150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

Cheryl Watson Smith

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Contact Information

5440 Peters Creek Rd.
Ste. 104
Roanoke VA 24019-3863
Work (540) 265-9022
Fax (540) 265-9024

Practice State



Practice emphasizes Alternate Dispute Resolution


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  • Bedford, Virginia
  • Botetourt, Virginia
  • Franklin, Virginia
  • Lexington , Virginia
  • Martinsville , Virginia
  • Montgomery, Virginia
  • Roanoke , Virginia
  • Roanoke, Virginia
  • Salem , Virginia
  • Wythe, Virginia

Legal Organizations

Member: Family Law Sections of Virginia State Bar and Virginia Bar Assn., Virginia Women Attorneys Assn.; Roanoke City Bar Assn.; International Academy of Collaborative Professionals; Virginia Collaborative Professionals; Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Roanoke; Current Position: Virginia Collaborative Professionals Council as Membership Chair; Prev. Positions: Virginia Collaborative Professionals-Executive Committee Board Member 2005-08; Virginia State Bar, Bd. of Governors-Family Law Section 2003-06; Virginia Bar Assn.; Young Lawyers Sections Council; Virginia Bar Assn.: Domestic Relations Section Council-Sec. 2003, Vice Chair 2004-05; Roanoke Valley Family Law Bar Assn.: Sec. 1994-96; Pres. 1997.


Certified Mediatior, 1995-present; 1994 Young Lawyers Division of Virginia Bar Assn.-Emerson G. Spies Award.

CLE Presentations

Virginia State Bar - Bridge the Gap - Family Law, 2002, 2003,2004; Virginia Trial Lawyers Assn., Annual Family Law Seminar, Moderator, 2003-2004; Lorman - Custody Issues in Virginia, 2000, 2001, 2002; Montgomery Radford Bar Assn., Annual Family Law Seminars, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002; Virginia State Bar: Annual Family Law Seminar-Moderator, Caselaw & Legislative Update Oct. 2004; Virginia Bar Assn.: "Take Your Job Suggestion & Shove It! Imputation of Income, Defined Duration and Vocational Experts in Support Cases", Aug. 2005. Virginia Psychological Association: “Optimizing the Brain’s Learning and Healing with Collaborative Tools and Techniques”, Oct 2008; Two-Day Basic Collaborative Law Training, Oct. 2008; Collaborative Mediation: “Interest Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills for Collaborative Professionals”, Feb. 2009 & March 2010; Collaborative Practice Training Institute: Multi-Disciplinary Collaborative Team Training May 2009; Collaborative Professionals of Roanoke: Public Education Seminars, Jan. & Feb. 2010 and Professional Education Seminar, July 2010; 30-Hour Interest Based Negotiation Skills for the Collaborative Practitioner, March 2010; Collaborative Presentation for the Employee Assistance Program Association; April 2010; Virginia Trial Lawyers Association: Cracking the Nest Egg and Other Assets July 2010


"Dividing the House Divided"-publication of the Virginia Bar Assn.; "Summary of Post-1998 Rehabilitative Alimony Cases"-VBA Journal, Volume XXIX No. 7 October/November 2003, the official publication of the Virginia Bar Assn.; "Update ot Summary of Post-1998 Rehabilitative Alimony Cases and Trends (September 2003-March 1, 2005)", VBA News Journal Vol. XXXI, Number 2, April/May 2005, the official publication of the Virginia Bar Assn.

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