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Robert Maurice Galumbeck

Criminal defense Attorney at Tazewell, VA

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  • Licensed for 47 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1976
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    If you were charged with a criminal offense, or if you are under investigation for one, or if you are aware of pending charges, it is crucial to hire an experienced, effective and knowledgeable Virginia criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

    48 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    Every divorce is different, but emotions always run high. In situations involving high value estates, the financial repercussions of the divorce can be significant. This is why you'll need an aggressive divorce lawyer, call today.

    43 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    Attorney Galumbeck has helped people fight DUI charges in the great state of Virginia since 1976. If you've been charged with a DUI, expect the state to throw the book at you. Call him immediately for a consultation.

    48 years

  4. Car accident
    A personal injury claim is also known as a tort claim and is designed to protect individuals who are harmed or injured because of another party’s act or failure to act. Call now for a case evaluation.

    43 years

Robert M. Galumbeck is a senior partner in the law firm of Galumbeck and Kegley, Attorneys, with offices in Wytheville and Tazewell, Virginia. Mr. Galumbeck is a 1973 graduate of the University of Virginia and obtained his J.D., in 1976, at the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary.

He has served as Commonwealth’s Attorney and as County Attorney for Tazewell County, Virginia. He is a general practitioner, with a particular emphasis in the areas of family law and criminal law. He has previously served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Virginia Trial Lawyers and as chair of the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Committee for the Tenth District (Section II).

He has previously been recognized in the fields of family law and criminal law as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine and has been recognized as one of Virginia’s “Super Lawyers” by Virginia Super Lawyers magazine for more than 10 years, including 2020 and 2021.

He is listed in Martindale-Hubble’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers with an AV rating (the highest possible rating..Mr. Galumbeck has been a contributor and lecturer for continuing legal education courses for lawyers in Charlottesville, Roanoke, Richmond and Williamsburg in the fields of Criminal Defense (emphasis on Driving While Intoxicated), Family Law and Small Law Firm Practice. He has been (and will be) a presenter at continuing legal education classes for lawters in 2018, 2019, and 2020, for the regional bar association for Southwest Virginia, at a meetings in Abingdon, Virginia on subjects of defending drunk drivers, appeals of domestic relations cases, Virginia's new discovery rules in criminal cases and obtaining exculpatory evidence for your clients.  He has, also, been involved in many high profile criminal and high stakes divorce cases in Southwest Virginia.

Mr. Galumbeck has had a large number of published and unpublished opinions from the Virginia Supreme Court and the Virginia Court of Appeals. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial lawyers.

In 2012, Mr. Galumbeck was recognized by Virginia Lawyers’ Weekly as a Virginia Leader in the law. He has now been practicing law in Tazewell and Southwest Virginia for 44 years.


Robert Maurice Galumbeck
100 W Main St
Po Box 626
Tazewell, VA, 24651
Wytheville Office
200 South 8th St
Wytheville, VA, 24382
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  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Galumbeck Various Partnerships
  • 1984 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Tazewell County Attorney
  • 1988 - 1997
  • Commonwealth's Attorney
  • Commonwealth's Attorney Tazewell County
  • 1980 - 1983


  • William & Mary Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • UVA
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Pease v Commonwealth
  • Win
  • Dotson v Dotson
  • Win
  • Hoebelheinrich v. Hoebelheinrich
  • Win
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  • American College of Trial Lawers
  • 2009 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • 1976 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Tazewell
  • President
  • 1990 - 1991
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1977 - 1980
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Virginia Leader in the Law
  • Viginia Lawyer's Weekly
  • 2012
  • Fellow
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2007
  • Legal Elite
  • VA Business Magazine
  • 2006
  • Paul Harris Fellowship
  • Rotary
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • DWi and Other Serious Traffic Offenses
  • 2014
  • Virginia CLE
  • Small Office Practice
  • N/A
  • Update Family Law
  • Family Law - equitable Distribution
  • N/A
  • Small Firm Practice
  • Small Firm Practice
  • N/A
  • Family law Updates
  • Family Law Ethics
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He is the smartest attorney I know. You can't find a better attorney in Southwest Virginia."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert is a true professional. He is always completely prepared and is the best trial attorney I have ever worked with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"His character and work ethic are above reproach. Excellent attorney."
Criminal defense

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Tazewell Criminal defense Lawyer Robert Maurice Galumbeck
Robert Maurice Galumbeck
Criminal defense Attorney
Tazewell, VA
Licensed for 47 years