• J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, May 2012
  • B.S., University of Texas at Austin – Corporate Communication Studies, Business Foundations certification
Professional Experience


  • Attorney, Ryan Law


  • Managing Attorney, Law Office of Lauren  Kennedy Smith, PLLC
  • Associate Attorney, Beachley Smith Law,  PLLC
  • Associate Attorney, Edwards Law, PLLC
  • Felony Assistant District  Attorney, Bexar County District  Attorney’s Office

Lauren is one of two recent additions to the firm’s Fort Worth office and concentrates her practice on securing property value corrections and reductions for the firm’s commercial clients through negotiated settlements and litigation.

Before joining Ryan Law, Lauren was a solo practitioner representing clients in a variety of legal matters: probate, guardianship, estate planning, real estate, business formation, property tax delinquency, and personal injury settlements. Lauren started her legal career in the Bexar County District Attorney’s office, starting out as a law clerk, moving up to a misdemeanor prosecutor and intake specialist, and then supervising a heavy felony trial docket.
Lauren received her Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, and her BS in Corporate Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

In her free time, Lauren enjoys traveling, playing tennis, completing needlework projects and attending her boys’ sporting events. Lauren and her husband, Clayton, have two young boys, a dog and a flock of backyard chickens.
For assistance with property tax disputes, please contact Lauren directly at 817.710.7984.

Areas of Expertise

Property Tax
Professional/ Civic Affiliations
  • 2012 – Present, State Bar of Texas
  • 2018 – Present, Tarrant County Bar Association
  • 2012 – Present, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors  Fraternity, Tarlton Inn
  • 2007 – Present, Texas Exes Life Member
  • 2007 – Present, Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association; Fort Worth Chapter (2018-Present)
Admitted to Practice
  • Supreme Court of Texas, May 2012