Jacob E. Smith - A Cordell & Cordell Richmond Divorce Attorney

Jacob E. Smith

Litigation Attorney

Clearfield divorce attorney Jacob E. SmithIt didn’t take long for family law to become a passion for Richmond divorce attorney Jacob E. Smith. It’s his calling to help individuals and families through the most stressful situation of their lives.

Mr. Smith’s sense of empathy gives him the ability to put himself in his clients’ shoes and feel what they’re feeling so that he then knows how to best address their needs.

“It helps me speak to them in terms they mentally and emotionally understand,” he said.

Mr. Smith likes to tell his clients that his approach through the case is to come off as the most reasonable and level-headed party.

“As a team we are the most willing to discuss fair and reasonable settlements, but we are also the last to back down from what we believe is the best solution,” he said. “We are intelligently aggressive.”

Licenses & Admissions

Mr. Smith is licensed to practice in Utah and Virginia.


Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (ethics) from Southern Virginia University. He earned his Juris Doctor with a concentration certificate in Child and Family Law from Capital University Law School.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Mr. Smith primarily practiced family law (divorce, custody, child support, etc.), but also practiced adoption, bankruptcy, criminal defense, business formation, corporate litigation, water rights, and mass torts (multi-district litigation for defective medical devices).


  • Federalist Society
  • Weber County Bar Association
  • Utah Bar Association Family Law Section


  • 2015 American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction in Utah
  • Letter of Commendation from Capt. Michael T. Palmer, NLSO, US Navy JAG Corps, 2011
  • Coached a high school mock trial team to the Utah State Championship in 2016 and 2017 and competed in the National High School Mock Trial competition in May 2017.



“Jacob has been great to work with, he’s just fantastic and I hold him in the highest regard. I wishes he could rate him higher.”