Smith & Pugh, PLC

Practicing estate law together for more than 30 years, Daniel D. Smith and W. Franklin Pugh bring you invaluable expertise and experience in estate planning, trust and estate administration, probate law, trust and estate litigation, and the formation and preservation of closely held businesses. They are recognized in the legal community and among their clients for their integrity, personal attention, and discreet advice.  Their understanding of the legal and practical issues an executor or trustee is likely to encounter affords them unique insights into the preparation of wills and trusts.

Attorney Jonathan A. Nelson joined the firm in 2019. He has practiced law in Northern Virginia since 2007. A skilled litigator, Mr. Nelson handles business, employment, contract, property, and estate matters, and is a strong and committed advocate for his clients.

Since 2004, Dan Smith and Frank Pugh also have been affiliated with Gammon & Grange, P.C., which provides legal services to nonprofit and charitable organizations.

The attorneys are ably supported by the firm's staff—Carol Dunnigan (office manager), Sarah Haughton (Paralegal services, estate and trust accountings), Tricia Archer (estate and trust accountings), and Lori Stertz and Mary Lolas (receptionist, administrative). The staff has combined service with the firm of almost 30 years. In addition to their professional experience and skills, they each take a genuine interest in the firm's clients.