Robert J. Duffett

Attorney in Falls Church, VA

A lifelong resident of Virginia, Rob Duffett, appears regularly in the state courts of all Northern Virginia jurisdictions and has successfully argued before the Virginia Supreme Court. He emphasizes his practice in litigation with a focus on leasing issues relating to landlord-tenant disputes and the drafting and review of commercial and residential leases. He represents numerous landlords and property management firms in Virginia and is a landlord himself.

Rob is a frequent speaker on landlord-tenant law. Some of the organizations he has addressed include The Virginia Sheriff's Civil Enforcement Association, the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors and United States Department of State. He is a featured speaker at continuing legal education seminars relating to commercial and residential leasing and has been quoted in the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal online. Rob is currently writing two legal handbooks: Handbook on Landlord-Tenant Law for Virginia Apartment Managers and Handbook on Virginia Fair Housing Law for Landlords.

Rob received his B.S. in business with a concentration in finance from Indiana University and his J.D. from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, Virginia. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar. Rob served as a Commissioner on the City of Falls Church Housing Commission from 1999 through 2004. He was elected and served as an Owner Board Member of the Northern Virginia Apartment Association from 2004 through 2006. He currently serves as Chairman of the Northern Virginia Apartment Association's Legislative Committee. Rob lives with his wife and two daughters in the area and is active in the community.

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Areas of Law

  • Landlord Representation
  • Leases and Leasing
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Evictions
  • Landlord and Tenant Law

 

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Experience & Credentials

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Admission Details

Admitted in 1991, Virginia

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Law School Attended

University of Richmond
Class of 1991
J.D.

University Attended

Indiana University
Class of 1988
B.S.

Birth Information

Born in 1966
1966

Associations & Memberships

Fairfax Bar Association.

Representative Cases

Higgs v. Kirkbride, 258 VA 567; 522 S.E.2d 861 (1999).

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Robert J. Duffett
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 301 Park Avenue,
Falls Church, VA 22046

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