Robert Q. Johnson

    Member • Chair of ESOPs & Employee Benefits
    Admissions: North Carolina, Virginia


    Rob is a Member in the Newport News office and Chair of the ESOPs & Employee Benefits practice group. He helps employers and self-employed individuals navigate the entire spectrum of employee benefits and executive compensation fields. Rob works alongside private, governmental, and tax-exempt employers and plan sponsors to create and maintain qualified retirements plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, and health and welfare plans. He also provides broad compensation counseling and plan drafting for companies needing to attract and retain key employees and executives. Rob provides comprehensive ERISA advice and, if problems arise, guides employers and plan sponsors through self-compliance efforts, correction procedures, and audits.

    Recognition & Honors

    • Best Lawyers in America, 2024


    • American Bar Association
    • Newport News Bar Association


    • Christopher Newport University; B.A., 2005
    • University of Richmond School of Law; J.D., cum laude, 2009