Ethan W. Smith

Associate Attorney

Ethan earned his Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University and his undergraduate degree from Virginia Military Institute. During Law School, Ethan was a Member of the Legislative Journal and Spring 2022 Seton Hall Center for Social Justice Housing Clinic. Ethan was also an intern for the United States Magistrate Judge Michael A. Hammer, Newark, NJ, in 2020 and for the Ethics and Compliance Department of Lonza Group where he assisted efforts in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations risk assessment.

Before joining the firm, Ethan served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Norfolk. While there, he had significant roles in several jury and bench trials. This included a 2nd degree murder jury trial in which he served as the second chair and was the lead prosecutor on an embezzlement trial involving a public schools employee. Ethan also prosecuted a wide variety of gun crimes and violent felonies including sexual assault and domestic violence.


Admissions
  • Virginia (all levels)
  • Eastern District of Virginia
Professional/Community Memberships
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association