About The Smith Law Center

Steve and Howard

When Joseph Smith opened the firm in 1949, it was with the simple philosophy to help the injured. Sixty-six years later and they’re still helping people. Today, son’s Stephen and Howard Smith own and operate The Smith Law Center with the same guiding principles and focus.

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.

Clients don’t want to be treated as if they were numbers on a tote board, and the attorneys of The Smith Law Center, Howard P. Smith, Stephen M. Smith, David Holt, and Jan F. Hoen, continue the legacy of service that Joseph Smith began by putting the welfare of their clients first, protecting their rights through caring and aggressive representation. Joseph’s legacy of hard work, honesty, and integrity is reflected in the work ethic of every member of The Smith Law Center team. “The attorneys are supported by a diverse staff of 28 who collectively bring over 300 years of experience to the firm” says Stephen. Staff members actively participate in a variety of professional associations that enable them to stay abreast of current developments in the legal field.