Howard Smith

Howard Smith, managing partner at Smith Law Center has spent 48 years practicing law. Howard earned his Bachelor of Arts form the University of Richmond in 1967 and earned his Juris Doctor from the College of William & Mary in 1970.

Included in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, Howard is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Hampton County Bar Association, Newport News Bar Association, member of the Virginia State Bar and a senior member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

Licensed to practice law in the state of Virginia, Howard is often in court representing his personal injury clients. He specializes in Wrongful death, personal injury, medical malpractice, auto accidents, trucking crashes and brain injuries.

He, along with brother Stephen has regularly and consistently obtained numerous multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts nationwide for traumatic brain injury survivors and survivors of other catastrophic injuries. He has proudly represented thousands of traumatic brain injury survivors and their families.

Located in Hampton, Virginia, they are listed among the Best Lawyers in America and handle all types of trucking and auto accidents, DUI victims, brain injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, seaman’s claims, dog bites and much more.

The Smith Law Center is currently the largest personal injury firm on the peninsula, and one of the largest in Virginia. Newport News native Joseph Smith founded the firm in 1949 with the express purpose of providing quality legal representation to the victims of the negligence of others.

  • - The Best Lawyers in America ~ 2017
  • – Super Lawyers ~ 2017
  • – Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent A/V Rated
  • – Licensed to practice in Virginia, New York and the District of Columbia and all other states by permission
  • – Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum member
  • – Listed in Who’s Who in American Law Law Dragon ~ 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • – Leaders in the Law
  • – Washington Post “DC’s Best Lawyers”