L. Scott Smith was admitted to the practice of law in the State of Texas in October, 1981. He was a trial attorney in his own firm for approximately twenty years. In 1994, he was the first attorney in South Texas to be certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the areas of consumer and commercial law.
Prior to his entry into the legal profession, Dr. Smith was seminary-educated and ordained to the ministry in a mainline Protestant denomination. He is privileged to have served several pastorates in Texas. After his retirement from active law practice, he returned briefly to the ministry, working as a resident hospital chaplain and, later, as an interim senior minister.
In addition to having earned degrees in government, law and theology, he holds the Ph.D. in philosophy of religion from Columbia University (New York), where he wrote his doctoral dissertation on the cognitive status of truth-claims in speculative philosophy, according to the thought of Immanuel Kant and Alfred North Whitehead respectively.
Dr. Smith has instructed courses in philosophy, religion, and law in higher education settings. His scholarship in these subjects has been published throughout the United States.
The focus of his most recent writing is a book, entitled America Unraveling: A Politically Incorrect Analysis of Public Faith and Culture. As its subtitle suggests, the book is a novel approach to issues of American faith and culture. In a "no holds barred" fashion, the work sets forth the major reasons for and consequences of the spiritual erosion of the country. He speaks unflinchingly to the American mind and heart.