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Whet Smith works mostly in litigation matters, while also working on trust and estate matters. He has spent 17 years representing clients in a variety of different matters, including corporate litigation, trusts, estates, guardianships, employment law, and landlord-tenant law.

A native of Texas, Whet has a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgetown University and his law degree from Harvard University. He also has a Master’s of Public Affairs from the University of Texas.

Whet joined DBL after 13 years of running his own law firm in Texas, where he primarily represented senior citizen clients on matters... of wills, trusts, estates, and guardianship.

Whet also taught high school for five years, where he coached Mock Trial teams to victory in elite national competitions. He continues to coach Mock Trial on a volunteer basis in Richmond.

When not representing clients or coaching Mock Trial, Whet enjoys reading and watching classic film and television. He is a huge sports fan, primarily of the Houston Astros and Georgetown Hoyas basketball.


  • A.B. Georgetown University
  • J.D. Harvard University
  • M.P.Aff. University of Texas


  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Texas State Courts
  • Virginia State Courts

Outside of Work

  • Mock Trial
  • Baseball
  • College Basketball
  • Classic Film and Television
  • Political Demography

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