Sophie Studer

Sophie Studer

Attorney & Counselor at Law
  • Smith Strong, PLC
  • 5803 Staples Mill Road Richmond, VA 23228
  • 804-325-1245

Sophie Studer practices in the family law and estate litigation division of Smith Strong, PLC.

Having graduated cum laude with a degree in economics in her undergraduate studies, Sophie subsequently earned her J.D. at the University of Richmond School of Law. 

Sophie grew up in Illinois, but is proud to call Richmond, Virginia home. 

She is now working alongside our team of attorneys in divorce, child custody, support, will contests, guardian/conservatorship, and trust/estate dispute matters.


University of Richmond School of Law, J.D.

• Journal of Law and Technology, Managing Editor 

Florida Gulf Coast University
B.S., Economics, cum laude 

Sophie meets with clients each day on divorce, custody, support, criminal defense, and estate/fiduciary litigation matters. She appears each week in the circuit and juvenile & domestic relations courts of counties in a 1.5 hour radius around Richmond, Virginia, including:

  • Henrico,
  • Chesterfield,
  • Hanover,
  • Caroline,
  • Goochland,
  • Powhatan,
  • Amelia,
  • Buckingham,
  • New Kent,
  • Louisa,
  • Charles City,
  • Dinwiddie,
  • Prince George,
  • Essex,
  • King William,
  • King & Queen,
  • Williamsburg,
  • James City County,
  • York County, and
  • City of Richmond, among others.

Sophie provides a comprehensive range of family law services from advice and counseling on the most sophisticated and complex business and legal issues to negotiating agreements, mediating disputes, and litigation involving:

  • Premarital, postnuptial and marital settlement agreements;

  • Divorce;

  • Child custody and support;

  • Spousal support;

  • Property distribution;

  • Business succession;

  • Integrated solutions for wealth management and preservation;

  • Civil litigation;

  • Military Divorce;

  • Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney Disputes, and Estate Litigation.