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Roy J. Smith IV

Roy J. Smith IV

The Smith Family Law Firm, P.A.
  • Family Law, Divorce
  • Florida
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Summary

"An attorney must wear two hats: one of the champion and one of the counselor. If an attorney fails to wear both hats he, or she, is only providing half of the representation deserved.”

Roy Smith practices in the realms of Family Law, Auto Accident Law, and Mediations. Roy has been selected for inclusion in the 2010 and 2011 and 2012 Rising Stars list published in Florida Super Lawyers® magazine, a distinction only given to 2.5% of all practicing lawyers in the State of Florida. In addition, Roy has been given the distinction of being AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell through its peer review program. The AV rating is the highest rating awarded by Martindale-Hubbell and reflects an attorney who has reached the height of professional excellence. Roy was also included in Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite list for 2011 and also selected as one of Orlando’s “Renaissance Men” for 2011 by Orlando Style Magazine.

In addition to his practice as an attorney, Roy is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator and Circuit Civil Mediator.

Roy was born in Wauchula, Florida but spent his formative years in the Carolinas, graduating from Fort Mill High School and then returning to his home state of Florida to attend college and law school.

After graduating with honors from The University of Florida College of Law, where he served as the Senior Articles Editor and Chief Judicial Panelist of the Florida Law Review, he moved to the Orlando area.

For over ten years, Roy has been representing clients in personal injury matters and in family law disputes. He has had the pleasure of lecturing numerous times on these issues to both attorneys as well as law students and consumers of the State of Florida.

Education
University of Florida
J.D. (2000) | Law
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Honors: Graduated with Honors; Recipient of Frank E. Maloney Award for Outstanding Candidate (Florida Law Review); Recipient of Gertrude Brick Award for Outstanding Board Member (Florida Law Review)
Activities: Senior Articles Editor (Florida Law Review); Chief Judicial Panelist (Florida Law Review)
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Nova Southeastern University
B.S. (1997) | Legal Studies
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Honors: Outstanding Achievement Award; Distinguished Alumni Award
Activities: President AX (Alpha Chi) Honors Fraternity
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Professional Experience
Partner
The Smith Family Law Firm, P.A.
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Partner
Weiss Legal Group, P.A.
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Attorney
Rissman, Weisberg, Donahue & McLain
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Speaking Engagements
Maximizing Pre-suit Recovery, A Practical Refresher on Litigating the Florida Auto Injury Case
2005
Material Misrepresentation, The PIP Wars
2006
The Ramifications of PIP, Auto Negligence Seminar
2008
Current Issues and Strategy, No-Fault Law
2008
The Importance of Pre-Suit Preparation, Obtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury Clients
2008
Certifications
Certified Family Law Mediator & Circuit Civil Mediator
Florida Supreme Court
Awards
Super Lawyer
Florida Super Lawyers
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
The Regions Top Lawyers
Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine
2012
Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
2012
“One of Orlando’s Top Lawyers” for “Excellence in Family Law”
Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine
2011
Rising Star
Florida Super Lawyers
2010, 2011
Distinguished Alumni Award
Nova Southeastern University
2009
Professional Associations
Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Florida Justice Association
EAGLE Member
Current
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Seminole County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida
Member
Current
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Central Florida Family Law Inn of Court
Member
Current
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Florida State Bar # 0353840
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    20 minute free consultations available. $300 paid for consultations also available.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Roy J. Smith IV's Website Profile
Website
The Smith Family Law Firm, P.A.
Blog
Roy's Desk: The Florida Divorce & Family Law Blog: Orlando
Contact & Map
The Smith Family Law Firm, P.A.
815 Orienta Ave.
Suite 2050
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
USA
Telephone: (407) 790-4800