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Matthew Howard Smith

About me

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.

Mr. Smith currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo.

Matthew Smith resides with his wife in Tysons Corner, and works out of the firm's office in Fairfax.


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Contact info

Livesay & Myers, P.C.

3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax, VA, 22030

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 100%



Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    Michael Poe Family Attorney
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    Matt Smith is an intelligent, hard-working and honest lawyer, who is well-versed in the intricacies of divorce and family law. I highly endorse Mr. Smith.


    David Marquardt Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker


VAAuthorized to practice law200511/29/2012
DCInactive 200707/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
23rd Edition, The Best Lawyers in America©, Family LawThe Best Lawyers in America©2017
2016 Virginia Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2016
Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in VirginiaAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2016
2016 Washington DC Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2016
National Academy of Family Law AttorneysTop 10 Under 40 Attorney Award2016
2015 Washington DC Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2015
2015 Virginia Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2015
Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in VirginiaAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Junior PartnerLivesay & Myers, P.C.2016 - Present
AssociateLivesay & Myers, P.C.2010 - 2016
AssociateCondo Kelly & Byrnes, P.C.2005 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2014 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of VirginiaAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth CircuitAdmitted to Practice2006 - Present
Arlington County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Fairfax County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Prince William County Bar AssociationMember2011 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fairfax Custody CaseDenial of Opposing Party's Motion to Modify Custody
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Notre Dame Law SchoolGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts2002