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Stephanie C. Smith is a Shareholder in the law firm of Midgett Preti Olansen. Her practice areas include estate planning, estate and trust administration, and business matters. Additionally, Ms. Smith serves as a Commissioner of Accounts for Virginia Beach Circuit Court. In her role as Commissioner of Accounts, Ms. Smith supervises fiduciaries and audits accountings and other filings by administrators and executors of estates, trustees of trusts, guardians and conservators for minor children or incapacitated adults, and foreclosure trustees.

Ms. Smith has been named as one of the Top Women in the Law in the category of Corporate Governance Law. She has also been named to the Virginia Super Lawyers magazine “Super Lawyers” list, limited to no more than 5% of Virginia attorneys, in the category of Business/Corporate each year, and included as a “Best Lawyer” in the Best Lawyers in America publication, numerous times. Ms. Smith has further been recognized as a Top Lawyer in Coastal Virginia magazine for several years.

Ms. Smith’s previous law firm, Stephanie C. Smith, PC, was also included in the Best Lawyers in America publication as one of the Best Law Firms. She has been named by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Virginia, Top 100 Lawyers in Virginia, Top 25 Women Attorneys in Virginia, and as a Rising Star. Additionally, the Virginia Beach Legal Staff Association chose Ms. Smith as Boss of the Year. Ms. Smith has held an AV preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating given by the preeminent directory of legal professionals, for a decade.

Contact & Links
  • 2901 South Lynnhaven Road, Suite 120
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452
  • University of California - Los Angeles, J.D., graduated 1993
  • University of Virginia, B.A., graduated 1989
Bar Admissions
  • Virginia, 1993
  • Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council - Member
  • National Association of Estate Planners and Councils - Member
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association - Member
  • Virginia Beach Circuit Court - Commissioner of Accounts
  • Virginia Conference of Commissioners of Accounts - Member
  • Virginia State Bar - Member
Court Admissions
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Virginia State Bar

Midgett Preti Olansen PC
Headquarters: Virginia Beach, Virginia

6 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America award

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • AV® Preeminent ™ Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • Accredited Estate Planner®, National Association of Estate Planners & Councils
  • Virginia “Super Lawyer”; Top 50: Women Virginia Super Lawyers; Top 100: Virginia Super Lawyers; Top 25: Women Virginia Super Lawyers; and Super Lawyer, Virginia Rising Star
  • The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Stephanie C. Smith, PC, included in The Best Lawyers in America®, as a Best Law Firm
  • “Top Lawyers”, Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • Virginia Beach Legal Staff Association Boss of the Year
  • Top Women in Law, Virginia, Corporate Governance Law
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Elder Law
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates


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