Attorney Brooke Throckmorton practices in Smith Strong's Estate Planning, Elder Law, Estate/Fiduciary Litigation, Probate, and Estate Administration.
Brooke grew up in Hanover County where she attended Hanover High School. During high school, Brooke played basketball and softball. She went on to play softball at Bridgewater College where she graduated, cum laude, with a major in English, and a minor in Communications.
After college, she attended the University of Richmond for law school. While in law school, Brooke participated in many clubs including Moot Court where she served as secretary, Criminal Law Society where she served as president for two years, and the Journal of Law and Technology where she handled public and alumni relations. She also served as a Law Student Advisor and Research Assistant to Professor Henry Chambers. Additionally, she tutored inmates at the Richmond City Jail. For her work during her time at the University of Richmond, Brooke received the Carrico Center Pro Bono Certificate which is awarded for completing 120 hours or more of pro bono service during law school. Additionally, she received the Virginia State Bar Criminal Law Section award. Brooke graduated cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law.
Following law school, Brooke clerked for the Henrico Circuit Court. In her capacity as a law clerk, Brooke assisted the Henrico Circuit Court judges by briefing both criminal and civil legal issues, handling divorces, name changes, and guardianship and conservatorship cases. This work gave Brooke a unique insight into the judicial process which better allows her to tailor her advocacy during litigation cases and settlements.
After her clerkship, Brooke prosecuted criminal cases in the City of Richmond as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for three and a half years. During her time with the City of Richmond, she handled traffic matters, misdemeanors, and felony cases. During her time in Richmond, Brooke managed over 100 cases at a time, most of which were heavily litigated. Through this work, she honed in on her advocacy skills, time management, effective negotiation, and being able to think quickly on her feet. This trait helps Brooke to assist clients by negotiationg favorable outcomes and/or effectively advocate for clients.
When she isn't at work, Brooke enjoys spending time with her family and friends and working out.
Brooke is licensed to practice law in Virginia and is a member of the Virginia State Bar.