Cheryl Watson Smith



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


Practice emphasizes Alternate Dispute Resolution (Collaborative Divorce, Mediation, Negotiated Agreements)



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

Legal Organizations

Member: Family Law Sections of Virginia State Bar and Virginia Bar Assn., Roanoke City Bar Assn.; Virginia Collaborative Professionals; Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Roanoke; Southwest Virginia Collaborative Divorce Professionals; Current Position: Virginia Collaborative Professionals Council as Membership Services 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 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, 2008; Collaborative Mediation: “Interest Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills for Collaborative Professionals”, 2009 & 2010; Collaborative Practice Training Institute: Multi-Disciplinary Collaborative Team Training, 2009; Collaborative Professionals of Roanoke: Public Education Seminars, 2010 and Professional Education Seminar, 2010; 30-Hour Interest Based Negotiation Skills for the Collaborative Practitioner, 2010; Collaborative Presentation for the Employee Assistance Program Association; 2010; Virginia Trial Lawyers Association: Cracking the Nest Egg and Other Assets, 2010; 3-Day Collaborative Divorce Training - AOC Maryland, 2011 & 2012; 30-Hr. Interest-Based Negotiation & Skills Training for the Collaborative Practitioner, 2011; Collaborative Divorce Law Practice for VSCSW, 2011; Collaborative Divorce and the Role of the Financial Neutral, NACVA, 2011; Collaborative Presentation for Carilion Psychiatric Residents, 2011; Collaborative Presentation for Society for Human Resource Management, 2011; You & the Law Series, 2011; Jumpstarting Your Collaborative Practice, 2012; Three-Day Collaborative Divorce Team Training. 2013-2014; 30-Hr Interest-Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills Training, 2014; Abingdon Solo Practitioner-Small Firm and Bench-Bar Conference, 2016; Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Two-Day Team Training, 2016


"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.