William W. Smith, III

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 What To Do When… A Dummies Guide to the Legal Verse. A Legal Chat Video and Audio Podcast proudly brought to you by Critzer Cardani PC in Richmond, VA.

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The objective of the What To Do When… podcast is to discuss common legal scenarios faced by everyday citizens in Virginia. Critzer and Cardani practice law throughout Virginia and focus their practice around the state’s capital of Richmond, in the Piedmont region.

Will Smith draws on more than a decade of experience working in the Virginia Courts system to provide excellent legal representation for his clients. His areas of practice include criminal defense, serious traffic offenses, family law, and landlord-tenant law matters. He handles cases throughout the Greater-Richmond area and its surrounding counties and cities. Contact Will Smith.

In his criminal practice, Will is a relentless advocate who provides sound legal counsel to his clients. Will handles cases involving drug crimes, domestic violence, probation violations, license and firearm rights restoration, and expungements. He also represents juvenile defendants charged with an array of felony and misdemeanor offenses. As a traffic attorney, Will handles serious traffic offenses including Reckless Driving, DUI and DWI, as well as cases involving commercial driver’s licenses (CDL).

In his family law practice, Will believes in evaluating each case individually and working closely with his clients to help them achieve their goals. He handles uncontested divorces, defending and obtaining protective orders, child custody, visitation, and support matters. While, family law cases are inherently stressful, Will understands the importance of listening to the concerns of his clients to help them traverse the troubled waters of family law issues as they arise.

Will also represents landlords in landlord-tenant cases. Landlord-tenant laws are always changing. The rights of the landlords have never been more at risk than they are today. The state and federal legislatures along with the courts have created laws to protect the rights of tenants, in most cases to the detriment of landlords. Will stays apprised of all changes in the laws to provide his landlords sound legal counsel.

Will has dedicated his entire career to the Virginia Court System. After graduating from Randolph-Macon College in 2009, Will worked as a Deputy Clerk in the criminal division of a Virginia Circuit Court. This experience learning the court system from the inside-out laid the foundation for his values and understanding of the legal system. This experience also helped Will establish and cultivate strong relationships with judges, clerks, and other attorneys. While attending law school at the University of Richmond, Will interned with both Henrico County Attorney’s Office and Chesterfield County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. During his final year of law school, Will prosecuted criminal cases regularly under the aid of the Commonwealth’s Attorney.

Outside of his law practice, Will stays involved in his legal community through memberships and various professional organizations. He is a member of the Henrico and Chesterfield Bar Associations. He has participated in the state’s training program for newly appointed Circuit Court judges. Will also stays involved with the University of Richmond Trial Advocacy Board by judging mock trial competitions.

Born in Henrico County, Virginia, Will is admitted to practice in all Virginia State Courts and the Federal Court of the Eastern District of Virginia.


Critzer Cardani, PC – 2021

Bowen Ten Cardani, PC – 2018 – 2021


University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law – 2016

Randolph-Macon College – 2009

Bar Admission:

Virginia, 2017

Eastern District of Virginia, 2020

Associate Attorney Spotlight Video Release Notes from Will Smith – February 2022

Hi, I’m Will, I’m one of the attorneys at Critzer | Cardani.

I became a lawyer to help people in need. I’ve spent my entire career working in the Virginia court system. After graduating from the University of Richmond, TC Williams School of Law.

I began my practice in 2017. My areas of practice include criminal defense, defending major traffic offenses, landlord tenant law, and family law. My relationship with my clients begins the moment they hire me. I believe no two cases are alike, and there are a number of factors consider. I communicate with my clients to determine what a winning outcome looks like. I draw my years of experience to develop a plan of action and execute it to achieve their goals.

If you’re confronted with a legal issue, please do not hesitate to contact us at Critzer Cardani. Let us help you in your time of need.

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