Jacob E. Smith

Jacob E. Smith is a partner at WhitbeckBennett who focuses primarily on family law. Practicing since 2012, Jacob has represented clients in a variety of matters including family law, adoption, bankruptcy, criminal defense, business formation, corporate litigation, and mass-torts.

Jacob spent many of his early years in Utah before moving to Virginia where he completed his middle and secondary education and then graduated from Southern Virginia University with a BA in Philosophy. In 2012 he received his J.D. from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio before returning to Utah where he practiced law for 5 years.

As an attorney, Jacob feels it is his life’s purpose to help individuals and families through the most difficult time of their lives. He is a natural optimist who truly believes that there is happiness to be had by all, even after divorce. Coupled with his optimism is his commitment to honesty and his duty to tell his clients the reality of a situation even if it is not something they want to hear.  

Outside of work, Jacob enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and is an active member of his church. He is an Eagle Scout and enjoys participating in many outdoor activities such as swimming and Spartan obstacle course races. Jacob is also a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and can often be spotted wearing superhero cufflinks.

Name: Jacob E. Smith

Title: Partner

Law School: Capital University Law School, 2012. 

College: Southern Virginia University, 2009.

Admissions: Virginia, Utah

Affiliations: Family Law Section of Virginia State Bar, Chesterfield Bar Association, Henrico Association, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association