Gene D. Robinson III, Esq. has been practicing law for 15 years. He is frequently named a Best Lawyer®, by U.S. News and World Report, a Super Lawyer® by Thomson Reuters, and Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine. In 2019, Gene was appointed General Receiver of the Arlington County Circuit Court and currently serves in this position.
Gene limits his practice to Estate Planning, Probate, and Elder Law. He places a particular emphasis on Guardianship and Conservatorship work. He frequently represents individuals seeking Guardianship or Conservatorship of a loved one. He also defends the individuals that are the subject of these cases. Gene is also frequently personally appointed to serve as the Guardian and Conservator of incapacitated adults when an experienced, professional Guardian is needed. Gene also frequently serves as Power of Attorney, Trustee, Administrator or Executor when a client wishes to have a professional fiduciary serve in these positions.
In addition to practicing law, Gene is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP)® practitioner. He worked as a trust officer and wealth management advisor for six years before going to law school.
Gene is a 2007 graduate of the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, where he was the Managing Editor of the Florida Journal of International Law. Gene received an Executive Certificate in Financial Planning from Georgetown University in 2003 and a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication from James Madison University in 1999.
Gene is a proud native of the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, where he served as an Infantryman for six years in the Harrisonburg Company of the 29th Light Infantry Division of the Virginia Army National Guard. Gene is married to an active-duty Surgeon in the United States Army who has deployed to Afghanistan supporting our U.S. Special Forces. They have two daughters, age 5 and 3.
Licenses & Certifications:
Licensed to practice law in Virginia & District of Columbia
Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP)®
Accredited Attorney, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, J.D., May 2007
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, Executive Certificate, Financial Planning – 2004
James Madison University, B.S., July 1999
Honors & Awards
Voted Best Lawyers® 2021 by U.S. News & World Report
Voted Best Lawyers® 2020 by U.S. News & World Report
Voted Best Lawyers® 2019 by U.S. News & World Report
Voted Best Lawyers® 2018 by U.S. News & World Report
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Voted Super Lawyers® 2021
Voted Super Lawyers® 2020
Voted Super Lawyers® 2019
Voted Super Lawyers® 2018
Voted Super Lawyers Rising Stars® 2017
Voted Super Lawyers Rising Stars® 2016
Voted Super Lawyers Rising Stars® 2015
Voted Super Lawyers Rising Stars® 2014
Super Lawyers® is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, meet ethical standards, and have demonstrated some degree of achievement in their field. The attorney-led selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations, an honor received by fewer than 5% of attorneys in Virginia. The Super Lawyers Rising Stars® list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. “Rising Stars” have undergone a patented multi-phase selection process. To be eligible for inclusion in “Rising Stars,” an attorney must have received a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, met ethical standards, demonstrated some degree of achievement in their field and be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.
Named to the 2021 Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite® List
Named to the 2020 Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite® List
Named to the 2019 Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite® List
Professional Associations & Memberships
Virginia Bar Association, Member
District of Columbia Bar, Member
Former Co-Chair Arlington County Bar Association, Elder Law Section
Fairfax County Bar Association, Member
Arlington County Bar Association, Member
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member and Past Treasurer
Northern Virginia Estate Planning Council, Member
Virginia Hospital Center Legacy Planning Committee, Member
Arlington County Bar Association, Trust & Estates Section, Member
The Arlington County Commission on Long Term Care Residences, Former Member
The Arlington County Steering Committee for Services to Older Persons, Former Member
The Executive Committee for the Arlington County Alliance for Arlington Senior Programs, Former Member
Northern Virginia Financial Planning Association, Former Member