About Us

The Smith Law Center: Experienced Lawyers for Personal Injury and Catastrophic Brain Cases

The Smith Law Center is a multi-generational family-run personal injury law firm located in Hampton, Virginia. Founded by Joseph Smith in 1949, and carried forward by his sons Stephen and Howard Smith, what began with providing quality legal representation to victims of negligence is still going strong today.

The Smith Law Center covers areas like Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, D.C., and nationwide. Our results include:

  • The largest slip-and-fall case ever awarded in Virginia
  • The largest verdict ever rendered in South Carolina
  • An award of over $60 million for one individual—the largest verdict in the world for a brain injury survivor with a closed-head injury
  • Over 1 billion recovered for all our clients
“I’m the lawyer other lawyers call when they have a brain injury case.”
Stephen M. Smith

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When Should You Contact the Smith Law Center?

Filing a claim is free, and clients do not pay unless the case is won or settled. You should contact the Smith Law Center if you need:

  • Experienced, landmark-setting brain or spinal cord injury representation
  • An accident lawyer for vehicular crashes, slip-and-fall injuries, or workers comp cases
  • A renowned personal injury lawyer in Virginia or nationwide

Reach out to the Smith Law Center via our online contact form or by calling our offices at (757) 244-7000. We work tirelessly to recover every resource available to our clients, and hold negligent parties accountable for the harm that they’ve caused.

The attorneys are supported by a diverse staff of 28, who collectively bring over 300 years of experience to our firm.


Mission Statement

At The Smith Law Center, our mission is to champion the rights of individuals who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of others. We are dedicated to providing compassionate and client-centered legal representation, ensuring our clients receive the compensation they deserve. Upholding the highest standards of integrity and expertise, we tirelessly advocate for justice, seeking to make a positive impact not only in the lives of our clients but also in the communities we serve. Through unwavering commitment, collaboration, a passion for advocacy, and courtroom expertise, we aim to be a beacon of support for those navigating the challenges of personal injury, guiding them toward a brighter and more financially and emotionally secure future.

Kevin Mottley

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I have had the pleasure of working alongside Stephen Smith, David Holt, and Stewart Gill for several years now, representing traumatic brain injury survivors in fights against insurance companies. 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.


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.