Emily E. Smith

Emily E. Smith


Emily Smith, a personal injury attorney practicing out of Allen & Allen’s Fredericksburg office, focuses on cases involving car, truck, or motorcycle crashes. Unafraid to work tirelessly on behalf of her clients, Emily has the reputation for distilling issues down to the most vital information. Being in the courtroom is why she wanted to become a lawyer, and she strives to fight for a fair outcome for her clients.

Prior to joining Allen & Allen, Emily was the first law clerk for Stafford County, Virginia, where she clerked for three judges. The experience gave her insight into the judicial process from both sides of the bench. Prior or her clerkship, Emily worked as a legal intern for the Richmond Public Defender Office, and later for the Chesterfield Commonwealth’s Attorney Office.

Emily received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Auburn University, graduating cum laude. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law, graduating cum laude. There, she earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Award twice. The award is given to the highest scoring law student in each class.

Emily is originally from Auburn, Alabama and enjoys outdoor activities, cooking, and playing golf.


  • Trial Attorney, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (2018-present)
  • Law Clerk, Stafford County Circuit Court (2017 – 2018)
  • Legal Intern, Chesterfield Commonwealth’s Attorney Office (2016)
  • Legal Intern, Richmond Public Defender Office (2016)

Bar Admissions

  • Licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia


  • J.D., T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond (2017)
  • B.A., Political Science, Auburn University (2011)


  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award Recipient (2016 & 2017)
  • Executive Board Member for the Trial Advocacy Board
  • 2016 Charlotte Trial Advocacy External Competition Participant

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Fredericksburg Area Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice

Community Service

  • Student Association for the Education Rights Clinic

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