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, 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


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