Edward V. Smith III

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Edward V. Smith IIIEdward V. Smith III, Dallas :: senior counsel for the Stephens-Guthrie law firm in Dallas, and his wife, Judge Nikki DeShazo, were honored with the naming of a clerkship created by the Dallas Bar Association. The Judge Nikki DeShazo and Edward V. Smith III Dallas County Probate Clerkship and Mentoring Program is aimed at law student clerks, including those attending UNT, for the Dallas County probate judges. Both he and his wife have received lifetime achievement awards from the Dallas Bar Association Wills and Probate Section and the Texas Bar Association Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section. He served on UNT’s Board of Regents from 1978 to 1979 and received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1992. Nikki DeShazo was named an honorary alumna of UNT in 1998.