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Christopher James Smith

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Christopher J. Smith, Esquire, the firm’s founder has over twenty years experience in the area of Virginia family law and domestic relations practice. He received his B.A., cum laude, from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA, and received his law decree (J.D.) from the University of Baltimore School of Law where he was involved in the Family Law Clinic.

Following prior family law associations with the Law Offices of Franklin R. Blatt, in Harrisonburg, VA, and with Jones & Green, LLP, in Charlottesville, Mr. Smith founded the Law Offices of Christopher J. Smith, PC to provide high quality family law legal services to clients in the Central Virginia area.

Mr. Smith’s practice concentrates in all areas of family law.  Special interests include high net worth complex contested divorces, custody relocation & jurisdiction cases, and those involving modification of spousal support. Equally comfortable around the negotiation table as he is in the courtroom, Mr. Smith advocates vigorously for his clients and seeks pragmatic solutions to complex issues designed to achieve justice. In addition to his regular litigation in the trial courts of Central Virginia, he has also successfully litigated cases in both the Virginia Court of Appeals and the Virginia Supreme Court.

He is a past co-chair of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association’s Family Law Section, and has served as an expert witness in Circuit Court. He has successfully represented clients in complex appellate proceedings in both the Court of Appeals of Virginia and in the Supreme Court of Virginia. He regularly follows developments and trends in Virginia family law and has given family law continuing legal education presentations to the local Bar Association’s  Family Law Section.

A licensed Virginia attorney since Fall 1994, he is a member of the Virginia State Bar, VSB Family Law Section, Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association, and CABA’s Family Law Section.  Mr. Smith is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Smith has received the Distinguished designation for Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards. The Distinguished rating is earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by the world’s most trusted legal resource Martindale-Hubbell. (R)
Position Organization Location Duration
OwnerLaw Offices of Christopher J. Smith, PCCharlottesville, VA06/2005-Present
AssociateJones & Green , LLPCharlottesville, VA01/1999-5/31/2005
AssociateLaw Offices of Franklin R. BlattHarrisonburg, VA04/1995-12/1998
School Degree Major Graduation
University of Baltimore School of LawJ.D. Law School1994  
Washington & Lee UniversityB.A.History & Politcal Science1991
State / Court Date
Virginia1994
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association | Member | Present
    Virginia State Bar & VSB Family Law Section| Member | Present
  • Peer Review Rated Distinguished (Very High Ability in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards) per Martindale-Hubbell
  • Griffin v. Griffin
    Published Court of Appeals case re; custody/visitation for non parents

  • Blackburn v. Michael
    Published case re: imputing income in child & spousal support cases.

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(1994) Licensed as Attorney in Virginia. Verified with Virginia State Bar.March 01, 2017

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Fee: Flat fees for initial consultations. Competitive hourly rates. Fixed fees for uncontested divorces. Call today to learn more about my fee structure.

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Law Offices of Christopher J. Smith, PC
810 East High Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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