History of the Firm

Since 1961 our attorneys have helped not only the residents of Hampton Roads, but also individuals who reside throughout the United States with their legal needs.  Our attorneys have over 150 years of combined legal experience.  While our practice centers largely around issues related to family law, we also look forward to assisting you in matters related to commercial litigation, criminal and traffic infractions, personal injury accidents and business law.

Although the attorneys in our firm have different backgrounds and practice, we are all zealous advocates for our clients.  We all strive to achieve the best results possible, whether through litigation or settlement, by working diligently for each person we serve.  Christie, Kantor, Griffin & Smith, P.C.  is an aggressive and focused law firm.  We pride ourselves on the fact that our attorneys have been named to and received the following prestigious recognitions:  Best Lawyers in America, Top Attorneys in Virginia by Richmond Magazine, Top Attorneys in Hampton Roads by Hampton Roads Magazine, Super Lawyers, Virginia Legal Elite, Best Law Firm by U.S. News and World Reports, and Martindale – Hubbell AV ratings.   We are even more proud that these recognitions are based on evaluations from our peers.

We look forward to having you as a client and assisting you with your particular needs.  Although you will likely choose one of our several attorneys as your lead counsel, we often collaborate between ourselves, sharing our thoughts and ideas as well as strategy considerations in matters on behalf of our clients.  We are all individuals but we know that our firm functions best for our clients when we work together and take advantage of all assets of the firm.  Our team of experienced attorneys welcomes the opportunity to put our philosophy to work for you.

OUR ATTORNEYS

We are a team of dedicated professionals ready to help you.

George A. Christie

George A. Christie

Partner

A graduate of William & Mary and the T.C. Williams School of Law of the University of Richmond, George A. Christie practices exclusively in the area of family law, including separation, divorce, custody, support (child and spousal), equitable distribution and retirement issues.

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Barry Kantor

Barry Kantor

Partner

A graduate of Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia School of Law, Barry Kantor practices exclusively in the area of family law including separation, divorce, custody, support (child and spousal), equitable distribution and retirement issues.

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J. Roger Griffin, Jr.

J. Roger Griffin, Jr.

Partner

Roger has been a lifelong resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia since being born locally on November 16, 1960. He has practiced exclusively with the firm since graduating from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in 1986.

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Mark S. Smith

Mark S. Smith

Partner

A graduate of the University of Virginia with High Distinction (1977) and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary (Law Review) (1980), Mark S. Smith practices in the area of family law including pre-marital and marital agreements, separation, divorce, custody, support (child and spousal), equitable distribution and retirement issues and in the area of criminal and traffic law, particularly driving under the influence.

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