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.