Ms. Oram-Smith has practiced family law since 1986 and currently represents clients in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia in her practice located near the Town Center of Virginia Beach. She is a veteran divorce Attorney in Virginia Beach, Virginia for over 30 years. 

As a divorced mother, she understands the importance of family and all the issues that accompany the break-up of a marriage and the impact it has on the whole family and especially the children. 

Ms. Oram-Smith is committed to a high level of representation of her clients. This along with her compassionate approach has given her a stellar reputation in the family law arena.

Law Practice Background

Ms. Oram-Smith started practicing law in West Virginia in 1986. She practiced for two years there, and then moved back to Virginia in 1988 and has been practicing family law in Virginia ever since. She served the community as a staff attorney with the Virginia Beach office of the Tidewater Legal Aid Society for four years. 

Ms. Oram-Smith is certified by the Virginia Supreme Court to serve as Guardian ad litem for children in custody and adoption cases and for individuals alleged to be incapacitated in guardianship/conservatorship cases. 

She submitted drafts for legislative changes which were implemented allowing greater access to the Courts for custodial parents receiving services through the Division of Child Support Enforcement.
Ms. Oram-Smith currently represents the Virginia Department of Child Support Enforcement as private counsel pursuant to a contract approved by the Attorney General of Virginia for establishment, enforcement and modification of child support obligations in the Southeastern District of Virginia.


Ms. Oram-Smith graduated magna cum laude, Phi Kappa Phi, with a Bachelor of Science Degree from West Virginia University and her Law Degree from the West Virginia University School of Law.  She is admitted to practice before the Bar of Virginia; Supreme Court of Virginia, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.  

Professional Associations

Ms. Oram-Smith is a member of these fine law associations:

Virginia State Bar
Virginia Bar Association

Virginia Beach Bar Association
Norfolk & Portsmouth, Virginia Bar Associations
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Tidewater
Hampton Roads Family Law Organization

Practice Areas

Virginia Beach Divorce Attorney Jennifer Oram-Smith has concentrated her practice in the area of family law. This includes but is not limited to, legal separation, divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, adoption. Juvenile and domestic relations matters that includes domestic assault and protective orders, and petitions for guardianship and conservatorship for incapacitated individuals.

Jennifer Oram-Smith specializes in these areas of family law:   

Other Legal Services:

  • Division of Military Pensions
  • Division of Civil Service Pensions and Thrift Savings Plans
  • Division of civilian retirement plans 
  • Temporary Guardianship Agreements and Medical Powers of Attorney
  • Defense of Parents on Department of Human Services petitions for emergency removal of children and petitions for child protective orders

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