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Michael K. Smeltzer practices in our Corporate and Business Law, Environmental and Real Estate and Land Use sections. The Abingdon native was a founding member of the Roanoke firm Smeltzer & Hart, which later merged with the Hazlegrove Law Firm to become Hazlegrove, Dickinson, Rea, Smeltzer & Brown. In 1985, the Hazlegrove firm merged with Woods Rogers.


After graduating from Virginia Military Institute, Mike was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army infantry. He later became a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, obtaining the rank of Captain. He attended the School of Law at Washington and Lee University.

He is consistently listed in Best Lawyers in America.



Practice areas


  1. Environmental: 34%
  2. Real Estate: 33%
  3. Business: 33%


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Contact info

Ste 1400, 10 S. Jefferson St.
P.O. Box 14125
Roanoke, VA, 24038-4125


VAAuthorized to practice law196103/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2009
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselWoods Rogers, PLC1963 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia State BarMemberN/A
Virginia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington and Lee University School of LawN/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws1961
Virginia Military InstituteN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1958