Cheryl Watson Smith
Roanoke, Virginia 24019
After nearly 20 years as a divorce litigator, I welcome the opportunity to provide to families in Roanoke, the surrounding counties and throughout Southwest Virginia the opportunity to make informed, respectful decisions for restructuring their family, their finances and their futures without contentious court battles by using mediation or the Collaborative Divorce Process.
Professional ActivitiesCURRENT: Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Roanoke Virginia Collaborative Professionals - Member Services Committee chair International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Roanoke City Bar Association Virginia State Bar Family Law Section & Joint ADR Committee PRIOR: Roanoke Valley Family Law Bar Association (Secretary 1994-1996; President 1997) Virginia Bar Association -Domestic Relations Council (Secretary, 2003; Vice-Chair 2004, 2005) Virginia State Bar- Family Law Board of Governors 2003-2006, Family Law Section, Joint ADR Committee, Collaborative Law Sub-Committee Virginia Women's Attorney Association Virginia Trial Lawyers Association American Bar Association Virginia State Bar Special Committee on Resolution of Fee Disputes
University of Virginia, B.A., 1983
T. C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, J.D., 1988
Richmond Law Review
Client Counseling & Negotiation Board, Co-Chair
CommentsIf you or someone you know has prayerfully concluded that separation or divorce may be inevitable, yet are seeking a respectful alternative to expensive divorce or custody litigation, then consider the mediation or the Collaborative Divorce Process. In the Collaborative Divorce Process the trained legal, mental health and financial professionals work as a team to support and assist their clients to seek and reach resolutions that consider the individual's and their family's needs and interests for the short term and the long term. I am deeply committed to offering the Collaborative Divorce Process to assist clients in making informed, cooperative decisions about their future.
Collaborative Practice Training Institute (CPTI) trainings include: 2-day Basic Collaborative Law Training; 3-day Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team Training; 30 Hour Interest Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills for Collaborative Professionals; and custom designed trainings.
Facilitated 2-Day Basic Collaborative Law Training - Oct 2008, Lead Trainers: Dillina Stickley & Frank Morrison; 3-Day Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team Training - May 2009, Lead Trainers: Lisa Herrick, Lonnie Broussard, Frank Morrison & Lisa Schenkel; 30-Hour Interest Based Negotiation and Mediation Skills for Collaborative Professionals - Feb 2009, Lead Trainers: Frank Morrison, Lisa Schenkel & Lisa Herrick; 30-Hour Interest Based Negotiation Skills for the Collaborative Practitioner - Mar 2010, Lead Trainers: Lisa Schenkel, Frank Morrison & Jan White; 3-day Collaborative Divorce Team Training - Nov 2010, Lead Trainer: Dillina Stickley & Cheryl Watson Smith; 3-Day Basic Team Training for AOC - Mar 2011 Lead Trainers Karen Robins & Frank Morrison; 30-Hour Interest Based Negotiation & Skill for the Collaborative Practitioner - Sept 2011, Lead Trainers: Lisa Schenkel, Frank Morrison & Kate Scharff; 3-Day Collaborative Divorce Training - AOC Maryland -- Aug 2012; Jumpstarting Your Collaborative Practice -with Kimberly Fausss & Marcy Jones - Oct 2012; 3-Day Collaborative Divorce Team Training - Jan/Feb 2013 Lead Trainers Adele D'Ari & Lisa Herrick; 30-Hour Interest Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills Training - May 2014, Lead Trainer Lonnie Brussard; 2-Day Basic Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Two-day Team Training, March 2016, Lead Trainers: Frank Morrison & Cheryl Watson Smith
2-Day Basic Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Two-day Team Training, 2-day Basic Collaborative Law Training; 3-day Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team Training; 30-Hour Interest Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills for Collaborative Professionals; Collaborative Public Education Programs; Employee Assistance Collaborative Education Programs.
Frank Morrison, Esquire, 828 Main Street, Ste 1403 Lynchburg, VA 24504 Phone: (434) 384-0946;
Kimberly Fauss, Esquire, New Growth Ventures LLC 11506 Allecingie Parkway Suite 1B Richmond, Virginia 23235 Phone: 804 897 5443