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E. Jane Smart Hansch

Estate planning Attorney at Yorktown, VA

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Jane Smart, Jane Smart Hansch

  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 7 years
    North Carolina - NC 11 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found

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E. Jane Smart Hansch is an attorney licensed to practice in Virginia and North Carolina.   Mrs. Hansch is pleased to be serving the people of Virginia with the education and experiences she has been blessed to receive around the world.

In all that she does, Mrs. Hansch is intuitively able to connect well with clients, and meets them in difficult legal situations with compassion and understanding. She understands the true meaning of personalized service, and works to communicate and create plans of action that are appropriate and tailored to each client’s needs.

E. Jane Smart Hansch received her law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her first year at Carolina Law, Mrs. Hansch received the Gressman-Pollitt Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy. While at Carolina, she also worked on the staff of the Graduate Student Attorney General, and was a member of Carolina Women in Law and the Christian Legal Society.

Jane Smart Hansch graduated suma cum laude with Honors from Salem College with her B.A. degrees in International Relations and Spanish. She received the President’s Prize for International Relations along with Departmental Honors in Spanish. Mrs. Hansch was also the first student in the history of Salem College to receive the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for showing remarkable character and integrity, and by demonstrating a commitment to serving others.

Shaped by a passion for experiential learning, Mrs. Hansch was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to La Plata, Argentina in 2006 and later spent a year working as a Christian campus minister in Beirut, Lebanon. Mrs. Hansch currently lives in Hampton, Virginia with her wonderful husband, Davy.  They are active members of Crossroads Community Church in Yorktown and participate in a weekly couples’ Bible study at First Baptist Church in Newport News.

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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Jane is very professional and she makes you feel right at home even during very stressful times. She has a keen mind and was so helpful in my time with her. I would love to talk with her regarding my present situation. Best, George Harple 804-357-1365 [email protected]
Posted by Kristen | May 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Very professional, helpful, and thorough. My experience was great and I felt confident about the outcome of my case throughout the whole process. Very good about returning calls/emails and answering any questions I may have had. Very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.


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Work Experience

  • Estate Planning Attorney
  • TrustBuilders Law Group
  • 2016 - Present
  • Estate Planning Attorney
  • Rabalais Law, LLC
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University of Mount Olive
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Owner & Attorney at Law
  • The Smart Law Firm
  • 2012 - 2015
  • 3rd Year Certified Practitioner; Civil Clinic
  • University Of North Carolina School Of Law
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • The Law Office of Frederic W. Whitehurst
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Graham, Nuckolls, & Conner, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • The Honorable James J. Brown
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Legal Aid Of North Carolina, Inc.
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Latino Housing Clinic Interpreter
  • Southern Coalition for Social Justice
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Innocence Project Volunteer
  • North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Staff Intern
  • Campus Crusade for Christ
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Deputy Clerk of Court
  • Pitt County Clerk of Court
  • 2007 - 2007
  • English as a Second Language Teacher
  • Pitt County Schools
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Intern
  • Association for Diplomatic Studies & Training
  • 2004 - 2004
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  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Salem College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005


  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Completion: Over 100 Hours of Pro Bono Work
  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • 2012
  • Gressman-Pollitt Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy
  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • 2010
  • Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
  • Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation
  • 2005
  • President's Prize for International Relations
  • Salem College
  • 2005
  • Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar
  • Rotary International
  • 2004
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  • Special Legal Report
  • "Estate Planning in Virginia"
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Estate planning Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Other
"I have known Jane since she started law school, and know her to be smart, dedicated, and caring. It is my pleasure to endorse her."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Friend
"Jane Smart is a great attorney who represents her clients with zeal and passion. I've known Jane since law school, where she was an excellent student. I look forward to referring clients to her in the Winterville, NC area."
Yorktown Estate planning Lawyer E. Jane Smart Hansch
E. Jane Smart Hansch
Estate planning Attorney
Yorktown, VA
Licensed for 11 years