Our Clients Say It Best: Smith Strong Law Firm Delivers Outstanding Legal Services

I am always grateful when clients write thank you notes and leave satisfied scores on legal rating websites.  Of course, results vary and past performance does not provide any guarantee for future cases, or your case in particular.  But I’d be personally leery of becoming involved with an attorney with less than positive reviews. Wouldn’t you? 

These reviews were left on my public Avvo profile, emailed to our firm, or directly sent to us from this website.

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  • Van and the rest of the team at Smith Strong have done excellent work with us.

    Van and the rest of the team at Smith Strong have done excellent work with us. We went to him for estate planning, and Van took the time to go through in detail all our different options. We never felt rushed or pressured, because he took his time with us, encouraged us to take our time to make decisions, and he was patient to review concepts with us. Additionally, his team went above and beyond in helping us speed up the process due to a pending home purchase. They took care of things very quickly, and were extremely helpful in dealing with our mortgage company. We have already recommended Van and his team to our family and friends, and will continue to do so. Thanks Van for your excellent service!

    Esther, estate planning client
  • I appreciate everything this firm has done for me throughout this difficult time...

    I appreciate everything this firm has done for me throughout this difficult time and have been extremely happy with the professionalism and courtesy that were extended to both myself and my wife during the deliberations. My career requires the highest levels of customer service so I am very particular about the businesses and associations I have based simply on how they treat their clientele. I chose this firm because of the level of customer service that I perceived in Van's reviews and the fact that he actually takes the time to read them and respond. I read hundreds of reviews of different lawyers and usually the only response was to defend themselves and try to discredit the source, but not Van. His responses show the passion he has for his career and his clients. I was thoroughly impressed by everyone that I spoke with in the firm and they far exceeded my expectations. During the initial consultation he brought in an associate attorney (at no charge to me) to consult with me as well based on my specific situation. They were not pushy or judgmental in any way and we talked well past the hour that was allotted for me (again at no extra cost). I felt very "listened too" and understood every time I spoke with them. Fortunately my wife and I decided to work on fixing things before moving on to the D word. Their counsel and help were exactly what I needed and provided the assurance that if things didn't work they would take care of whatever I needed. To the other reviews that mention being charged repeatedly, I can only speak to my experience but I can't count the times that I talked with Van or another attorney at absolutely no cost simply because they wanted to check in on me. They are always willing to work out a payment solution so don't feel embarrassed if you need to ask for their help in figuring it out or a little more time until that next paycheck comes (I personally had to do so and was amazed at the understanding response I received). I will be sure to recommend them to anyone I know that may need their services and will be back if I should ever need too.

    Brian, consulted Van in 2015 for family law matter
  • I knew nothing about estate planning until I was introduced to Van Smith.

    I knew nothing about estate planning until I was introduced to Van Smith. He was truly enlightening and helped me begin my journey thru this legal procedure. Van is calm and works thru your questions with patience.

    Ed, estate planning client
  • Estate Planning Consultation was an eye opener.

    Thank you Van for your excellent Estate Planning consultation. From the internet, I gathered some information on this subject but your consultation session has been an eye opener for me. You were very professional and have answered all my questions. I would recommend your firm to anyone for future Estate Planning services.

    James, had an estate planning consultation with Van
  • Made a tough process simple.

    H. Van Smith and his firm made my divorce as smooth as possible. There is no such thing as an easy divorce but by taking the time to explain the process and my options, attorney Smith and his team made it easier to navigate. They were with me every step of the way and kept me informed as to the status of the proceedings. I couldn't be more appreciative. You won't be sorry if you choose H. Van Smith for your family law needs.

    Daniel, divorce client
  • I will recommend him and his team for family law matters.

    Mr Smith and team is very good in field of family law. They were prompt in reply. Meticulous work in gathering documents and evidences. Mr Smith was sharp and to the point in court arguments to be able to achieve favorable out come in my case.  I will recommend him and his team for family law matters.

    Patel, client who went to family law court with Van
  • I would recommend him to anyone who needs legal help!

    I had a consultation in Van's office with Van himself. I feel I'm very lucky to choose him, professional advise, no push, honest to me, and most important is he will not hold anything back even if it's not gonna bring him any interests . He told me to wait till 2017 to start my case, for the better chance to win. I really appreciate his honest. He is nice to my son, and very nicely walk me out to my car after consultation, which makes me feel more like friends. I'll say no any other attorney will do this to his client. I would recommend him to anyone who needs legal help! I'll hire him in 2017, and I'll come back and give more info!

