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About Me

Mr. Smolen has gained recognition over the past 31 years for his knowledge of complex business transactions, trusts and estates. He incorporates both his business and financial acumen and estate experience to formulate integrated plans for the benefit of his clients. Mr. Smolen has appeared as a guest expert on television programs and has had articles published in various forums. Mr. Smolen is a court appointed mediator to the United States Bankruptcy Court and has been appointed by the Fairfax County Circuit Court, Virginia to serve as a trustee, conservator, and has also been called upon to serve as a member of an independent litigation committee.


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Practice Areas


  1. Trusts: 34%
  2. Business: 33%
  3. Estate Planning: 33%

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Contact Info

Smolen & Plevy PC

8045 Leesburg Pike
Suite 540
Vienna, VA, 22182-2737


DCActive 197805/24/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law197703/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Legal EliteSmart CEO Magazine2012
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MediatorU.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia1992 - Present
Founder and PrincipalSmolenPlevy Attorneys and Counsellors at Law1977 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorGeorge Mason University School Of Law1982 - 1983
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Fairfax Bar AssociationMember Judicial Screening Committee1989 - 1992
Fairfax Bar AssociationChairman of Membership Committee1984 - 1985
Bradley Boulevard Citizens AssociationPresidentN/A
Fairfax Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington, D.C. Estate Planning CouncilMemberN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
City University of New York, City CollegeN/AN/AN/A
George Mason University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Federal News TonightRecent Estate Tax Changes & How Your Estate Planning Will Be Effected2010