Our History

Smith Strong, PLC began as an idea to provide world-class service as a boutique family law firm, serving individuals and their families.  Attorney Van Smith began Smith Strong, PLC with a five page website he made himself, an I-Phone, and a laptop in January 2012.

Highly trained staff, rigid development of systems, and dogged commitment to quality representation soon followed.  Growth was immediate and continued. 

Smith Strong, PLC has doubled in size each year since it’s founding, while expanding from just divorce and custody matters to also including sophisticated estate planning and elder law solutions.  It opened its Williamsburg branch in 2013, with each Richmond attorney devoting one day each week to the branch location.

Attorney Van Smith began with a small 7 foot by 8-foot office with no windows in January 2012, the size of a nice walk-in closet.  Three and a half years later, on August 20, 2015, he closed on an office building just west of Willow Lawn/Libbie Mill on Staples Mill.

We are richly blessed at Smith Strong, PLC.

Despite our growth, we keep our client membership per attorney small to ensure quality service.  Avvo.com has awarded Smith Strong, PLC its family law client satisfaction award in 2013, and 2015, and awarding attorney Van Smith a perfect 10 out of 10 rating in the areas of family law and estate planning.

In January 2015, the Richmond Times-Dispatch awarded attorney Van Smith its Reader’s Choice Award for local Attorney.