Vania M. Smith


Vania is an attorney in the firm’s Real Estate and Commercial Transactions practice groups.

Prior to joining Friedlander Misler, Vania had over 20 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate Management here in the Washington, D.C. region working for some of the leading commercial real estate firms including Hines, Lincoln Property Company, Vornado/Charles E. Smith, and Cushman & Wakefield.

In law school, Vania served as a Teaching Assistant in the Lawyering Skills Program and was published in the Catholic University Law Review.  She was also the 2019 National Champion at the coveted National Trial Competition sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Vania is a resident of the District of Columbia and has a commitment to community service as evidenced by her work at pro bono legal clinics on issues ranging from affordable housing to estate planning for seniors.