    Shan, woman who met with Van October 2016
  • He did a fantastic job in every aspect.

    Going to meet Van was one of the hardest days of my life. He did a fantastic job in every aspect. I am beyond satisfied. Van and his team are exceptional, you can trust them. His online videos and books really prepare you as well. Look no further, you won't find better.

    Sarah, family law client
  • Van was masterful in the courtroom. It was evident that he prepared thoroughly for my case.

    Van was masterful in the courtroom. It was evident that he prepared thoroughly for my case. We spoke on the Sunday afternoon prior to my Tuesday court date to go over any last minute issues. Throughout the process his staff did an excellent job keeping me informed. Not a week went by that I didn't receive mail from Smith Strong on copies of documents submitted to the defendant or court.

    Larry, 2015 client of the firm
  • Couple feels that attorney Van Smith is someone you can put your trust in.

    My husband and I have had a really hard time finding a decent lawyer. My husband got online and simply typed in the best family attorney in or near Williamsburg Va. Vans was the first page that popped up and im glad it did! We've been through so much and it was refreshing meeting Van and his team. They welcomed us in with open arms. Van and his team explained things thoroughly, they were easy to get into contact with, and were very understanding of your situation. When your looking to hire someone to put your trust in, you want someone who truly loves what they do. You will get that with Van and his team. I would definitely recommend Van to anyone looking for a great knowledgeable friendly attorney!!!

    Matt and Jess, family law clients
  • Client is thankful for the professional handling of her estate and deed matter at Smith Strong, PLC.

    Thank you Van and your team for your professionalism, efficiency and patience in explaining all the aspects of the trust and deed process this morning.  Having all this in place and set so carefully will really help my peace of mind and make it easier for my husband and son should something happen to me.

    Beth R., 57 year old woman, Henrico County, Va
  • From the moment I walked in the door, the staff welcomed me with open arms...

    I am currently seeking professional legal guidance with Smith Strong Plc and from the moment I walked in the door the staff welcomed me with open arms . The staff is very caring, and when your going through such a life changing event that's exactly what you need. You need people who care and want to help you move forward. At Smith Strong Plc that's exactly what you get. I'm so pleased to say my lawyer is from there.  Thank you again to the wonderful staff for helping me through my transition in life.

    Tracey M., 36 year old female, from Chesterfield County, Va
  • Attorney Van Smith made an otherwise awkward process of a prenup consult with my fiance an enjoyable one - which is a bit hard to believe, but the honest-to-God truth! He made both of us feel very comfortable as soon as we stepped into his office and then he impressed us both even more by his in-depth knowledge and expertise.

    Attorney Van Smith made an otherwise awkward process of a prenup consult with my fiance an enjoyable one - which is a bit hard to believe, but the honest-to-God truth! He made both of us feel very comfortable as soon as we stepped into his office and then he impressed us both even more by his in-depth knowledge and expertise. His thoughtful suggestions for what to include in our prenuptial agreement in particular were super helpful, along with the additional resources he provided via both print and online (by the way, check out his website, it is fantastic!). Our initial consult could have easily taken about 20-30 minutes, but my fiance and I were with Van for almost an hour because he was so friendly and fun, and we felt super comfortable asking him for sound legal advice in regards to our upcoming marriage. We scheduled this initial appointment with Van based on a referral from a good friend, and now I can see why. I would strongly recommend any couple interested in a prenup to hire Attorney Smith - he is smart, he is professional, but the bottom line is that he treated both me and my fiance with the utmost respect - which to me is so valuable when it comes to very personal matters such as marriage.

    Rowena, 32 years old, Professor, Prenuptial Agreement Client
  • On behalf of ThreeBestRated.com, this Certificate of Excellence award for "Richmond, VA Top 3 Divorce Lawyers" is proudly presented to H. Van Smith after duly checking extensive customer reviews, ratings, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence.

    CERTFICATE OF EXCELLENCE Richmond, VA Top 3 Divorce Lawyers H. Van Smith "On behalf of ThreeBestRated.com, this Certificate of Excellence award is proudly presented after duly checking extensive customer review, ratings, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust, cost and the general excellence.  Your commitment to these values and your consistent high quality in your are of business is hereby acknowledged and certified."

    President & CEO of ThreeBestRated.com
  • Your book and advice have helped me make difficult choices a little easier.

    "I wanted to take a quick moment to say thank you to both of you. Your book and advice have helped me make difficult choices a little easier. I have started my process with someone in my area. I went in feeling much more knowledgeable and secure when speaking with him and surprised my husband with my skills when we have spoken.  Again thank you."