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Donna J. Smiedt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Arlington, TX

The Family Law Firm of Donna J. Smiedt
3216 W Arkansas Ln
Arlington, TX 76016
Phone: 817-572-9900
Fax: 817-572-7679
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006
Licensed in Texas Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Donna J. Smiedt is the founder and owner of The Family Law Firm of Donna J. Smiedt in Arlington, Texas. Board certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Ms. Smiedt has more than 33 years of legal experience, and she provides exceptional representation and support to clients throughout the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Tarrant County and the surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Divorce

·       Child custody and support

·       Property division

·       Alimony and spousal support

·       Paternity

·       Adoptions

·       Post-divorce modifications

·       Family law litigation

·       Divorce mediation

Throughout the course of her legal career, Ms. Smiedt has gained a reputation as a competent and compassionate attorney who delivers highly personalized counsel to her clients to better address their needs and help them achieve the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. She fully understands the emotional turmoil her clients may be expecting, and she endeavors to help set their minds at ease as she guides them through the process with the utmost respect and integrity.

Well-versed in collaborative law and mediation, Ms. Smiedt strives to help her clients resolve their conflicts and reach agreements in the most amicable and effective manner possible without having to resort to costly, stressful court battles. However, she is also a tenacious and aggressive trial attorney who will not hesitate to take her clients' matters to court when necessary.

Whether inside or outside the courtroom, Ms. Smiedt has achieved considerable success advocating on behalf of those she serves, and she has earned numerous awards and honors from her peers along with many testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

Among her most notable accolades, she holds a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished* peer-review rating along with Top Attorney designations from both Fort Worth, Texas Magazine as well as Arlington Today Magazine. In addition, she received a listing in the Top Attorneys of North America Who's Who Directory, and she has earned the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction award from The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

A 1983 graduate of Southern Methodist University, Ms. Smiedt obtained her Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1986. She is admitted to practice before all Texas state courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas and the U.S. Supreme Court. She is also an active member of the Arlington Bar Association, the Arlington Professional and Businesswomen’s Club, the Tarrant County Family Bar Association and the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, among her other professional affiliations.

*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

Adoption, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Mediation & Collaborative Law


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006

Certificates and Credentials

About Donna J. Smiedt

First Admitted: 1986, Texas

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Tarrant County Family Bar Association, Member
  • Arlington Professional and Businesswomen’s Club, Member
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Arlington Bar Association, Member
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas, Member
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Member
  • Texas State Court

Educational Background

  • Southern Methodist University

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified in Family Law, Texas Board of Specialization, 1991


  • Named a Fort Worth Top Attorney, 2013
  • AV rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • Family Law Attorney of the Year in Arlington, 1997-2002 and 2010
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Office Location for Donna J. Smiedt

3216 W Arkansas Ln
Arlington, TX 76016

Phone: 817-572-9900

Fax: 817-572-7679

Last Updated: 2/7/2022

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