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Celebrating 75 Years of Helping People

When firm founder Joseph Smith started the Smith Law Center in 1949, it was with the simple philosophy of helping the injured. A native of Newport News, Smith began with the express purpose of providing quality legal representation to victims of negligence. Seventy-one years later, his sons Stephen and Howard Smith along with Stewart Gill and David Holt own and operate the firm under the same guiding principles.

The Smith Law Center is currently the largest personal injury law firm on the peninsula and one of the largest in Virginia.

The attorneys at the Smith Law Center continue their legacy of service by putting the welfare of their clients first, protecting their rights through caring and aggressive representation. Hard work, honesty, and integrity are reflected in each member of the Smith Law Center team.

Our Focus Areas

Our lawyers are more than lawyers. They are people who understand your injuries and the law that surrounds your options when it comes to holding others accountable.

Here are some of the specific areas we have delved into on behalf of our clients.

Tony Laizure, Principal Laizure Law

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I have had the immense pleasure to work with Stephen M. Smith many times over the years, and every case ends in success for the client. He is so passionate about his clients and cares deeply about them.

Anonymous (Former Client)

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They treat you with respect & compassion every step of the way…

Jonathan Wren

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Great firm. Stephen, David, and their team did a wonderful job representing a brain-injured client I referred to them for hard-fought case against a trucking company in federal court.

Shannon Laymon-Pecoraro

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I have the pleasure of working with the team at the Smith Law Center regularly. They are well rounded, and their commitment to their clients is top notch.

Donna

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… your firm is personally responsible for taking what was a horrible tragedy and transforming it into a legacy …

Joe

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… [Mr. Smith's] style of representation was impeccable, classy, and he cleverly executed every facet of the case …

Nancy

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… I really can’t thank you enough for securing the damages to which I was entitled …

Marybeth

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… I am beyond grateful for their caring manner, their legal prowess, and their attention to detail …

Tom

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Although this card is rather small, the “Thank You” isn’t small at all … You will never know what this money has meant to us.  It does not remove the affects of the stroke, but makes things somewhat better …

Tammy & John

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… For such a large firm, we received very personal care. We will always recommend you highly! …

Angelicia S

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This law firm cares about their clients and it shows. Thank you all for going over and beyond.

Erin L

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I was very happy with the Smith Law Center. They are professional, attentive and will truly fight for you.

Mike S

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David Holt did an excellent job dealing with a largely uncooperative insurance adjuster. He explored all avenues of recovery, their fees were fair and, once settled, payment was prompt. Five stars all the way.

Christin S

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Working with David and Lisa was a wonderful experience. I was overwhelmed by their kindness and efficiency.

Kevin Mottley

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These guys are a pleasure to work with and are true trial lawyers who fight for their clients day in and day out in court.

Andy H

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The attorneys and staff at Smith Law Center are great to work with. They care not only about a successful recovery, but ensuring their clients know what options are available for protecting the recovery long-term.

Shaminece H.

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The team and my attorney were so friendly. They were always available to help me or answer my questions, and the process wasn’t long at all. I’m so grateful for the services they gave me and for treating me like family.

Shannon L

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... I have the pleasure of working with the team at the Smith Law Center regularly ... They are well rounded, and their commitment to their clients is top notch.

Andy H

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... The attorneys and staff are great to work with ... They care not only about a successful recovery, but ensuring their clients know what options are available for protecting the recovery long-term.

Jonathan B

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... Mr. Smith helped us get a settlement fast, and things are much better now ...

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