About Robert

Robert Zelnick joins VF&N as Of Counsel after 45 years in private practice at Zelnick & Associates, P.C. serving clients throughout Prince William, Virginia since 1975. He maintains a practice in civil litigation with a focus on business, real estate disputes, and alternative dispute resolution.


  • Washington College of Law, American University, Juris Doctor
  • Rutgers University, B.A.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Admitted to:
    • The United States Supreme Court
    • U.S. Courts of Appeals for Fourth Circuit
    • U.S. District Courts, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Prince William County Bar Association, Member
  • Fairfax County Bar Association, Member

Professional Activities

  • Commissioner in Chancery for Prince William County
  • Former President of the Prince William County Bar Association


  • Recognized by Virginia Business Magazine as “2021 Legal Elite” for civil litigation law.
  • The Arthur W. Sinclair Professionalism Award 2017
  • AV Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest professional
  • Recognized by Virginia Business Magazine as “2022 Legal Elite” for Appellate law.


“Bob (Robert) has practiced these many years following what he observed from Judge Sinclair; he is always respectful of the attorneys and parties in a case; well versed in his subject matter; and always the consummate professional.”

Paul F. Nichols, Esq
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