About Attorney Shavon Smith

Washington D.C. & Maryland Business Lawyer

Washington DC and Maryland Attorney Shavon Smith

Shavon helps small and medium-sized businesses solve problems. She is the founder of The SJS Law Firm, PLLC where she represents business owners, entrepreneurs, and non-profits in all legal aspects of their ventures, including employment matters, contracts, intellectual property, compliance and legal strategy. Shavon frequently speaks and presents training and seminars for business owners, speaking on topics such as Performing a Legal Check Up: Ensuring Your Business is Legally Protected & Prime for Growth; Working With An Attorney For Your Small Business and Growing Your Business With Teaming Arrangements. Shavon regularly volunteers with various organizations to provide pro bono assistance to community entrepreneurs.  She also sits on the board of a southeast DC non-profit, Wheeler Creek Community Development Corporation.

Prior to starting SJS, she practiced law with a big DC law firm. For nearly 6 years she counseled corporations on variety of commercial matters. While toiling away in big law, Shavon dreamed of working for herself, but was stuck on what type of entrepreneurial venture to pursue. Ultimately, she had an epiphany — use her years as a business attorney and litigator to help small and medium-sized business owners reach their goals.

You probably wanted to become a business owner for many of the same reasons Shavon did, you had great ideas, you wanted to help people, and you wanted to control your future and destiny. Shavon helps clients achieve those goals by helping to ensure that their business is legally protected so they can focus on the reasons they started their business in the first place.


Howard University School Of Law, Washington, DC
J.D. May 2005

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
B.A. in International Relations and Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy, June 2002

Bar Admissions

Maryland; Michigan; District of Columbia; United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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