Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

Livesay & Myers, P.C.
  • Family Law, Divorce
  • District of Columbia, Virginia
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Shirin Afsous
Reviewed by Shirin Afsous April 16, 2018
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Mr. Smith is a knowledgeable and experienced family law attorney. He is a competent counselor, negotiator and proactive litigator. I highly recommend Attorney Smith for anyone who is seeking an efficient advocate to represent their best interests.
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Summary

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.

An attorney since 2005, Mr. Smith has litigated every type of family law case in the courts of Northern Virginia, including high value equitable distribution cases, custody, support, and military divorce cases. He is the attorney in the firm most experienced in navigating the Fairfax County court system.

One of the firm’s most knowledgeable military divorce lawyers, Mr. Smith is intimately familiar with issues of military retirement, the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act, the Survivor Benefit Plan, disability pay, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

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 (see Client Reviews below). 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 2016. In 2016, he received the prestigious AV Preeminent rating (the highest possible rating) for ethical standards and legal ability from Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Smith also holds a perfect 10.0 rating from both Avvo and Justia.

Matthew Smith resides with his wife and son in Tysons Corner.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
Video Chat and Conferencing
  • Google Hangouts
  • Skype
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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Virginia
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4th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Junior Partner
Livesay & Myers, P.C.
- Current
Associate Attorney
Livesay & Myers, P.C.
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Associate Attorney
Condo Kelly & Byrnes, P.C.
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Education
American University Washington College of Law
J.D. (2005)
Honors: Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.
Activities: Women and the Law Clinical Program; Students United Juvenile Justice Tutor Program.
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University of Notre Dame
B.A.
Honors: Awarded academic scholarship by Notre Dame for 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 years; selected for admission to Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society; accepted to the Notre Dame London Program, Fall 2000.
Activities: University Student Senator; Copy Editor for student newspaper; Assistant Coordinator for Senator Hillary Clinton's Senatorial Campaign Stop in Jamestown, N.Y.; Intern in the Office of Senator Charles Schumer.
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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Selected to the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Family Law
The Best Lawyers in America©
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Selected to the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Family Law
The Best Lawyers in America©
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Selected to the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Family Law
The Best Lawyers in America©
AV Distinguished Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
AV Distinguished Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Selected to the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Family Law
The Best Lawyers in America©
BV Distinguished Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
BV Distinguished Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in Virginia
American Society of Legal Advocates
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
BV Distinguished Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
American Society of Legal Advocates
Member
- Current
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American Bar Association
Member
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Arlington County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Fairfax Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Virginia State Bar
Member
- Current
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Prince William County Bar Association
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Five Ways to Save Time and Money in Your Divorce
DivorceHQ
How Do Courts Decide Custody Cases In Virginia?
The Livesay & Myers Blog
Navigating The Fairfax County Courts
The Livesay & Myers Blog
Contact & Map
Livesay & Myers, P.C.
3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Telephone: (703) 865-4746
Fax: (703) 865-8304
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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