Daniel D. Smith

Daniel D. Smith

Of Counsel Since 2004
McLean, Virginia
(703) 777-6084 (Leesburg Office)

Daniel D. Smith enjoys meeting with clients one-on-one, hearing their stories, learning their needs, and offering creative solutions to challenging problems. Mr. Smith is an expert in the fields of tax, trust and estate planning, probate, trust and estate litigation, general business and corporate law, and has published widely in legal journals in these specialized areas.

Community Involvement:
Young Life of Loudoun County, Founding Chairman
Christian Businessmen's Committee of Leesburg, Founding Chairman
M.E. Foundation (a charitable foundation), Board Member
Life Line, Inc. (pregnancy counseling center), Founding Director
Riverside Foundation (a charitable foundation), President

Personal Note:
My wife Amy and I reside in Loudoun County, Virginia. We have five children and 13 grandchildren. I enjoy my family, the practice of law, bird hunting, and golf.

Areas of Practice

  • Tax
  • Trust & Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • General Business and Corporate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Virginia
  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Published Works

  • Use of Trusts: When? And Why? , Virginia Committee on Legal Education, Virginia Law Foundation, 1997
  • Use of Trusts: When? And Why? , Virginia Committee on Legal Education, Virginia Law Foundation, 1996
  • Trusts: A Basic Course, Virginia Committee on Legal Education, Virginia Law Foundation, 1995
  • Estate Planning, Continuing Professional Education, 1993
  • Estate Planning and Probate in Virginia , National Business Institute, 1992
  • Conservation Easements and Historic Preservation - A Primer on the Law, Virginia Committee on Legal Education, Virginia Law Foundation, 1990
  • Advanced Estate Planning Techniques in Virgina, National Business Institute, 1989

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • U.S. Marine Corps, Officer, 1969 - 1972
  • Fletcher Trust & Loudoun Hospital Pension Fund, Chairman and Trustee
  • Prison Fellowship, Founding Director and General Counsel, 1976 - 1986
  • Loudoun Vocational Education Fund, Founding General Counsel, 1990 - 1991
  • Loudoun Healthcare Foundation, Founding Trustee & Chairman, 1992 - 1993
  • George Mason School of Law, Founding Administrative Dean
  • George Mason School of Law, Associate Professor
  • George Mason School of Law, Acting Co-Dean

Past Employment Positions

  • Jordon Coyne Savits, Of Counsel, 1986 - 1997


  • German