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Christopher W. Roberson

Associate

An attorney with a client-centric approach adept in cases of all matters and sizes

Christopher Roberson’s career has been built around his desire for personal connection and the drive to make a difference for those in need. A Richmond native, Chris grew up in Chesterfield County and graduated in the inaugural class at the Center for the Humanities at Monacan High School. Chris then attended Princeton University, where he majored in English Literature and was a member of the track team. In 2012, Chris moved to Beijing to teach English literature and American culture to high school students aiming to attend college in the United States.

While Chris found his six-plus years of teaching to be incredibly rewarding, he discovered that his greatest strength, and where he could be the most effective, was in sitting down one-on-one with his students. He could see this impact at the individual level and aspired to find a different audience to help. The legal field does just this, as it fosters direct connection and allows Chris to take complex situations and make them approachable – and solvable – for his clients.

Enrolling in the University of Richmond School of Law, Chris was involved in the Public Interest Law Review, held a position on the Client Negotiation Board, and received a Cali Award for his Diversity in Education and Employment writing seminar. He joined Parker Pollard Wilton & Peaden, P.C. his 3L year as an intern and was hired full-time by the firm upon graduating in 2021. While there, Chris gained experience across all practice areas as the firm’s only associate, becoming proficient in civil motions practice, real estate conflicts, estate planning, fiduciary litigation, and more. His most compelling work, though, was the practice of elder law and estate planning as it allows him to truly connect with clients seeking guidance during some of their most difficult times. Chris’s elder law practice consists of estate planning for individuals and families, succession planning for family or small businesses, personal, trust, and estate tax returns and planning, handling estate and trust administration, fiduciary litigation, and serving as a registered guardian for incapacitated adults.

Chris spends his personal time traveling across Virginia and the east coast with his wife, Shannon, and their daughter, Rowan.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of client against a financial institution in pursuit of promised inheritance, successfully securing funds in excess of institution’s original payout
  • Serving as guardian, conservator, and court-appointed attorney in guardianship petitions
  • Estate planning for individuals and families
  • Succession planning for family-owned and operated companies comprised of corporations and LLCs
  • Representing clients in fiduciary litigation to secure rights when obligations are not fulfilled by executor, trustee, or other fiduciary

Recognition

  • Selected to the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” List, Business Litigation category (2024)

Education

  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 2021
    • Client Negotiation Board
    • Public Interest Law Review
    • Cali Award in Writing Seminar (Diversity in Education and Employment)
  • Princeton University, B.A., English 2008
    • Varsity track

Admissions

  • All Virginia Courts including the Supreme Court of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Affiliations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Princeton Alumni Network
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (VAELA)
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