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Matthew H. Smith

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Fairfax, VA

Livesay & Myers, P.C.
3975 University Dr #325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-239-4862
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020
Licensed in Virginia Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Matthew Smith is a junior partner at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. He is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody and support cases. Mr. Smith works in the firm’s Fairfax office, and represents clients in Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington and all across Northern Virginia.

Mr. Smith’s calm and focused style, commitment to client service, and extensive knowledge of family law combine to serve his clients extremely well. Mr. Smith’s satisfied clients have written many heartfelt reviews expressing their thanks for his work on their behalf.

Mr. Smith holds the prestigious AV Preeminent rating (the highest possible rating) for ethical standards and legal ability from Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Smith has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Family Law every year since 2017. He has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2015. Mr. Smith also holds a perfect 10.0 rating from both Avvo and Justia.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

1 Years Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020

About Matthew H. Smith

First Admitted: 2005, Virginia

Professional Webpage: http://www.livesaymyers.com/attorneys/matthew-smith/

Educational Background

  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2002

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Five Ways to Save Time and Money in Your Divorce (published on DivorceHQ)
  • Identifying the six most important factors considered by Virginia courts in deciding custody and visitation cases, How Do Courts Decide Custody Cases In Virginia?, 2013
  • The Marital Home: The Sticky Wicket in Many Divorces

Honors/Awards

  • Selected to the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Family Law, August 2018
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Family Law, 2016-2018
  • Selected to the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Family Law, August 2016
  • Selected to the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Family Law, August 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in Virginia, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2015–2017
  • Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2016–2017
  • BV Distinguished Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014–2016
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016–Present

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2013
  • Virginia State Bar, 2005
  • District of Columbia Bar, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2006
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Office Location for Matthew H. Smith

3975 University Dr #325
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-239-4862

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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