Robert Calhoun


Tel: 703.684.2000
Fax: 703.684.5109
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Practice Areas
Government Relations
Planning & Zoning

L.L.B, Yale Law School (1963)
M.A., Yale Graduate School (1963)
B.A., Tufts University (1959)

Robert L. Calhoun


Mr. Robert L. Calhoun is Of Counsel in the firm and his principal areas of practice are representing individuals, companies and organizations before Federal, state and local government agencies in the areas of communications, zoning and other land use matters and transportation. Mr. Calhoun also represents various interests before the Virginia General Assembly, primarily in the areas of transportation, local government, higher education and natural resources.

Mr. Calhoun has served as a member of the Virginia State Senate from 1989 to 1996 and the Alexandria City Council from 1976-82 and 1985-88. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, the National Capital Transportation Planning Board, and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. He is currently a member of the Virginia Code Commission and the Board of Trustees of the Northern Virginia Community College Foundation.

He is marrried with three adult children.

Prior to joining the firm in 1996, Mr. Calhoun was Counsel to the Boston firm of Sullivan & Worcester in its Washington D.C. office.

Practice History

Sullivan & Worcester (1972-1996)
• Deputy Director, Office of Policy Review, U.S. Department of Transportation (1969-1972)
• Legislative Counsul, Interstate Commerce Commission (1963-1969)

Court Admissions

• Supreme Court of Virginia
• United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
• United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
• United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Bar and Professional Memberships

• District of Columbia Bar
• Virginia State Bar
• Senior Lawyers Council, Virginia State Bar
• Virginia State Bar Council
• Virginia Bar Association
• Boyd-Graves Conference

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