Robert C. Whitestone
For more than 40 years Bob Whitestone has focused his practice on criminal defense, giving clients peace of mind with representation that achieves the best possible outcomes for their situations. Believing that preparation is critically important in criminal defense, Bob does whatever it takes to lay the groundwork for every phase of his cases. He is passionate about winning-as it pertains to each case-and has established a reputation for successfully eliminating or reducing punishment for charges ranging from traffic offenses to murder.
Bob is widely known for his skills in the courtroom and his experience representing high-profile and complex cases; his expertise has also led to teaching at the police academy and lecturing for the Association of Homicide Detectives in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The respect and trust that Bob has earned from judges and prosecutors over the years enable him to work effectively on behalf of his clients. He is committed to finding innovative solutions and exploring every avenue to resolve cases in his clients' best interests and minimize consequences. Whether defending clients against a murder charge, a serious felony or a less serious offense, Bob is dedicated to providing his client with the best defense possible within the law.
Bob has been named to "Super Lawyers of Virginia" and "Super Lawyers of Washington, D.C.," an annual recognition of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement that is limited to five percent of the licensed active attorneys in each jurisdiction. He is also recognized as one of the Washington areas best criminal lawyers by Washingtonian Magazine and as one of Northern Virginia's top lawyers by the Northern Virginia Magazine. He has long held the highest peer review rating from his fellow attorneys, AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated SM by Martindale-Hubbell®.
Areas of Practice
- Criminal Defense
- Personal Injury
- Traffic Defense
- Virginia, 1967
- U.S. Federal Courts, 1968
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1972
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
- University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
- J.D. - 1967
- University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
- B.S. - 1964
- Honors: Distinction
Honors and Awards
- Raven Society
- Super Lawyers of Virginia
- Super Lawyers of Washington, D.C.
- Washington areas Best Criminal Lawyers by Washingtonian Magazine
- Northern Virginia's Top Lawyers by the Northern Virginia Magazine
- AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated SM by Martindale-Hubbell
- Phi Alpha Delta
- Omega Delta Kappa