About Elizabeth Smyers

Elizabeth is a lifetime resident of Richmond, Virginia. She has been practicing law for over 15 years, and she has unique work experiences that qualify her to excel as a mediator and guardian ad litem. Elizabeth's compassion and approachable demeanor serve her clients well when it comes to effective negotiation and communication in a mediation or child advocate setting.

 

From 2008 through 2014, Elizabeth worked at BrownGreer where she was promoted to the position of Senior Counsel. She was involved in all aspects of mass claims administration with a specialty in the design of the claims review process.

 

Prior to joining BrownGreer, Elizabeth served eight years in the public sector as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for Chesterfield County. She prosecuted misdemeanor and felony charges in General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and Circuit Court. She focused on crimes involving child abuse, sex abuse, domestic violence and juvenile delinquency.

 

While at the Commonwealth Attorney's Office, Elizabeth was involved with the Chesterfield County Domestic Violence Task Force, where she served as Chair from 2005 to 2006. She was also involved with the Chesterfield County Intimate Partner and Family Violence Fatality Review Team, where she was one of five individuals responsible for creating the protocol, policies and procedures for the Fatality Review.

 

Prior to her work in the public sector, Elizabeth practiced criminal law and domestic relations law with the law firm formerly known as Bowen, Bryant, Champlin and Carr in Richmond, Virginia.

Education

  • Widener University , School of Law, J.D., 1998

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University,  B.S., 1994

 

Memberships

  • Virginia State Bar, 1998 - present

  • Chesterfield - Colonial Heights Bar Association, 1998-2008, 2014 - present

  • Richmond Criminal Law Bar Association, 1998 - 2008

  • Chesterfield County Domestic Violence Task Force, 2001-2008; Co-Chair 2005-2006

  • Chesterfield County Intimate Partner and Family Violence Fatality Review Team, 2001 - 2008

  • Chesterfield Interagency Criminal Justice Committee, 2000 - 2008

 

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1998

 

Elizabeth M. Smyers

Email: beth@thesmyerslawfirm.com

Phone: 804.748.8153

 

 

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