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Gene D. Robinson III, Esquire has been practicing law for more than 10 years. He has been named both a Best Lawyer®, by U.S. News and World Report and a Super Lawyer® by Thomson Reuters. In 2019 Gene was appointed General Receiver of the Arlington County Circuit Court and currently serves in this position.

In addition to practicing law, Gene is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP)® practitioner and worked as a trust officer and wealth management advisor before going to law school.  He 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. He worked as a summer associate for Fowler White Burnett, P.A., in Miami, Florida and Time Warner, Inc., in New York City. 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 and Major in the United States Army that has recently returned from deployment in Afghanistan supporting our U.S. Special Forces.  They have two daughters, one who is 2 years old and one who is 2 months old.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Licensed to practice law in Virginia & District of Columbia
  • Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP)®
  • Accredited Attorney, U.S. Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Long-Term Care Planning
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Elder Law


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. – 2007
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • Executive Certificate, Financial Planning – 2004
  • James Madison University
    • B.S. – 1999

Honors and Awards

  • Voted Best Lawyers® 2019 by U.S. News & World Report
  • Voted Best Lawyers® 2018 by U.S. News & World Report

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues. Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession while assisting those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties.

  • Voted Super Lawyers® 2020
  • Voted Super Lawyers® 2019
  • Voted Super Lawyers® 2018

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.

  • Voted Super Lawyers Rising Stars® 2017
  • Voted Super Lawyers Rising Stars® 2016
  • Voted Super Lawyers Rising Stars® 2015
  • Voted Super Lawyers Rising Stars® 2014

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 Star” 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.

Professional Associations and Memberships

    • Virginia Bar Association, Member
    • District of Columbia Bar, Member
    • 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
    • Northern Virginia Estate Planning Council, 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, Member
    • The Executive Committee for the Arlington County Alliance for Arlington Senior Programs, Former Member
    • Northern Virginia Financial Planning Association, Member
    • Virginia Hospital Center Legacy Planning Committee, Member