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Matthew Westcott Smith

Matthew Westcott Smith

also known as Matt Smith, Matthew W. Smith

Practice areas:

Medical Malpractice, Divorce & Separation, Litigation, Personal Injury, Business

About Me

AV-Rated (Preeminent) in Business Law, Litigation and General Practice by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer-review System.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Business: 20%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  5. Medical Malpractice: 20%



Hourly ($175-285/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Alexander W Powell

    I have worked closely with Matt and highly recommend him.


    Alexander Powell Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Bruce Ware

    I have known Matt Smith for a number of years and have had the opportunity to work with him in the profession. He is very talented, and has earned a good reputation in the legal community for his abilities, and professionalism.


    Michael Ware Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info


Busch Corporate Center
485 McLaws Circle
Williamsburg, VA, 23185


VAAuthorized to practice law199903/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Meritorious Service MedalUS Army2010
Defense Meritorious Service MedalU.S. Department of Defense2008
Iraq Campaign MedalU.S. Army2007
Combat Action BadgeUS Army2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct Professor of LawCollege of William & Mary Law School2010 - Present
Of CounselKaufman & Canoles, PC2006 - 2010
Judge AdvocateVirginia Amy National Guard2001 - 2010
PartnerJones Blechman Woltz & Kelly, PC1999 - 2006

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Williamsburg Bar AssociationVice President2014 - Present
National Ski PatrolAlpine Patroller2008 - Present
Military Law Section, Virginia State BarChair (2010-2011)2004 - Present
Williamsburg Bar AssociationBoard Member2000 - Present
Virginia State BarActive Member1999 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationActive MemberN/A
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
College of William & MaryLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
State University of New York at BuffaloPolitical SciencePhD - Doctorate1995
State University of New York at BuffaloEconomicsM.A.1990
Excelsior CollegeLiberal StudiesBS - Bachelor of Science1988