OTEY  SMITH & QUARLES                    Attorneys

Matthew W. Smith

Attorney / Partner

Licensed to Practice Law in Virginia and Colorado


Martindale-Hubbell Peer-review Rating:  AV (Preeminent) in Litigation, Business Law and General Practice *

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Office:  757.903.2665

Fax:     757.561.2378

Practice Areas:

  • Civil litigation in Virginia federal and state courts
  • Divorce
  • Business Law and Litigation (including Business Sale and Purchase; Commercial Leases; Land Use and Planning, Executive Compensation; Contract Drafting; Commerncial and Business Disputes)
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice Claims
  • Real Estate and Decedent's Estate Litigation
  • Employment Counseling and Litigation
  • Military Law (including Investigations, Separation Boards, Correction of Records, Divorce, ROTC Disenrollment, Financial Responsibility Investigations)



J.D.     Juris Doctor, College of William & Mary Law School

Ph.D.   Political Science, State University of New York at Buffalo

M.A.    Economics, State University of New York at Buffalo

B.S.     Excelsior College


Admitted to Practice in the following Courts:

Supreme Court of Virginia and all other Virginia Courts
Colorado Supreme Court and all other Colorado Courts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
U.S. Tax Court



  • Judge Advocate, US Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, Virginia Army National Guard (Iraq Deployment 2007-08, retired 2010)
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School
  • President (2016-18) and Director (2008-present), Williamsburg Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar (Litigation, Family Law, Military Law sections)(Statewide Chair, Military Law Section, 2010-2011)
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (Personal Injury, Family Law sections)M
  • National Ski Patrol (Alpine Patroller)
  • William & Mary Alumni Association



Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia - Recognized in 2019 as a "Top Lawyer" by Coastal Virginia Magazine and CoVabiz.  A distinction awarded based on a peer-to-peer voting process.




Contact and Appointments



Busch Corporate Center

485 McLaws Circle

Williamsburg, VA 23185

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Business Hours:

Monday through Friday

8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Other hours by appointment

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