Kathleen H. Smith

Top rated Real Estate attorney in Arlington, Virginia

Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C.
Kathleen H. Smith
Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C.

Practice Areas: Real Estate, Business & Corporate; view more

Licensed in Virginia since: 2003

Education: The George Washington University Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014

Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C.

2200 Clarendon Blvd.
Suite 1300
Arlington, VA 22201 Visit website


A well-seasoned legal practitioner with close to two decades of experience, Kathleen H. Smith is an attorney and shareholder at Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh PC in Virginia. Working out of the firm’s office in Arlington, she represents the people of Northern Virginia in matters concerning real estate transactions and developments.

Ms. Smith obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Virginia in 1997. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a project engineer for nearly a decade at one of Maryland's most prestigious construction firms. Later, in 2003, she received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from The George Washington University School of Law.

Working with a diverse range of clients and organizations, including developers, builders, hospitals and nonprofit organizations, Ms. Smith diligently assists them with acquisitions, sales contracts, real estate tax appeals, development agreements, loan negotiations and condominium formation and representation. With each transaction widely varying in nature, she understands how confusing it can get at times to understand the process thoroughly. She thereby maintains open communication with her clients and ensures to keep them informed.

Rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell for excelling in her field, Ms. Smith has earned several other accolades as well. She was named to the ALM's list of Women Leaders in Law and has been featured in The American Lawyer and The National Law Journal. She is an active member of the Arlington County Bar 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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Real Estate: Business, Business/Corporate

Focus areas

Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant

  • 80% Real Estate: Business
  • 20% Business/Corporate

First Admitted: 2003, Virginia

Professional Webpage: https://thelandlawyers.com/professionals/smith/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • “The Broadband Debate Continues,” Southeast Tech Wire, co-authored with Pamela V. Rothenberg (July 2, 2002)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rated
  • Named to ALM’s Woman Leaders In The Law and featured in The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and The National Law Journal, 2019-2021
  • Named a Virginia “Rising Star, ” Virginia Lawyer magazine, 2012, 2013, 2014
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • Arlington County Bar Association
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • District of Columbia
Educational Background:
  • University of Virginia, B.S. in Civil Engineering, 1997

Office location for Kathleen H. Smith

2200 Clarendon Blvd.
Suite 1300
Arlington, VA 22201

Phone: 703-528-4700


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014

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