Former Smith Strong Attorney Gabrielle Dennis

Gabrielle Dennis now works in a research-based role at Thomson Reuters in Richmond, VA.

Attorney Gabrielle Dennis served our family law and estate planning clients with a firm, calm, and analytical style that guided her out-of-court negotiation and in-court advocacy.

Gabrielle grew up in beautiful Nelson County, Virginia, near Charlottesville.  Having earned her undergraduate degree in Government from the University of Virginia, she then graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law.  Somewhere between the two schools, she also became a big college football fan.

Prior to attending law school, Gabrielle worked as a legal assistant at a general practice firm in Lovingston, Virginia (Nelson County), where she assisted in the handling of real estate transactions and the representation of clients in family law matters and criminal cases. Gabrielle gained practical experience when she returned there as a summer associate following both her first and second years of law school.

During law school, Gabrielle was a Notes and Articles Editor for the Georgia Journal of Intellectual Property and a teaching assistant for legal research and writing Professor Curtis Nesset, as well as an active member of the Family Law Society. While in law school, Gabrielle worked as a law clerk for the Department of Family & Child Services, where she assisted with the legal processes necessary to help ensure the safety and wellbeing of children in social services custody.  Before joining Smith Strong, Gabrielle served as an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney in her hometown of Nelson County, Virginia, prosecuting both misdemeanor and felony criminal cases, as a budding trial lawyer. 

She is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Toryn Harmon, 5-Star Review, January 11, 2019

I definitely recommend this law firm!! I was fortunate enough to work with Gabrielle Dennis and her team and they worked with me every second of the way! I live in Kansas and they were still happy to help me! I can’t thank them enough for doing an amazing job! If I have anymore issues with child custody I know for a fact I will be coming back to Gabrielle! Thank you again for everything!!




Gabrielle Dennis

Gabrielle Dennis

  • Former Smith Strong Attorney
  • Smith Strong, PLC
  • 5803 Staples Mill Road Richmond, VA 23228
  • 804-325-1245