4.5 stars 42 totalReview Horace Van Smith
Posted by Matt & Jess
My husband and I have had a really hard time finding a decent lawyer. My husband got online and simply typed in the best family attorney in or near Williamsburg Va. Vans was the first page that popped up and im glad it did! We've been through so much and it was refreshing meeting Van and his team. They welcomed us in with open arms. Van and his team explained things thoroughly, they were easy to get into contact with, and were very understanding of your situation. When your looking to hire someone to put your trust in, you want someone who truely loves what they do. You will get that with Van and his team. I would definitely recommend Van to anyone looking for a great knowledgeable friendly attorney!!!
Posted by Alan
Van Smith was a tragic experience for me. I fired him after a month but the damage cannot be corrected. A good attorney needs to know what you need and be accurate and timely. Two days before my first hearing, with no evidence yet to defend me, I realized had to personally intervene. Smith Strong had wrong dates, wrong names and other obvious errors in everything they handled. Instead of realizing and fixing it, Van Smith was content to go to court without even obtaining the basic facts of my case. He came to court late and unprepared. He was so bad that I have had other attorneys who were coincidentally in court volunteer sympathy for how badly he represented me. Instead of apologizing and offering to refund costs for inaccurate pleadings and information requests, Smith tried to bill more than his overwhelming $11,500 in just three weeks. Please consider yourself warned. Ask other good attorneys about Van Smith and if he has your debit card, please cancel it immediately.
Posted by Sarah
Going to meet Van was one of the hardest days of my life. He did a fantastic job in every aspect. I am beyond satisfied. Van and his team are exceptional, you can trust them. His online videos and books really prepare you as well. Look no further, you won't find better.
Posted by Shan
I had a consultation in Van's office with Van himself. I feel I'm very lucky to choose him, professional advise, no push, honest to me, and most important is he will not hold anything back even if it's not gonna bring him any interests . He told me to wait till 2017 to start my case, for the better chance to win. I really appreciate his honest. He is nice to my son, and very nicely walk me out to my car after consultation, which makes me feel more like friends. I'll say no any other attorney will do this to his client. I would recommend him to anyone who needs legal help! I'll hire him in 2017, and I'll come back and give more info!
Posted by Patel
Mr Smith and team is very good in field of family law. They were prompt in reply. Meticulous work in gathering documents and evidences. Mr Smith was sharp and to the point in court arguments to be able to achieve favorable out come in my case.
I will recommend him and his team for family law matters.
Posted by Daniel
H. Van Smith and his firm made my divorce as smooth as possible. There is no such thing as an easy divorce but by taking the time to explain the process and my options, attorney Smith and his team made it easier to navigate. They were with me every step of the way and kept me informed as to the status of the proceedings. I couldn't be more appreciative. You won't be sorry if you choose H. Van Smith for your family law needs.
Posted by Rowena
Attorney Van Smith made an otherwise awkward process of a prenup consult with my fiance an enjoyable one - which is a bit hard to believe, but the honest-to-God truth!
He made both of us feel very comfortable as soon as we stepped into his office and then he impressed us both even more by his in-depth knowledge and expertise. His thoughtful suggestions for what to include in our prenuptial agreement in particular were super helpful, along with the additional resources he provided via both print and online (by the way, check out his website, it is fantastic!).
Our initial consult could have easily taken about 20-30 minutes, but my fiance and I were with Van for almost an hour because he was so friendly and fun, and we felt super comfortable asking him for sound legal advice in regards to our upcoming marriage.
We scheduled this initial appointment with Van based on a referral from a good friend, and now I can see why. I would strongly recommend any couple interested in a prenup to hire Attorney Smith - he is smart, he is professional, but the bottom line is that he treated both me and my fiance with the utmost respect - which to me is so valuable when it comes to very personal matters such as marriage.
Posted by James
Thank you Van for your excellent Estate Planning consultation. From the internet, I gathered some information on this subject but your consultation session has been an eye opener for me. You were very professional and have answered all my questions. I would recommend your firm to anyone for future Estate Planning services.
Posted by Kerri
Smith Strong is a dedicated, professional law firm that fights for their client. Their knowledgeable and responsive staff help to ease an often stressful situation.
Smith Strong utilizes the most recent advances in telecommunications to gather, collect, and maintain information for your case. I started as a client living hundreds of miles away from Virginia. Their ability to use Google and Apple based communication and data services made physical location a non-issue.
The firm has represented me in three litigation suits, all involving custody, visitation, and support brought against me over the past 18 months. They make all attempts to work out a settlement, but are not timid to go to court. In my case, mediation was not possible. Smith Strong has been successful in all three court cases.
Van Smith represented me in the latest dispute. Mr. Smith figuratively and literally wrote the book on Divorce in Virginia. His polite and down to earth demeanor reflect well in court. He is tenacious, knowledgeable, and well spoken. These characteristics make him an excellent and sought after attorney.
I highly recommend Van Strong and the Smith Strong law firm to anyone going through this unfortunate situation. They are truly looking out for your best interest and the best interest of the children involved. You will not regret the decision to make Smith Strong part of your life. Rest assured they will work diligently for you.
Posted by Ed
I knew nothing about estate planning until I was introduced to Van Smith. He was truly enlightening and helped me begin my journey thru this legal procedure. Van is calm and works thru your questions with patience.