Robert Frank Rider

Robert Frank Rider: Attorney with Robert F. Rider PLC


After graduating from the University of Richmond Law School in 1970, Bob Rider began his legal career as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Roanoke, Virginia. After serving in this role for three years, he became the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Roanoke and served until 1979, resigning to enter private practice. During his years as a prosecutor, he was an active member of the National District Attorneys Association and also served for eight years on the Governor’s Council on Criminal Justice. Since entering private practice in 1979, Bob has focused exclusively on litigation in the limited areas of Criminal Defense and IRS Representation. He has been selected to appear in The Best Lawyers in America (Criminal Defense) since 1989 and Virginia Super Lawyers for 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011.

Areas of Practice (29)

  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Violations
  • Boating under the Influence
  • Drug Crimes
  • Assault
  • Sex Crimes
  • Weapons Charges
  • Theft and Burglary
  • Probation Violations
  • Alcohol Crimes
  • Burglary
  • Drug Possession and Distribution
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Drunk in Public
  • Fake IDs and False Identification
  • Felony DUI
  • First Time DUI
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Interstate Criminal Activity
  • Multiple DUIs
  • Reckless Driving
  • Refusing Breathalyzer
  • Shoplifting and Retail Theft
  • Speeding Ticket
  • Theft
  • Multiple Traffic Violations
  • Virginia DUI Penalties
  • Speeding

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
540-492-5634  Phone
540-767-1717  Phone
540-767-1718  Fax
University Attended:
West Virginia University, B.A., Political Science, 1965
Law School Attended:
University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1970
Year of First Admission:
1975, U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit; 1971, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia; 1970, Virginia; 1985, U.S. Supreme Court
Roanoke Bar Association; Virginia State Bar (Member, Criminal Law Section); Virginia Trial Lawyers Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Virginia College of Criminal Defense Attorneys.
Birth Information:
Logan, West Virginia, August 9, 1940
( American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, Best Lawyers in America since 1989, Lawyer of the Year in Criminal Defense 2012, Best Virgina Super Lawyers 2008-2011 )
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 (33 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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Client Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 (1 review)
  • 100% (1 recommendation)
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