Robert H. Powell III

    Of Counsel
    Office: Norfolk
    Admissions: Virginia


    Bob is Of Counsel in the firm’s Norfolk office where his practice focuses on trust and estate planning, real estate, and corporate transactions.

    Representative Matters

    • Represented major transportation company in acquisition and rezoning of large tract of land in Isle of Wight County for location of coal storage facility
    • Represented estate in sale of farm property and old English antiques
    • Represented majority of contingent heirs in complex litigation necessitating IRS Letter Ruling
    • Provided legal argument in case regarding beneficiaries’ attempt to terminate irrevocable trust
    • Handled numerous foreclosure sales involving hotels, corporate businesses, and large undeveloped tracts of land for insurance companies and banks
    • Represented numerous families in estate planning and administration matters involving multi-generational factions

    Recognition & Honors

    • AV® Rated; Martindale-Hubbell


    • American Bar Association; Real Property; Probate & Trust Section
    • Virginia Bar Association; Legislative Committee of Wills, Trusts & Estates Section
    • Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association
    • Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association Foundation; Board Member
    • Virginia State Bar
    • Courtland Ruritan Club; Chair Program Committee
    • Boykins Lyons Club; Acting Secretary, Member Sight & Hearing Committee and Scholarship Committee
    • Tidewater Estate Planning Council; President, 1994-1995
    • National Association of Estate Planners & Councils
    • Revision of Virginia Stock Corporation Act; Joint Bar Committee
    • Paul D. Camp Community College Foundation; Board of Directors, 2012-2014
    • Rotary Club of Norfolk; President, 1994-1995, Paul Harris Fellow
    • Bank of Hampton Roads; Director Emeritus
    • Foundry United Methodist Church; Past Chairman of Administrative Board, Stewardship Committee, Building Committee, Finance Committee, President of Board of Trustees
    • Norfolk Jaycees; Past President

    Court Admissions

    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia


    • Washington & Lee University; B.S., 1964
    • Washington & Lee University School of Law; LL.B., cum laude, 1967