Mary Goldsmith is of counsel to GB&C, and works on specified matters by mutual agreement with the firm.
Mary lived most of her early life in Tyler, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas in 1974 from the Plan II Honors Program with honors and special honors in history. After two years working on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, she attended the University of Texas School of Law, where she served as Articles Editor of the Texas Law Review and graduated in 1979 with a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree.
Mary was admitted to the California bar in 1979 and practiced law in Los Angeles until 1981, devoting her attention to banking and commercial law, labor relations, corporations, real estate and litigation. She was admitted to the Texas bar in 1982. She has served as general counsel, vice president and chief operating officer to a Houston-based corporate group engaged in domestic and international oil trading, commodities futures trading, real estate investment and development, development of patents related to water purification, fuels rack terminal management, and coal, chemicals, refining and oil and gas exploration activities.
In 1990, Mary joined the Corpus Christi office of one of the state’s preeminent insurance defense firms, where she practiced as an associate attorney and later a partner, having substantial involvement in litigation of high exposure and multi-party litigation. After leaving the firm and devoting a few years to formation and operation of family business and travel, she joined her brother Bob Goldsmith as of counsel to GB&C in late 2008.
Mary has lived in Port Aransas, Texas for many years, and works with GB&C by electronic virtual office. She has been active in Gulf Coast community affairs, including three terms as Port Aransas City Council member, Member and Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission, and Vice President of the Texas Gulf Surfing Association. Her interests include surfing, surf photography, diving, fishing and travel.