|FL||Member in Good Standing||1999||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate of Academic Excellence Family Law||Nova Southeastern Univeristy Shepard Broad Law Center||1998|
|Owner||VICTOR SMITH LAW GROUP||2014 - 2014|
|Member||Frost van den Boom & Smith||2008 - 2014|
|N/A||Straughn Turner & Smith||2006 - 2007|
|N/A||Smith Law Group||1999 - 2006|
|Certified Legal Intern||State Attorney's Office||1998 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|10TH CIRCUIT PROFESSIONALISM COMMITTEE||Member||2014 - Present|
|Judicial Administration and Evaluation Committee The Florida Bar||Member||2011 - Present|
|10th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission||Member||2010 - Present|
|Lakeland Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Supreme Court of the United States of America||N/A||2005 - Present|
|American Inn of Court (Willson)||Member||1999 - Present|
|Polk County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Polk County Family Law Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Florida Bar YLD||Board of Governors, Sergeant at Arms||2010 - 2012|
|Young Lawyers Division Florida Bar||Chairman Bylaws Committee||2007 - 2008|
|10th Circuit Pro Bono Award Comittee||Chairman||2007 - 2007|
|Young Lawyers Division Florida Bar||Executive Committee||2007 - 2008|
|Florida Bar Foundation||YLD Liaison||2006 - 2008|
|Polk County Family Law Bar Association||Vice President||2005 - 2005|
|Polk County Family Law Bar Association||Treasurer||2004 - 2004|
|Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division||Board of Governors||2004 - 2010|
|Polk County Family Law Bar Association||Secretary||2003 - 2003|
|Florida Bar, Civil Procedure Rules Committee||Member||2001 - 2007|
|Rowe v Schmidt 89 S 3d 1101 (Fla 2nd DCA 2012)||Petition Granted, order quashed|
|Baker v. Baker 2010 WL 1874402 (Fla 2nd DCA 2010)||Lower court order reversed and remanded|
|Rogers v Rogers 12 S3d 288 (Fla 2nd DCA 2009)||Reversed lower court application of Fla Stat Ch 61|
|See all legal cases|
|INSIDE THE MINDS STRATEGIS FOR FAMILY LAW IN FLORIDA LEADING LAWYERS ON WORKING WITH CLIENTS, CREATING AN EFFECTIVE STRATEGY, AND HANDLING COMPLEX CASES- ASPATORE||NEW CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING ATTORNEY'S FEES, PLEADINGS,AND DISCLOSURES IN FAMILY LAW CASES||2012|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|University of West Florida||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|Young Lawyer Division CLE||Discovery Nuances||2013|
|Basic Corporate Law 2010||Moderator||2010|
|Ethical Collection of Attorney fees||Ethical Collection of Attorney fees||2009|
Posted by Lora
I have been privileged to share both courtroom and community time with Victor Smith. He is aggressive and always on his A Game while working. But it's what he offers others through community involvement that truly identifies his character. Thick skin + Huge heart = Class Act
Posted by Alex Torres
I went through a very highly litigated divorce and Appeal for 3 years. I had two previous attorneys and in comparison with Victor Smith with his associate Jeffery Burr they are the best family attorneys duo in Central Florida hands down. In comparison with my previous 2 attorneys, the degree of communication, their level of preparation and professionalism from Victor Smith and Jeff Burry was incredibly superior to my previous attorneys. I owe my life to Victor and Jeff.
I have been with them 2/3rds of my litigation/divorce and appeal, they accomplished incredible results. They also represented me as an appellee and also won the whole case. I will always be in gratitude to the two greatest attorneys in Central Florida Victor Smith and Jeff Burry.
Thank you !
Posted by Pascual Goicoechea
Mr. Smith and his professional team of Jeffrey Burry and Cynthia A, resolved what I had come to believe could no longer be fixed or righted. Fourteen years earlier I had employed another attorney to finalize a divorce settlement. Not known to him (I) at the time was the fraud, forgeries, and deceit employed by the ex-wife at the time. Within a week of my retirement from the military, the ex again approached the trough off greed to further satisfy perceived welfare, except this time she was 'discovered'. She again employed the same tactics of 14 years earlier, hiring/firing a total of seven (7) attorneys (cumulative) for both proceedings, up to the point the attorneys in her city had 'all been used before.' She ended up using a fellow some 60 miles away.
This above explanation is needed to explain why my proceedings, in both instances, were drug out over a period of time. It costs a bit. None of the costs associated with this were the fault of counsel, but rather due to the lunatic tendencies of someone else, and my poor judgment of decades earlier.
Mr. Smith and his team found, fought and resolved what I was after; clear finality, a stop to the stalking and total peace of mind....from a mind that is obviously still not.
Like one does not look forward to a cancer doctor for the removal of a cancer, or an orthodontist for jaw reconstruction, or an accountant to answer (your) door when the IRS boys are on the other side, or a complicated legal problem is at ones' trough, an adage of my dad's comes to mind, 'son, the best cost a nickel more'. He was not referencing Del Monte or Libby's green beans.
Without a doubt, my wife and I would use the services of Mr. Smith and his team for any future law issues. We feel confident however, it will not be to revisit what he recently put to rest.
Mr. Smith and his team are honest and professional.....above all, all have become friends.
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