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Roy Jacob Smith IV

Divorce and separation Attorney at Altamonte Springs, FL

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Roy J. Smith, Roy J. Smith, IV

  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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The Smith Family Law Firm, P.A.
815 Orienta Ave Ste 2050
Altamonte Springs, FL, 32701-5600


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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I hired him a few weeks back and so far he has been very compassionate and understanding about my case. I was referred by a family friend who used him in his divorce and custody case
Posted by James | July 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Understanding the issues
Roy explained what was going to happen in our first meeting . I hired him to handle my divorce because he understands the law and precedent and he has confidence to explain how that will shape the case. In my instance he was successful in keeping my interests as the primary goal. He is the only professional I have met in recent years that will actually use his skills to change the evolution of events rather than responding to the other side. When Roy said this is what is going to happen - it did. Thank you Roy!
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Posted by Joel | September 9, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
My decision to retain Roy as counsel was the best decision made for my divorce and custody trials. His knowledge and interpretation of the law coupled with his decisive and calculating courtroom demeanor makes him an outstanding choice when you need someone who has your best interests at hand. He is an honest, no BS professional. Thanks Roy.
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Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2015
Paternity Action
I was so grateful to have Roy represent me in connection with a paternity action in 2012. Roy's paralegal Katherine and Attorney Lisa Smith also did an outstanding job helping in my case. We reached a settlement at mediation and he promptly got the child support order entered. Roy was very knowledgeable and compassionate during a very difficult time in my life. I highly recommend Roy Smith.
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Posted by Chris | April 6, 2013
Best Decision I've ever made!!!
Best decision I ever made was hiring Mr. Smith to represent me in my custody case. He is the third attorney I have retained for this matter and I can't say enough good things about him. Mr. Smith has accomplished more in my case in 60 days then my previous counsel did in a year. He communicates impressively timely, is extremely knowledgeable, and most importantly fights for his clients. In addition, he is very honest and realistic about the matter at hand. Lastly, his billing practices enable clients to get the best representation without being nicked and dimed to death. Bottom line, if you need an amazing attorney, and you don't hire Mr. Smith, you made a mistake.
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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner/Owner
  • The Smith Family Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Weiss Legal Group, P.A.
  • 2003 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Rissman, Weisberg, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue & McClain
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Hannah, Estes & Ingram
  • 2000 - 2002
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  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • 2000


  • Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association
  • Director
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Eagle Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Ninth Judicial Bar Grievance Committee
  • Chair
  • 2013 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2011
  • Renaissance Men
  • Orlando Style Magazine
  • 2011
  • One of Orlando's Top Lawyers
  • Orlando Home & Leisure
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • 2009
  • Gertrude Brick Award for Outstanding Board Member
  • Florida Law Review
  • 2000
  • Frank E. Maloney Award for Outstanding Candidate
  • Florida Law Review
  • 1999
  • Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Obtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury Clients
  • The Importance of Pre-Suit Preparation
  • 2008
  • 2008 Auto Negligence Seminar
  • The Ramifications of PIP
  • 2008
  • No-Fault Law
  • Current Issues and Strategy
  • 2008
  • The PIP Wars
  • Material Misrepresentation
  • 2006
  • A Practical Refresher on Litigating the Florida Auto Injury Case
  • Maximizing Pre-suit Recovery
  • 2005
  • Workhorse Seminar
  • Current Changes in PIP
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
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Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Smith is a professional and respected counsel in our community."
Family Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Roy is an excellent attorney. He is very knowledgeable. Roy has great legal skills as well as great people skills. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred client's to Roy Smith and each of them has thanked me. I consider him to be at the top, when in need of an excellent family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Roy professionally and personally for over 12 years. He is one of the brightest and best attorneys I know. More important, he has a true passion about the type of law he practices, and has built a successful firm tailored to help people during difficult times when they are often the most emotionally vulnerable. Roy loves what he does, and as a result, consistently provides the highest possible quality of representation to his clients. Roy was also literally made for this kind of law, as he has the perfect temperament to guide his clients through the often bewildering and intimidating legal process efficiently and effectively, utilizing dispute resolution processes such as “collaborative divorce,” keeping his clients focused on the real issues (which in family law can be challenging), and otherwise striving to reach an optimal resolution to every case. I refer clients to Roy without hesitation, having the utmost confidence that their legal needs will be well served."
Family Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roy Smith is a caring and compassionate divorce and family law attorney. This is a rarity. I highly recommend him."
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Altamonte Springs Divorce and separation Lawyer Roy Jacob Smith IV
Roy Jacob Smith IV
Divorce and separation Attorney
Altamonte Springs, FL
Licensed for 23 years
Free Consultation