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, Matthew 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.
In August 2016, Mr. Smith was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Family Law. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide.
In 2016, Mr. Smith received the prestigious AV Preeminent rating (the highest possible rating) for ethical standards and legal ability from Martindale-Hubbell. He also holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo.
Matthew Smith resides with his wife and son in Tysons Corner, and works out of the firm’s office in Fairfax.
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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.
Isidore Horowitz Divorce and separation Attorney
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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.
Caitlin Higgins Divorce and separation Attorney
|VA||Authorized to practice law||2005||11/29/2012|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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 DC 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|