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September 07, 2022

Robert B. Altizer Sr. 1950–2022

The VSB mourns the loss of former Virginia State Bar President Robert Brooks Altizer Sr. of Tazewell who succumbed to cancer on September 4, 2022.

Altizer was most recently a partner with Gillespie Hart Altizer & Whitesell in Tazewell, practicing in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, family law, and litigation.

He served as the VSB president from 1996–97, and also served on the Committee on Lawyer Discipline and the Bench-Bar Relations Committee.

A graduate of Virginia Tech, he received his law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law.

Mr. Altizer's obituary may be found here.

Updated: Sep 08, 2022