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Robert represents individuals and businesses in Virginia in a variety of civil disputes, including litigation, arbitration, and appeals.  He handles cases in the areas of employment law, including discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination, personal injury and medical malpractice, civil rights cases, and commercial matters.  


His practices also includes resolving and litigating cases arising from business transactions and construction disputes.  He also handles matters relating to real estate transfers including claims for breach of purchase and sale agreements, fraud, and termite damage.   


Robert grew up on a farm in rural Essex County and he takes a special interest in land conservation, historic preservation, and sustainable development.   He has helped landowners conserve their property by using conservation easements.  For years, his practice has included an emphasis on land use and zoning law, including litigation and appeals adverse to localities and the largest retailers in the country.  


Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 30%
    3 years
  2. Civil Rights: 25%
    2 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    5 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 15%
    3 years
  5. Land Use / Zoning: 10%
    5 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Thorsen Hart & Allen, LLP

5413 Patterson Ave
Suite 201
Richmond, VA, 23226


VAAuthorized to practice law200409/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Moot Court BoardUniversity of Richmond School of Law2001
Echols ScholarUniversity of Virginia1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThorsen Hart & Allen, LLP2015 - Present
AttorneyMarchant Thorsen Honey Baldwin & Meyer, LLP2014 - 2015
AttorneySpotts Fain, PC2008 - 2014
AssociateStrother Law Offices, PLC2005 - 2008
AssociateCannella & Associates2003 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Richmond Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Virginia Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
J.P. v. County School BoardArgument before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
Jakabcin v. Town of Front RoyalRepresentation of a group of residents in a case of first impression under the State and Local Government Conflict of Interest Act which invalidated a land use permit for a Wal-Mart Supercenter that the residents opposed.
SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. v. Key Mortgage Services, Inc.Obtained a favorable ruling on a motion to dismiss claims for indemnification.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Environmental Law Reporter News & AnalysisNothing in My Backyard? The Case Against Expanding Third Party Rights to Challenge Local Land Use Decisions in Virginia2009
Appalachian Journal of LawSustainable Forestry in Virginia: Opportunities for Overdue Legislation and Options for Private Landowners2007
Thomas M. Cooley Law ReviewWine Tasting Activities in Virginia: Is America’s First Wine Producing State Destined to Wither on the Vine Due to Overregulation?2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of VirginiaCity PlanningBS - Bachelor of Science1999