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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  • Family law client client raves that the Smith Strong team has gone "our of their way to help" through a difficult legal situation.

    I have been with Smith Strong since the fall of 2017. Both Van Smith and Gabrielle Dennis have represented me. The entire team has been nothing but supportive and heavily involved from the beginning. This includes everything from reviewing my PSA, to re-writing my PSA, to scheduling and participating in "settlement" meetings, to going to court with me (numerous times, to dealing with an extremely difficult Opposing Counsel. Theresa Christopher (Theresa Reynolds) and Gabrielle Dennis have been nothing short of miracle workers, and have gone out of their way to help through very difficult, trying, and aggravating times. I would recommend Smith Strong to anyone who is going through or will going through a divorce, particularly a messy one!

    Melissa Cowan, family law client, 2018
  • The National Business Institute thanks Attorney Van Smith for his Fall 2018 presentation on family law and tax issues.

    "Thanks, [Van], so much for all your hard work. The success of this seminar is a reflection of the dedication and time you put forth. We look forward to working with you again in the future.  Best Wishes & Thank You!"

    National Business Institute team thanking attorney Van Smith for his preparation and presentation of CLE on family law and tax issues, 2018
  • Reader raves that divorce and custody book helped her through a daunting process

    "Divorce and Custody in Virginia written by H. Van Smith works as an excellent tutorial, guiding you through the anxious and daunting process of divorce and child custody in the state of Virginia. The book details the “what if’s”, detailing worse case scenarios. What if your ex-spouse is trying to get custody of the children? What if your ex-spouse is overtly hostile, inflammatory, deceitful, manipulative, even launching a campaign to make you look like a bad parent both in the eyes of your children and the law? Entering a divorce is difficult but going through a custody battle throws your life in a warzone. Smith’s book navigates you through this tenuous process with careful, thoughtful steps on what to expect. Mr. Smith’s “Marquis of Success” is garnered from his experience as one of Virginia’s most winning attorneys in family court law (as evidenced by client accounts in his book), granting you powerful skills that will help you maintain healthy relationships with your kids, fight unfair accusations, and uphold your rights as a parent." HUNDRED STAR REVIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazon.com review  

    Elizabeth St. Michel, June 10, 2017
  • Client said firm helped her through a difficult process.

    Van Smith and his associates assisted me through a difficult process. Their patience and guidance as well as their understanding of the situation I was in throughout the case allowed me peace of mind. I appreciate their efforts and how they handled my case and highly recommend them to anybody looking for a reputable family law firm. Thank you to Van and his associates!

    Jessica, 2014 family law 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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