Michael J. Smith

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Arlington, VA

Doumar Martin PLLC
 | 1530 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 430
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: 703-243-3737
Fax: 703-524-7610
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (50%),
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Michael J. Smith is a senior associate with the Doumar Martin PLLC law firm, which has offices in Arlington, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. At the firm, Mr. Smith focuses his practice primarily on civil and commercial litigation.

As an attorney, Mr. Smith represents both business owners and private individuals with their legal issues involving consumer rights violations, breaches of contract and fraud. He also represents clients during residential and commercial real estate transactions, as well as handling cases involving landlord-tenant disputes, construction litigation and more. For commercial clients, he serves as general counsel, advising his clients on a wide range of legal matters involving contracts, leases, corporate and employment agreements, and other aspects of business law.

In addition, Mr. Smith has an extensive amount of experience in criminal and traffic law. He has successfully defended numerous clients in both state and federal courts against charges involving DUI, reckless driving, marijuana possession and other serious offenses.

In 2004, Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Arts in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia. He then attended Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2007. During his time in law school, Mr. Smith served with the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic and the Marquette University Law School Student Bar Association, and he completed an internship with the Milwaukee Public Defender's Office.

Upon receiving his degree, Mr. Smith acquired his license to practice from the State Bar of Wisconsin in 2008. He is also licensed to practice law in Virginia, Georgia and the District of Columbia. Fully committed to his practice, he is heavily involved with the Fairfax Bar Association, where he is a member of the organization's circuit court and general district court committee and actively serves on its circuit court criminal subcommittee.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Civil Litigation (50%)

Business Litigation (40%)

Criminal Defense (10%): Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Rising Stars: 2017

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About Michael Smith

Admitted: 2007, Virginia

Professional Webpage: http://www.doumarmartin.com/our-firm/michael-smith/

Honors/Awards:

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, April 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Fairfax Bar Association’s Circuit Court and General District Court Committees, Member, 2016
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, May 2007
  • Virginia State Bar, October 2007
  • Georgia State Bar, January 2012
  • District of Columbia Bar, January 2017
  • Fairfax Bar Association’s Circuit Court Criminal Subcommittee, Member
  • Commonwealth of Virginia

Educational Background:

  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, B.A., Major: Foreign Affairs, May 2004
  • Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Juris Doctor, Honors and activities: cum laude, Graduated in Top 10% of class, CALI Award for Media Law, Dean’s List, 4 semesters, Marquette University Legal Clinic and Student Bar Association, Law Review: Member, Marquette Sports Law Review, May 2007
Office Location for Michael J. Smith

1530 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 430
Arlington, VA 22209

Phone: 703-243-3737

Fax: 703-524-7610

Michael J. Smith:

Last Updated: 9/6/2017

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