SANTA ROSA -- Smith Dollar PC opened the firm's third office, located in Lewisville, Texas, giving the financial services law firm a presence in three states -- California, Florida and now Texas.

"With East and West Coast offices, the expansion into the central U.S. market was a natural fit," said firm co-founder Rachel Dollar. "Our new office will enable us to serve the Texas state and federal court litigation and business needs of our clients."

The Texas office will be managed by attorney Sherrill A. Oates. She has more than 10 years of residential and commercial finance law experience, including advising and representing clients concerning small-business lending programs, residential mortgage lending practices, and regulatory and compliance issues.

 Smith Dollar (707-522-1100, is a financial services law firm that provides counsel, transaction support and litigation representation to financial institutions, mortgage companies and other industry participants.