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Julious (Joey) P. Smith, Jr.

Julious (Joey) P. Smith, Jr. is the chairman of Williams Mullen. Under Mr. Smith's leadership as CEO from 1984 - 2009, Williams Mullen, with offices in North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and London, has become one of the largest law firms in Virginia.

A committed community leader, Mr, Smith has received numerous awards for his dedication to community service.He is a member of the board of trustees of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges and a member of the board of directors of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the board of directors of the University of Virginia Athletics Foundation. Mr. Smith is the former chair of the Virginia chapter of the Society of International Business Fellows.

The Richmond Bar Association awarded Mr. Smith the Hill-Tucker Public Service Award in 2005, In 2003, Mr.Smith received the Patrick Henry Public Service Award from the Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest at Hampden-Sydney College. He is a member of The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the Richmond Touchdown Club's Micheli Award for his outstanding contribution to Richmond youth

Mr. Smith is a past chairman of the Greater Richmond United Way Campaign and a past chairman of its "de Tocqueville" effort. Mr. Smith served as the chair of the 2002 Annual Dinner for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and served as co-chair of the 2004 CCA American Cancer Society Golf Tournament. He is a former Virginia State chairman for the United States Olympic Committee, and a former president of TheatreVirginia. Mr. Smith also serves on several corporate boards including The Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia. He serves as chairman of The Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia.

Mr. Smith joined Williams Mullen upon his 1968 graduation from the University of Virginia School of Law. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1965 and served as a trustee of the institution and as vice-chairman of its board of trustees. He is married to the former Sherrill Poehler of Richmond, Virginia. They have three children and eight grandchildren.


Joey P. Smith

Julious (Joey) P. Smith, Jr.
Richmond, VA
July 1, 2010
Current Term Expires:
June 30, 2014