Ross C. Hart

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Salem, VA

Hart & Hart Attorneys, Ltd.
 | 40 West Main Street, Salem, VA 24153
Phone: 540-257-6226
Fax: 540-375-7677
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (60%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%)
Attorney Profile

The principal attorney at Hart & Hart Attorneys, Ltd., Ross C. Hart has been with the firm for his entire legal career. Based in Salem, Virginia, he divides his practice among estate planning and administration, guardianships and other aspects of elder law, and certain real estate matters, with his clients coming from the greater Roanoke metropolitan area. Mr. Hart has been admitted to practice in Virginia since 1976, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

Mr. Hart regularly prepares wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, advance health care directives, and financial and health care powers of attorney. In his estate administration practice, he guides a decedent's heirs and beneficiaries through what can be a lengthy probate process, and he often assists executors in this regard as well. In addition to his experience in handling the appointment of guardians for elderly people who are no longer able to take care of their own affairs, Mr. Hart also helps aging clients and their loved ones with long-term care planning. His real estate practice largely consists of the representation of sellers and purchasers of residential properties.

The quality of Mr. Hart's work in all of his professional endeavors has earned him the high regard of his colleagues, as evidenced by his receipt of a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo and a Distinguished* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Majoring in business administration, he attended Monmouth College and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1973. He then enrolled at the University of Virginia School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1976. Mr. Hart's professional affiliations include the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Elder Law (60%)

Estate Planning & Probate (40%): Probate & Estate Administration, Wills

Focus Areas

Probate & Estate Administration, Wills

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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About Ross Hart

Admitted: 1976, Virginia

Professional Webpage: https://hhatty.weebly.com/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Virginia Chapter, VAELA; member Board of Directors
  • Member, Board of Directors, Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Salem/Roanoke County Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • The first Citizen Member of the Virginia Board of Medicine (Lawyers are citizens, after all!), first appointed Gov. Baliles and served two terms for a total of nine years.  
  • "Escheator" (a heckuva job title for a lawyer) under Governors Robb, Baliles and Wilder, and, after an 8 year gap, was reappointed to the position in 2002 by Governor Mark Warner.
  • Founder and former president/director of the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southwest Virginia
  • Member, Board of Directors, Legal Aid Society of Roanoke Valley, Inc.

Educational Background:

  • BA - Business Administration - Monmouth College, Monmouth IL, 1973
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Office Location for Ross C. Hart

40 West Main Street
Salem, VA 24153

Phone: 540-257-6226

Fax: 540-375-7677

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Last Updated: 11/26/2019

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