Jillian M. Smaniotto
(804) 717-1969 (T)
(804) 748-4161 (F)

Attorney Profile

Jillian chose to focus her career on family law because she enjoys the opportunity to effectuate real change for people’s day to day lives through the practice of law. She understands that matters relating to children or the breakdown of a family are emotional for everyone involved. She takes pride in her role to objectively guide her clients through these stressful events.

Prior to private practice, Jillian gained invaluable insight into the workings of the court system and the decision-making process of judges during her term as a judicial law clerk to the judges of the Henrico County Circuit Court. Using this experience, and drawing upon her background in various areas of family law and general civil litigation, Jillian works to craft the most effective strategy to help her clients meet their goals.

Professional Experience

Friedman Law Firm, P.C., Attorney
Henrico County Circuit Court, Henrico, Virginia,
Judicial Law Clerk

Education and Training

University of Richmond School of Law
Richmond, Virginia
Juris Doctor

University of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia
B.A. Political Science and Criminal Justice,
cum laude
Minor in Law & the Liberal Arts

Honors, Awards, and Accolades

Richmond Journal of Law and Technology,
Manuscripts Editor
Trial Advocacy Board, University of Richmond School of Law
CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Family Law,
University of Richmond School of Law

Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of the United States
Supreme Court of Virginia
Court of Appeals of Virginia
All Virginia Trial Courts


Richmond Bar Association
Chesterfield County Bar
Henrico County Bar
Metro Richmond Family Bar

Call today for a confidential consultation. (804) 717-1969