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Horace Smith

Horace Smith

Family Law and Estate and Probate Lawyer
Smith Strong, PLC
Richmond, VA
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About Horace Smith

Attorney Biography

Van Smith is the sole owner of SMITH | STRONG, PLC (www.smithstrong.com) and a member of the family law sections of the Virginia State Bar, American Bar Association, and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

Van’s family law practice resolves complex divorce, related tax and business issues, custody and support plans, property distribution, integrated solutions for wealth preservation and management post-separation, civil litigation, defense of juvenile and domestic relations court criminal matters, and estate planning. He also routinely assists small businesses and entrepreneurs, serving as an effective legal counselor.

SMITH | Strong, PLC maintains offices in both Richmond and Williamsburg, VA. The firm recognizes that many family law clients are in deep emotional and financial upheaval; therefore, the first meeting is designed to bring comfort and to chart a way forward.Van provides personal attention to each client through skillful communication, agreeing upon a plan of action after listening carefully to the client’s unique situation and goals. Prior to forming SMITH | STRONG, PLC, Van worked under highly-regarded divorce and family law attorneys in Northern Virginia with the law firm Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White; and he began his legal career with Williams Mullen in Richmond, Virginia, practicing civil litigation for a wide range of corporate clients. Van has been featured several times in the Richmond Times Dispatch and Daily Press; and he welcomes the opportunity to educate his community on divorce and family law issues in Virginia.

Van has won a number of awards over the years for recognition as an excellent attorney, including:

Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 In Virginia for 2014 (National Academy of Family Law Attorneys)

10 Best Under 40 Attorneys for Virginia (American Institute of Family Law Attorneys)

Top 100 Attorneys (The National Advocates')

Readers' Choice Lawyer 2014 (Richmond Times Dispatch)

To meet with Van or one of his associate attorneys at Smith Strong, feel free to call our Richmond office at 804.325.1245 or our Williamsburg office at 757-941-4298.

Practice Areas

Family Law (58%)
Estate and Probate Law (27%)
Elder Law (15%)

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Bar Licenses

Virginia State Bar
Member in Good Standing


Marshall-Wythe School of Law - William & Mary
Marshall-Wythe School of Law - William & Mary
Juris Doctor

Awards & Honors

Reader's Choice Lawyer
Richmond Times-Dispatch

Top 100 Matrimonial and Family Lawyers
National Advocates

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Commercial Recognitions

Client's Choice Award-Divorce

Rising Star-Family Law
Super Lawyers

Client Satisfaction in Family Law

Top 10 Family Law Attorney Under 40 in Virginia
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys

Client Satisfaction in Family Law

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Horace Smith
Smith Strong, PLC
5803 Staples Mill Rd.
Richmond, VA 23228
Office: 804-325-1245

Secondary Address:
123 Bulifants Boulevard
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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