Robert J. Surovell

Robert J. Surovell

Member

Fairfax, Virginia
Phone:
703-648-8279
Facsimile:
703-591-2149
703-591-9285
Email:

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1969
  • Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science

Mr. Surovell has been licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 1969. He is licensed to practice before all courts in the Commonwealth, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has appeared in each of the foregoing except for the U.S. Supreme Court.

He was appointed to the Fairfax County Consumer Protection Commission from 1972-75 and was Chairman in 1975. Mr. Surovell was appointed and has remained the secretary of the Fairfax County Industrial Development Authority since 1975. He has lectured for the Virginia State Bar, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and local bar associations on family law and legal economics topics. He was also elected to a four-year term on the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section Board of Governors. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Fairfax Bar Association, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and American Association for Justice.

Mr. Surovell's community involvement also includes coaching girls softball, boys baseball, and boys and girls basketball. Mr. Surovell was a Director of the Fairfax County Legal Aid Society from 1970-75 and President from 1973-75. He is also a Past-President of the Tauxemont Community Association.

Mr. Surovell's practice is mainly devoted to litigation, emphasizing Family Law and Personal Injury representation. He is a strong advocate for his clients and an honest counselor. Mr. Surovell prides himself in being a good listener and a creative problem-solver. He has won five reversals in the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Court of Appeals and has successfully defended trial court victories in the appellate courts. He has won murder acquittal before a jury in recent years, a multi-million dollar jury verdict, has grossed over $11,000,000 in verdicts and settlements in recent years. Mr. Surovell has been recognized by his peers as one of the top domestic relations attorneys in Northern Virginia in the Washingtonian Magazine and has been recognized for over 20 years in The Best Lawyers in America. He has also received Martindale-Hubbell's top rating of AV

Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case and do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case undertaken by the lawyer.

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Virginia, all courts, state and federal

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appeals

Professional Associations Memberships

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Fairfax County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Fairfax County Legal Aid Society, Former President
  • Fairfax County Consumer Protection Commission, Former Chairman
  • Virginia State Bar Family Law Section, Former Board Member

Community Service and Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America in both Family Law and Personal Injury
  • AV-Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Secretary Fairfax County Industrial Development Authority for thirty years
  • Former President Tauxemont Community Association
  • Former Vice Chairman Fairfax County Democratic Committee
  • Top Domestic Relations Attorney in Washingtonian Magazine

Reported Decisions

  • Doyle v. Commonwealth
  • Gilbert v. Commonwealth
  • Brody v. Brody
  • McBride v. McBride

Legal Education Classes Taught & Published Works

  • Lecturer for the Virginia State Bar, Virginia Trial Lawyer's Association, and local bar associations on family law and legal economics topics.

Personal

Rob Surovell is very proud of his three accomplished children and four wonderful grand children. His son Scott is a principal with the law firm, his son, Todd is a professor of archeology at the University of Wyoming and his daughter Jessica is the Manager of Development for Shed Media, US.

Accomplishments

  • Lecturer for the Virginia State Bar, Virginia Trial Lawyer's Association, and local bar associations on family law and legal economics topics.

Published Works

  • Numerous Continuing Legal Education Lectures authored by him have been published

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America