction as a project of the United States Department of Energy), 1991 - 1993 Vice Chair
  • Austin Area Urban League Board, 1976 - 79
  • The University of Texas System Chancellor's Council Executive Committee
  • Texas Women's Political Caucus Board, University of Texas at Austin
  • Founder, Center for Women in the Law, University of Texas School of Law
  • Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Women, University of Texas at Austin (Ex Students Representative)
  • Capital IDEA Board, Executive Committee
  • The Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies Board
  • The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and the Austin Area Research Organization (AARO) Board

Awards and Recognition

  • Woman of Distinction awarded by Girl Scouts of Central Texas, 2010
  • University of Texas Law Alumni Association recipient of the Law School’s Distinguished Alumnus Award for Community Service, 2002
  • Honorary Order of the Coif, awarded by The University of Texas School of Law, Spring 1997
  • Profile in Power Leader awarded by the Austin Business Journal, 2001
  • Woman of the Year — Business Enterprise, awarded by the YWCA of Greater Austin, 2000
  • Woman of Merit, Omicron Delta Kappa, Baylor University, 1995
  • Outstanding Achievement, Travis County Women Lawyers, 1991
  • Outstanding Woman in Justice, American Association of University Women, 1978
  • One of Six Outstanding Women of Austin, Austin American-Statesman, 1975
  • President of Student Body, Baylor University, 1968-69