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Robert B Baumgartner

About me

I have formed hundreds, if not thousands, of new businesses. I have watched mom and pop businesses achieve family goals, and have seen small businesses with big dreams implement legal and business solutions to become major players in their industries.

My positive client interaction with business owners who are trying to achieve their goals is a strong motivator in my decision to focus his practice on business and commercial law. I regularly work with optimistic, upbeat, and aggressive entrepreneurs and business owners to create short and long-term business strategies and legal needs. I have the experience to provide the practical legal solutions to complicated business situations. Time and again I have found that the pure legal analysis and legal courses of action may not be the best solution for businesses and business owners. Rather, seeking win-win solutions, which involve a balancing of the legal positions against the monetary and non-monetary costs leads to alternative, non-litigation solutions.

Business owners usually want cost effective solutions, not legal positions that lead to polarization and the loss of business deals and transactions. A transaction should never fall through because of attorneys advocating positions that create adversity. Rather, a lawyer should always seek solutions that will allow transactions to be consummated and problems to be resolved.

When dealing with employees and employment situations, I have found that employers want solutions that will minimize or remove the threat of litigation. With the cost of defending major employment suits averaging over $125,000, most business have to find solutions to employment problems that protect the business interests while bringing closure to the problems.

Admitted to the Virginia bar in 1978 and to the District of Columbia bar in 1994, I bring considerable experience to the practice of business and commercial law in Northern Virginia.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 40%
    36 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Contracts: 20%
    36 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Foreclosure: 10%
    36 years, 100 cases
  4. Corporate: 10%
    36 years, 100 cases
  5. Other: 20%
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Hourly ($325-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

10511 Judicial Drive
Fairfax, VA, 22030


DCActive 199407/06/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law197803/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHale Carlson Baumgartner PLC2009 - Present
Managing PartnerRobert B. Baumgartner & Associates, PLC1985 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lord of Life Lutheran ChurchPresident1993 - Present
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaMember1992 - Present
united states court of appeals fourth circutMember1990 - Present
U.S. Supreme CourtMember1990 - Present
united states district court eastern district of virginiaMember1980 - Present
united states bankruptcy court virginiaMember1980 - Present
Virginia State BarMember1978 - Present
West Virginia State BarMember1978 - Present
Fairfax Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Central Fairfax Chamber of CommercePresident1980 - 1985
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bankruptcy WDVA, 93 (BR 1984)secured recovery for client
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Wittenberg UniversityPsychology and sociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Virginia Bar Association, Elder Law SectionSuccession Planning for Businesses2015
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaForeclosures1998