Practice Areas


For more than 18 years, at the law firm of Mark A. Smith, P.C., we have represented individuals and families in a wide range of legal matters throughout Yorktown, Newport News, Hampton, WIlliamsburg, York County, Gloucester County, and James City County. including:

 

Criminal Law

Our firm has represented clients in local, state and federal courts on charges that range from minor traffic offenses to serious felonies for over 18 years. No matter what your circumstances are, we are prepared to provide you with the defense you need and deserve. We are proud to represent clients in Yorktown, Hampton, Newport News, Gloucester and the surrounding areas.

Traffic Tickets & Violations

Do not let a traffic violation restrict your driving privileges, strain your finances, and limit your future opportunities. With Mark A. Smith in your corner, you may be able to minimize the penalties of your traffic violation and mitigate any possible punishment.

DUI/DWI

It is critical to contact an efficient and proactive attorney as soon as possible after a DUI arrest. At the law firm of Mark A. Smith, P.C., we help clients fight criminal DUI charges and license suspension in Virginia. We have a thorough understanding of DUI/DWI laws in the state and how to protect the rights of our clients throughout the criminal process.

Drug Crimes

Drug charges, regardless of how minor or severe they may seem, carry with them the possibility of life altering consequences upon conviction. With time, Virginia legislature has grown increasingly harsher when drafting laws pertaining to the possession and/or distribution of illegal and sometimes even legal substances.

Underage Possession of Alcohol

You’re a parent. You care about what schools your children get to attend, what neighborhoods they’ll live in, which careers they’re going to choose. In a nutshell, their future is at the top of your list of priorities and now you fear this future could be in jeopardy as a result of an underage possession of alcohol charge.

Reckless Driving

Losing your driving privileges can cause a chain reaction that puts you into a vicious cycle where your employment, relationships and living situation are all adversely effected. Even routine tasks can become grueling chores if your license is suspended.

Personal Injury

it is important to have a lawyer on your side who will help you pursue a full and fair recovery. This recovery includes damages for your past and future medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. At the Yorktown law firm of Mark A. Smith, P.C., we have extensive litigation and settlement negotiation experience handling personal injury claims in Virginia.

Family Law/Divorce

If you are looking for reliable divorce advice from an experienced Newport News, Hampton and Yorktown divorce lawyer, speak with the law firm of Mark A. Smith, P.C. With more than 15 years of experience, we have successfully helped many clients through the dissolution of marriage process.

Child Custody/Support

Child custody, visitation and spousal support are some of the most emotional of all the legal issues associated with divorce in Virginia. Parents always want what is best for their children, but often it takes a skilled child custody lawyer to help make that possible.

Domestic Assault

It is said that there are often three sides to every story --- your side, your opponent’s side and the truth. In situations where arriving at the truth in a timely matter is of the utmost importance due to the fact that people’s lives depend upon it, hiring a professional is definitely the way to go.

Real Estate

At the law firm of Mark A. Smith, P.C., we provide a wide range of real estate services to individuals and businesses. We provide prompt and effective service regarding a wide range of real estate issues for buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants, developers and investors. We have the skill and ability to handle all your real estate needs.

Will, Trust & Estates

Without an estate plan, the courts may be required to decide how your assets should be distributed after your death. Taking the time to create an estate plan will help ensure that your wishes are honored and save your family considerable time, heartache and money. We are committed to providing you with the tools and information you need to make informed decisions.

General Litigation

We represent business clients and individuals in general and business litigation in a wide variety of situations, to include, among others, Landlord/Tenant, Business Disputes, Contract Disputes and General Civil Litigation. Throughout the litigation process, we vigorously represent our clients while also staying focused on understanding and achieving your goals in the.