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Coming to the Oast & Taylor team with valued legal experience, Ms. Smith adds significant skill and talent to our practice. Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), she offers clients exceptional legal assistance in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Asset Protection Planning, Special Needs Planning, Long-term Care Planning and Veterans Benefits Planning.


Ms. Smith is a twenty year veteran of the United States Air Force. Her ongoing work with veterans in our community includes the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for veterans benefits with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Recognized for her service by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine in 2008, Ms. Smith was named a Rising Star for her work in all of her areas of specialty.


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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 50%
    15 years
  2. Probate: 25%
    15 years
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
    15 years


Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Crystina Marie O'Brien

    She knows what she is doing and has a great amount of practical background. I referred a friend to her and she responded quickly, went to her, and solved the problem. Her military background is great for handling the estate needs of the military retired clients.


    Crystina O'Brien Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Letha Sgritta McDowell

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Letha McDowell Elder law Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Oast & Taylor PLC

355 Crawford Street
Suite 720
Portsmouth, VA, 23704

Oast & Taylor PLC

277 Bendix Road
Suite 400
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452



VAAuthorized to practice law200003/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Influential Woman of VirginiaVirginia Lawyers Weekly2014
Rising StarVirginia Super Lawyers2008
Certified Elder Law AttorneyNational Elder Law Foundation2007
Bronze StarUnited States Air Force1992
Lieutenant General Leo Marquez AwardUnited States Air Force1991
Tactical Air Warfare Center Resource Advisor of the YearUnited States Air Force1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawOast & Taylor PLC2012 - Present
Attorney at LawOast & Hook, P.C.2003 - 2012
AttorneyJean & Luscomb, LLC2001 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2003 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Society of Women EngineersSenior Member1972 - Present
Virgnia Academy of Elder Law AttorneysBoard of DirectorsN/A
American Business Women's AssociationPast National PresidentN/A
I'Anson-Hoffman American Inn of CourtMemberN/A
Commonwealth Community TrustPast PresidentN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Virginia Law FoundationSpecial Needs Trusts - Elder Law in Virginia; A Virginia Lawyers Practice Handbook - Virginia CLE Publications2014
Virginia Lawyers Weekly; Elder Law IssueUsing a Pooled Trust2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityAviation ManagementMA - Masters1979
Purdue UniversityAeronautical & Astronautical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Virginia CLESpecial Needs Trusts2012
Virginia CLESpecial Needs Trusts2008