Steven E. Smathers

Adjunct faculty

Chief Legal Counsel | Sowell & Co.


Steven Smathers is the Chief Legal Counsel for Sowell & Co.  He has been teaching at SMU for 15 plus years finds the students a challenge and a delight. Their inquiries keep him aware and constantly force him to check his assumptions about law and life. Teaching them to think and rely on their ability to reason is his consummate goal. The phone they carry contains all the facts they will ever need but their ability to assemble those facts to deal with the issue of the moment will define them as lawyers. 


Areas of Expertise

  • Finance
  • Corporate Law
  • Reorganization
  • Mergers and Acquisitions


B.S., Microbiology, Ohio State University
J.D., summa cum laude, Ohio State University


Corporate Finance & Acquisition