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Roy J. Smith, IV

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Altamonte Springs, FL

The Smith Family Law Firm, P.A.
815 N. Orienta Ave., Suite 2050
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Phone: 407-663-5672
Fax: 407-790-4901
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012
Licensed in Florida Since: 2000
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

At The Smith Family Law Firm, Roy J. Smith, IV, is a family law attorney who represents clients in Altamonte Springs, Florida, as well as Winter Park, Lake Mary, Wekiwa Springs, Lockhart, Orlando and the surrounding metropolitan areas. In 2014, he was included on the Top 10 Family Law Lawyers in Florida by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, and the Orlando Business Journal nominated him for the Most Influential Men list in 2012. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Admitted to practice in Florida for more than two decades, Mr. Smith attended Nova Southeastern University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies in 1997. He then moved on to the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he graduated with honors with his Juris Doctor in 2000. While attending law school, he was the Florida Law Review’s Senior Articles Editor.

Mr. Smith has an Avvo “Superb” rating as a Top Attorney for Family Law and a Top Attorney for Divorce Law. Along with his career as an attorney, he is also certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Civil Mediator and a Family Law Mediator. His practice extends from family law matters into personal injury cases, and he has extensive experience in both areas of the law.

A member of The Florida Bar, he served as the Orange County Grievance Committee Chair. Mr. Smith is also a member of the Central Florida Family Law American Inn of Court, the Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida, the Florida Justice Association and the Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Selections

9 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012

About Roy J. Smith, IV

First Admitted: 2000, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.thesmithfamilylawfirm.com/roy-j-smith-iv/

Bar/Professional Activity

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Senior Articles Editor of the Florida Law Review, University of Florida College of Law
  • Yearly to Bi-Yearly lectures regarding the practice of Family Law and the Collaborative Family Law Practice at the following educational institutions: Barry University College of Law and Nova Southeastern University
  • “Current Challenges in PIP (Database/Usual and Customary Charges)” Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, March, 2004
  • "Customary Challenges in PIP (Database/Usual and Customary Charges", Academy Of Florida Trial Lawyers, 2004
  • "A Practical Refresher on Litigating the Florida Auto Injury Case", NBI, 2005
  • "The PIP Wars (Material Misrepresentation)", Academy Of Florida Trial Lawyers, 2006
  • "Obtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury Clients", NBI, 2008
  • "2008 Auto Negligence Seminar", Florida Justice Association, 2008
  • "No-Fault Law: Current Issues and Strategies", NBI, 2008

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board Member of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Florida Bar Grievance Committee
  • Participant in St. Margaret Mary Parish Attorney Program Member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic School Parent Business Network

Educational Background

  • Nova Southeastern UniversityBachelors of Science, Legal Studies, with highest honors 1997, Recipient of Outstanding Achievement Award in Liberal Arts, President, Alpha Chi (AX) Honors Fraternity

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Recipient of Distinguished Alumni Award from Nova Southeastern University, 2009

Honors/Awards

  • The National Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • Recipient of Gertrude Brick Award for Outstanding Board Member: Florida Law Review (2000), University of Florida College of Law
  • Recipient of Frank E. Maloney Award for Outstanding Candidate: Florida Law Review (1999), University of Florida College of Law
  • , 2016 "Super Lawyer" Designation by Florida Super Lawyers
  • , 2015 "Super Lawyer" Designation by Florida Super Lawyers
  • , 2013 “Super Lawyer” Designation by Florida Super Lawyers
  • , 2011 “One of Orlando’s Top Lawyers” for “Excellence in Family Law” by Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine.
  • , 2010 “Rising Star” Designation by Florida Super Lawyers
  • , 2011 “Rising Star” Designation by Florida Super Lawyers
  • Acknowledged as one of the top 10 Family Law Lawyers in Florida under the age of 40, Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2014
  • Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, Nova Southeastern University, 2009
  • Nominee for "40 under 40", The Orlando Business Journal, 2011
  • "The Regions Top Lawyers", Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine, 2012
  • "Orlando's Renaissance Men", Orlando Style Magazine, 2011
  • "40 Under 40" Nominee, Orlando Business Journal, 2012
  • "Most Influential Men" Nominee, Orlando Business Journal, 2012
  • AV Rated (Preeminent), Martindale-Hubbell
  • "Legal Elite: Up & Comers", Florida Trend Magazine, 2011

Industry Groups

  • Collaborative Family Law
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Office Location for Roy J. Smith, IV

815 N. Orienta Ave.
Suite 2050
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Phone: 407-663-5672

Fax: 407-790-4901

Last Updated: 6/15/2021

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