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Joseph P. Smith III has been working at law for nearly 40 years as both law enforcement and practicing attorney. If you have a legal problem or concern, call now! Mr. Smith is also the only legal provider in the Northern Virginia area approved by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and has specialized experience in Federal security clearance issues.


Joseph Smith has experience assisting individuals
in areas such as:

  • Security Clearance & Background Investigations
  • Employment and Administrative problems
  • Civil, Criminal, and Traffic cases
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests


The Legal Services of
Joseph P. Smith III, Esq.

1921 Gallows Road, Suite 750
Vienna, VA 22182
tel: (703) 883-0878
fax: (703) 883-0899


Joseph Smith has experience assisting businesses
in areas such as:

  • Registered Agent services
  • Due Dilligence
  • Non-Profit Formation
  • Incorporation services
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests


American Bar Association
Virginia State Bar
Fairfax Bar Association
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Admitted to Practice in U.S. Supreme Court
Virginia State Bar
District of Columbia Bar



While actively assisting clients in areas such as security clearance problems, background investigations, registered agent services, business law and other areas in the general practice of law, Joseph Smith seeks to assist his clients through his specialized knowledge of Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts (FOIPA), especially on the federal level.

As a former Special Agent and disclosure official of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Mr. Smith seeks to aid clients by applying his extensive experience and his knowledge of federal records systems, especially law enforcement records, by maximizing clients' access to those records while minimizing the delay in gaining access and, where appropriate, avoiding the necessity of litigation.

Furthermore, as an attorney, Mr. Smith also provides an analysis of documents released by the government to further the client's understanding of those FOIA documents and the government operations in which they were created so that clients may better understand the significance of what they obtain.

Certified to practice law in Virginia and Washington, DC, Mr. Smith has helped numurous Virginia police officers with misconduct allegations in administrative hearings. In addition, Mr. Smith uses his experience working for the FBI in security clearances and background investigations to help employment candidates negotiate problems with thier security clearances background investigations and other issues.

With an office in Vienna, Virginia just across from Tyson's Corner Mall in Fairfax County, Mr. Smith is easily accessible to clients in Fairfax, McLean, Burke, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Springfield, Langley, Alexandria, Warrenton, Manassas, Fauquier, Gainesville and other areas of Northern Virginia as well as those in the District of Columbia.

Specializing in Security Clearances, Virginia Registered Agent Services, Due Dilligence and more.


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