Stuart Gregory Smith was born on July 19, 1959 in San Diego, California.

He obtained his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, in 1985, including a stint with the school's law review. He was called to the State Bar of Texas that same year.

According to the website of Naman Howell Smith and Lee of Waco, Texas:

"Stuart Smith primarily practices business litigation, employment litigation, and governmental liability defense. Upon completion from law school, he clerked for ... the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Following the clerkship, he spent one year teaching at an Anglican Trade School in Kenya before joining the firm."

Stuart SmithThat's where any description of this attorney, that might resemble the norm, or be otherwise expected, ends.

In March 2009, Smith and two other hardy adventurers started - and succeeded - a 52-day, 650-mile cross-country ski expedition to the North Pole. The expedition stared at Ellesmere Island, far in Canada's north, in -55 degree Fahrenheit weather (-48ºC).

On April 25, they reached the pole and made the return trip by helicopter.

Just another day at the office for Attorney, Mr. Stuart Smith, Attorney.

In March 2002, he could be found at the Everest Base Camp, Nepal, readying for an ascent of Mount Chomolungma, known in the English language as Mount Everest.

Only 20% make it and 2% die in the attempt (but, frankly, about the same risk as an appeal before the Supreme Court).

After two months acclimatizing to the high altitude, his seven-member team launched out from High Camp.

On May 16, 2002, the Everest News posted:

"... climbers Phil and Susan Ershler, Ted Wheeler, Danuru Sherpa, Dorje Lama Sherpa, and Mingma Tshering Sherpa reached the top of Everest at 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, May 16. Team member Stuart Smith and Mingma Ongel Sherpa reached the top about an hour later."

Smith also skied to the South Pole in November-December, 2004 from Hercules Inlet, Antarctica.

When he returned from his Mount Everest climb, where he had unfurled the state flag, he told a Texas Bar reporter:

"It was hard to get excited about depositions and discovery."