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About me

I am a third-generation lawyer -- following my grandfather and my father both at the University of Virginia School of Law and in the firm which was founded by my grandfather and his brother around 1894. I believe in using the English language to communicate with my clients and have been known to apologize - in advance - for having to use a fancy word (which I try to explain). I take the time at a client interview to get to know those who seek my help and try to be accessible to them.


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Practice areas


  1. Guardianship: 30%
    37 years
  2. Elder Law: 28%
    22 years
  3. Wills: 20%
    42 years
  4. Estate Planning: 10%
    38 years
  5. Other: 12%
  6. More 



Hourly ($250-300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

10 total 

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  • James Allen Steele

    I endorse this lawyer. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Ross, whether we each represented opposing parties or we are representing the same client; or one of the many times he's just provided sound legal advice. Ross is an exemplary member of the bar.


    James Steele Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Timothy R. Johnson

    I have spoken with Mr. Hart at length about his practice, and reviewed a substantial number of his Avvo contributions. Mr. Hart's dedication to his clients' interests, and his vast wisdom and knowledge of Virginia legal practice---especially as it relates to elder law matters---will benefit any client interested in his legal services. He is honest and respectful with his legal opinions. Attorneys should emulate the quality of his legal and client service, and love for practicing law. I highly recommend Mr. Hart.


    Timothy Johnson Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Hart and Hart Attorneys Ltd.

40 W. Main Street
Salem, VA, 24153

40 West Main Street
P.O. Box 567
Salem, VA, 24153



VAAuthorized to practice law197603/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro-Bono awardVirginia State Bar2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberHart & Hart Attorneys Ltd1976 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMembere, Board of Directors2012 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Legal Aid Society of Roanoke Valley, Inc.Member, Board of Directors2009 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Monmouth CollegeBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Ethics seminar - panelistLegal Ethics2014