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Robert Douglas Moreton

Family Attorney at Herndon, VA

4.0   8 reviews

also known as Robert D. Moreton

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

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About Robert

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Robert D. Moreton is a Partner at WhitbeckBennett, focused primarily on family law and bankruptcy. Prior to joining the firm, Robert co-founded a small law firm in 2012 where he gained invaluable litigation experience representing clients throughout Northern Virginia. In more than a decade of practice, Robert gained particular familiarity with the complex interplay of divorce and bankruptcy and possesses unique experience practicing in bankruptcy and state court.

Robert spent his early years moving across the country until his family settled in the D.C. area where he completed high school. A “black sheep” in a family of engineers he began his collegiate studies as an NCAA Div. III lacrosse player at Stevens Institute of Technology. He ultimately shifted focus and transferred to North Carolina State University, where he graduated with a B.S. in 2007. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 2010 before returning to the D.C. area.

No two families are the same and every inter-partner dynamic is unique. Robert believes firmly that clients deserve an attorney who gives time and effort to understanding their specific circumstances rather than a “one size fits all” approach to litigation.

Outside of work, Robert enjoys spending time in his woodshop and on the golf course to decompress.


WhitbeckBennett, PLLC
761C Monroe St
Suite 100
Herndon, VA, 20170

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Posted by Chris | February 1, 2019
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Professional and Results Oriented Family Attorney
Mr. Moreton helped me through an extremely difficult child custody and divorce case. He was prompt, professional and most importantly he was able to deliver the best results possible for my family.
Posted by Matthew | November 27, 2018
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Expectations that you can count on
Rob Moreton is someone you can trust. Rob took the time to understand the details an nuances of my complicated case. What sets Rob apart from other attorneys is he provides realistic and accurate expectations. At every milestone in my case Rob explained what the he thought would be our outcome. The expectation weren't wishful overly positive ideas that I WANTED to have but rather sound explanations backed up supporting information. In each and every time Rob delivered on the expectation or did better than expected. Rob is the attorney you want if want honest and realistic representation. I will hire Rob again if I need an attorney in the future.
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Posted by Kristan | February 7, 2018
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Divorce/Custody Case
I have had a few lawyers and Mr. Moreton has been the one that stands out the most. I had a very challenging divorce and Mr. Moreton was blunt and straight to the point, regarding the position I was in. He was also very understanding and compassionate to the situation at hand. The one thing that stands out most, besides his friendly and poised demeanor, is his ability to think very quickly and out of the box. This quick thinking, helped me with my case in court. It wasn't planned prior to court, but his quick thinking produced a result needed in the moment. I would highly recommend his counsel.
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Posted by Zachariah | February 23, 2015
Outstanding workmanship of Mr. Robert D. Moreton
I sought Mr. Robert D. Moreton's help to get a divorce. Mr. Moreton is highly knowledgeable, friendly and professional. As Mr. Moreton told me, my divorce was granted with the timeframe he planned. Mr. Moreton made my divorce easy, as he did 100 percent of the litigation. Mr. Moreton was always there for me whenever I had any questions with my case. Mr. Moreton and his firm was very courteous whenever I arrived there for business. Mr. Moreton's staff (Ms. Miranda L. Clare) did an exceptional job updating me on the case and was also very helpful. Everyone at his office was very helpful. I am very glad I chose Mr. Moreton to represent me. I recommend anyone to seek Mr. Moreton's help for legal matters.
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Posted by Linda | September 19, 2014
I couldnt have asked for better representation!
Rob was recommended to me by a local Florida firm. I had to deal with Rob and his firm long distance, as I live in Florida and the lawsuit was filed in the state of Virginina. Rob and his team were fantastic! I was kept informed every step of the way and received email updates regularly. Anytime I called the office, my requests/inquiries were handled promptly and efficiently. In a very short period of time we were able to come to a resolution. I was very pleased with the outcome and felt that Rob and his team stayed focused on my goals and what I needed to accomplish. Need a good attorney and one that will work their butt off?? It's easy to recommend Moreton and Edrington!
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Posted by JEANNE | July 30, 2014
Professional and Responsive!
Mr. Moreton was enormously helpful in providing last-mintue advice in an inter-state divorce case. I was impressed and pleased with his professionalism, knowledge of the law, creativity, and willing to tackle a thorny case head-on. He showed the utmost regard for my legal rights. While he was able to resolve the situation quickly in my favor, he also strategized on future legal actions had any been needed. His legal assistant was responsive and professional, as well. I will use this team again.
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Posted by Kenza | October 31, 2023
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Worst lawyer ever
This lawyer put me in a worst situation than I was at first. He made me loose all the help I had, became friend with opposite counsel, never answered the calls and did everything he could to make what was supposed to be an unconstested divorce a contested complicated divorce. He allowed discovery for my documents and never provided those of opposite side. And above all, he was trying to sabotage the whole situation and looking for things against my daughters and my own interests! Worst lawyer ever. Please moms and dads don’t waste your time, this guy is just looking for commissions from other parties and will dig a deeper pit if you’re dealing with a narcissist. Next!
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2019
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Not Recommended!
I retained this lawyer to represent me in a custody trial (which he claimed he specialized in) but I dont think he was very knowledgeable with family law, as he only got me in a worst position there where I started alone. What was supposed to be a quick temporary custody case is still unresolved and going on 2 years I have not seen my children. He refused to subpoena any witnesses, no prep was done, he screamed at me in his office at the top of his lungs, and told me to "shut up" in front of the GAL on my case. The man would not return phone calls or emails, I would have to call multiple times to try to get him on the phone or a call back and it would be over a week or 2 for a response! I asked his to have CASA appointed, he refused, when it is needed and pretty standard in my situation. Every time it was time for my trial, he would find a way to have it continued. I did not see any fight from him for me, basically it was pointless and a huge waste of time and money. Maybe he is a good lawyer in other areas but I would NEVER recommend him for any type of family law case!!!!!!!!!
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Moreton & Edrington, P.L.C.
  • 2012 - Present


  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
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  • North Carolina State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Holland
  • Relief from stay denied as to equitable distribution, which Court found would have been dischargeable given spouse's failure to file proof of claim.


  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
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  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
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  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Consumer Bankruptcy Committee
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Robert
Family Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Rob is an excellent attorney. He can be tough, but fair, pragmatic, and humane, all things essential to effectively representing a family law client."
Family Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is an ardent advocate with a strong and confident courtroom demeanor. I strongly endorse him in the area of bankruptcy, and I must also state that he is equally capable in areas of family law and civil litigation."
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."