Experienced family law attorney in Fairfax, Virginia. Highly-rated, proven results!Experienced divorce attorney in Fairfax, Virginia. Highly-rated, proven results!
|VA||Authorized to practice law||2005||11/29/2012|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|24th Edition, The Best Lawyers in America©, Family Law||The Best Lawyers in America©||2018|
|2017 Virginia Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2017|
|2017 Washington D.C. Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in Virginia||American Society of Legal Advocates||2017|
|23rd Edition, The Best Lawyers in America©, Family Law||The Best Lawyers in America©||2017|
|National Academy of Family Law Attorneys||Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award||2016|
|2016 Washington D.C. Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in Virginia||American Society of Legal Advocates||2016|
|2016 Virginia Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in Virginia||American Society of Legal Advocates||2015|
|2015 Virginia Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2015|
|2015 Washington DC Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Junior Partner||Livesay & Myers, P.C.||2016 - Present|
|Associate||Livesay & Myers, P.C.||2010 - 2016|
|Associate||Condo Kelly & Byrnes, P.C.||2005 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Society of Legal Advocates||Member||2014 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia||Admitted to Practice||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit||Admitted to Practice||2006 - Present|
|Arlington County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Fairfax County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Prince William County Bar Association||Member||2011 - 2015|
|Fairfax Custody Case||Denial of Opposing Party's Motion to Modify Custody|
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|DivorceHQ||Five Ways to Save Time and Money in Your Divorce||2013|
|The Livesay & Myers Blog||Three Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring a Family Lawyer||2013|
|The Livesay & Myers Blog||Five Reasons To Avoid Litigating, If You Can||2012|
|The Livesay & Myers Blog||Establishing Date of Separation in a Virginia Divorce||2010|
|American University, Washington College of Law||Law||J.D.||2005|
|University of Notre Dame||Government||B.A.||2002|
Posted by anonymous
After 20 years of marriage and 5 kids, I uncovered the fact that my wife was having an affair with her high school boyfriend.
When I confronted her with what I had discovered, she set-off to destroy our family, ruin my life and run off with her boyfriend.
In the months that followed I made some tactical and strategic mistakes in pursuing her and begging her to come back - I wish that I had already known Matt Smith, I would have avoided all those errors.
When she finally filed for divorce, I was a mess. The first lawyer that I contacted was a disaster. I felt like I was going to loose my kids, my financial security and all that I had worked for over 20 years..
A friend of a friend heard about my situation and called with some advice. "Contact Livesay & Myers" was the advice. I met with Matt Smith a week later.
Matt was a godsend! The process was not fast, but Matt was steady and cool under pressure. He knows how the process works and he has a strategic mind. He is able to craft a way forward and implement it in an effective manner. There were many stressful times, but Matt's confidence and reassurance carried us through.
In the end, we avoided a costly trial, I have an agreement that is better than what I expected, my kids are happy and with me a lot and my ex-wife is not allowed to relocate to where her boyfriend lives.
Matt Smith is the divorce lawyer that you need in times of crisis.
It is not a cheap process, but it is the cost of freedom.
Posted by anonymous
I can't begin to express what a wonderful experience I had working with Matthew Smith and his paralegal, Caitlin Wilkinson. They were professional, thorough, knowledgeable and most of all, kind and understanding during a difficult and painful process. Divorce is a scary time and there's no greater comfort than feeling you have the best on your side - and hiring Matthew is hiring the best. He consistently worked to balance what was best for my case based on his extensive experience, knowledge and genuine interest in my well-being, as well as my personal values and needs. He cared about my case and I always felt like a priority. Caitlin Wilkinson was an absolute joy - she took all of my calls as though I was speaking with a trusted advisor and friend. They worked diligently, efficiently and with genuine compassion to resolve my matter in a way that was better than I could have ever hoped for!
I. Horowitz, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Mr. Smith is a highly-experienced, impeccably ethical attorney who brings discretion to every aspect of his practice. He is reasonable and cool-headed, but does not budge when it comes to protecting his clients' interests and pursuing their goals. I endorse this lawyer without hesitation.
Caitlin Higgins, Divorce and separation Attorney
I highly endorse Mr. Smith. He is a knowledgeable and experienced family law attorney, especially in the areas of divorce and custody. I recommend Mr. Smith to anyone seeking counsel in Northern Virginia for family law matters.
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