Meet the Team Behind Innovative Legal Solutions

Experienced professionals dedicated to your success.

At Innovative Legal Solutions, we believe our people are our greatest asset. Our Houston team is comprised of seasoned litigation support specialists, legal technologists, and dedicated client relationship managers. We foster a collaborative environment where deep expertise and a passion for client service go hand-in-hand.

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Our Founder

Alicia Smith

Alicia Smith proudly wears many hats: wife, mother, entrepreneur, volunteer, and philanthropist.  Alicia is the President and CEO of Innovative Legal Solutions which all began in 1992 when she founded Houston-based Associated Video Services, Inc.  The first female-owned legal video enterprise in Houston. Her entrepreneurial drive led her to expand Associated Video into Innovative Legal Solutions in 1997.  Alicia was appointed to the CRCB Task Force in 2008, serves on the board of directors of the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance, Crime Stoppers of Houston, The Houston Ballet, the Southwest Regional Board of Directors for UNICEF, the advisory board for Houston PetSet and is a member of the International Women’s Forum and the WBENC Forum.

While her business flourished, so too did Alicia’s personal life.  She and husband, Lance, are the proud parents of three sons, Lance, Jr.–25, Cole-23 and Chandler-21, and can always be found supporting their many activities. Alicia attributes her role as a parent to further strengthening her commitment to serving charitable organizations that benefit youth, health and the arts.  Of the many hats Alicia wears, being a mother is her most cherished and meaningful role.

Alicia cannot thank her husband Lance, and her three boys enough for graciously supporting everything that she does and for allowing her to share her time with others.


Certainly talking the talk while walking the walk, Alicia has been involved in an extensive range of philanthropic endeavors, drawing upon her extensive business skills as chair, co-chair, auction chair, invitation chair, program chair and advisor for events, festivals and galas benefiting the American Heart Association, Amschwand Sarcoma Foundation, The Houston Ballet, UNICEF, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, The Children’s Assessment Center, The Houston Museum of Natural Science, The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, The Mission of Yahweh, March of Dimes, The Houston Symphony, The Ronald McDonald House, Gr8 Hope Foundation,  Arrow Child & Family Ministries, Lutheran South Academy, PDAP and the 100th Anniversary of Houston’s Parks & Recreation Department to name a few.  Alicia recently co-chaired the Houston Chronicle Best Dressed Luncheon benefiting the March of Dimes and is currently a member of the Hermann Park Conservancy Campaign Committee.


Though her dance card is certainly full balancing family life and a rewarding career, volunteer work seems to come naturally to Alicia.  Her honors include the Team Excellence Award – CAC Direct Service Volunteer by the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas, 2004 Children’s Assessment Center Spirt of Spring Honoree, 2007 Woman of Distinction, Leadership Houston Class XXVI, named 25 Most Beautiful Houstonians by HTexas Magazine in 2007, 2009 and 2015, named an Haute Mom by Icon Magazine, honored by Crisis Intervention of Houston “The A List,” chosen as a Houston Sweetheart, received the Excellence in Bloom award from the Women’s Health Summit, Huffington Center on Aging, 2014 GHWCC Breakthrough Woman, 2014 Social Book Houston Treasure, a 2015 Community Champion by Texas Children’s Cancer Center, a 2017 Woman of Substance by The Mission of Yahweh, one of  Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2017, top WBE CEO of 2017, 2018 Easter Seals Hats Off to Mothers Honoree and 2018 Houston Chronicle Best Dressed.

Our Staff

Innovative has provided valued and trusted services since 1992. The hallmark of our services is quality and reliability. Our clients know that they can call on us “when everything counts.” Our staff is comprised of highly skilled professionals that have met the company’s rigorous demands for certification, continuing education and skill development.

We are always looking to add to our team. If you would like to join one of the fastest growing companies in the litigation support and document services industries.   Please contact us at

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