Cheryl Watson Smith

Cheryl Watson Smith

  • Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family Law...
  • Virginia
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Cheryl Watson Smith JD, has been in the private practice of law in Roanoke, Virginia since 1988 and practices in the area of family law, including complex property matters. Through the Collaborative Divorce Process, mediation, and negotiated settlements, she assists families in resolving disputes without going to court.

Ms. Smith is passionate about the Collaborative Divorce Process as an alternative to court battles for families in conflict. She is committed to expanding the use of the Collaborative Divorce Process by developing her own Collaborative Practice skills and training other professionals in the Collaborative Process. Ms. Smith is on the faculty of the Collaborative Practice Training Institute and is a mediator, certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia since 1995.

Ms. Smith is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a founding member of the Virginia Collaborative Professionals, the Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Roanoke and the Southwest Virginia Collaborative Divorce Professionals.

She currently serves as Member Services Committee Chair of the Virginia Collaborative Professionals. She previously served on the Interim Executive Committee and Council of the Virginia Collaborative Professionals, on the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section Board of Governors and on the Virginia Bar Association Domestic Relations Section Council and as President of the Roanoke Valley Family Law Bar Association. She is a presenter at Collaborative Practice, Family Law, and Mediation programs. Ms. Smith has been selected as a Virginia Super Lawyer, by Super Lawyers in the areas of Collaborative Law or Alternate Dispute Resolution, 2007-2018.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
Education
University of Richmond School of Law
J.D. (1988)
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Activities: Member, University of Richmond Law Review Co-Chair of the Client Counseling and Negotiation Board
University of Virginia
B.A. (1983)
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Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar
Member
Current
Southwest Virginia Collaborative Divorce Professionals
Founding Memebr
- Current
Virginia Collaborative Professionals (VaCP)
Members Services Committee Chair
- Current
Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Roanoke
Founding member
- Current
AAML
Fellow
- Current
Virginia Bar Association: Domestic Relations Section Council
At-Large Representative
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Virginia Collaborative Professionals (VaCP)
Interim Executive Committee; Board Member
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Virginia Bar Association: Domestic Relations Section Council
Vice-Chair
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Virginia State Bar
Family Law Board of Governors
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Virginia Bar Association: Domestic Relations Section Council
Secretary
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Roanoke Valley Family Law Bar Association
President
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Roanoke Valley Family Law Bar Association
Secretary
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Virginia Bar Association
Young Lawyers Sections Council
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Collaborative Practice: Solving Family Disputes Outside of Court
Virginia Lawyer, Vol. 55, Number 7
Update to Summary of Post-1998 Rehabilitative Alimony Cases and Trends (September 2003-March 1, 2005
VBA News Journal, Vol. XXXI, Number 2
Summary of Post-1998 Rehabilitative Alimony Cases
VBA News Journal, Vol. XXIX, Number 7
Dividing the House Divided
VBA News Journal, Vol. XXVII, Number 7
Speaking Engagements
Take Your Job Suggestion & Shove It! Imputation of Income, Defined Duration and Vocational Experts in Support Cases, VBA Summer Meeting, Fairfax, VA
Virginia Bar Association
Take Your Job Suggestion & Shove It! Imputation of Income, Defined Duration and Vocational Experts in Support Cases, VBA - 115th Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, VA
Virginia Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Cheryl Watson Smith, P.C.
Contact & Map
5440 Peters Creek Rd
Suite 104
Roanoke, VA 24019
USA
Telephone: (540) 265-9022
Fax: (540) 265-9024