H. Robert Showers, Jr.

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Robert Showers formed Simms Showers LLP, originally a Baltimore, Maryland-based law firm, in 2002 as a principal partner and heads the Northern Virginia/D.C. Metropolitan office. His practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation and nonprofit, tax exempt and business law. He regularly handles numerous lawsuits and claims against nonprofits and small businesses and advises them on corporate, risk management, tax-exempt and employment issues to avoid future problems. Before going into private practice in 1989, Mr. Showers acted as Deputy Assistant Attorney General and served as Executive Director of the National Obscenity Enforcement Unit (NOEU), later called the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), within the U.S. Department of Justice. He earlier served as Special Assistant, to the U.S. Attorney General as his criminal justice and drug policy advisor as well as personal liaison to the 93 U.S. Attorneys. Prior to his appointment as Special Assistant, Mr. Showers served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in Raleigh, N.C. where he did a variety of federal prosecutions and handled complex civil litigation as Chief of the Civil Section. Mr. Showers has started and run several nonprofits, including National Law Center for Children and Families and NonprofitChurchlaw.org. Mr. Showers has lectured extensively nationwide and written articles on church and nonprofit law, sexual misconduct, and child sexual exploitation. He presently is the Co-author of the Nonprofit Church Law newsletters with national distribution. He is the co-author of Legal Hotspots in the Church and Nonprofits (2003); a series of Child Protection and Risk Management memos for churches and nonprofits and numerous law review articles including Church Law in Virginia (to be published in 2009).

Areas of Practice (17)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations
  • Charitable Limited Partnerships
  • Charitable Organizations Law
  • Charitable Trusts and Foundations
  • Nonprofit Organizations Law
  • Nonprofit Tax Law
  • Private Foundations
  • Public Charities
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Contracts
  • Breach of Contract
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Contract Litigation
  • Church Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
571-252-5946  Phone
703-771-4671  Phone
703-771-4681  Fax
University Attended:
Wake Forest University, B.A., cum laude, 1977
Law School Attended:
Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 1980
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third, Fourth, Seventh and Federal Circuits; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. District Court for District of Columbia, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. Court of Military Appeals; 1998, District of Columbia; 1992, Virginia; 2001, Maryland; 1980, North Carolina; U.S. Supreme Court
Loudoun County Bar Association; Virginia State Bar; Christian Legal Society.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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Leesburg, Virginia