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Fellow Spotlight | February 2019 | Rob Worster
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  Rob Worster has been practicing domestic relations and criminal law since 2005. He is a certified Guardian Ad Litem for Children. He also works with the Virginia State Bar teaching professionalism to law students and new Virginia lawyers and serve as Vice Chair of the Lawyer Disciplinary Committee. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Fairfax Bar Association and Fairfax Law Foundation. Additionally, Rob is a member of the Circuit Court Committee, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Committee, Domestic Relations, Pro Se and Pro Bono Subcommittees as well as the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. He holds an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the top designation of competence and ethical standards achievable with Martindale-Hubbell. When not practicing law, Rob is a jazz musician, sports coach, woodworker and stained-glass artist. Rob and his wife are proud veterans of the United States Marine Corps and reside in Fairfax County, Virginia, with their children.

 

 

If you did not practice law, what would you do?

"If I could have a second career, I would like to try my hand at architecture. I enjoy creating things and solving problems. It would be nice to have a tangible reflection of my life’s work."

 

What was your first job?

"I worked for my great-grandfather performing manual labor for two and a half years in Junior High School. I earned $2.50 an hour and developed a strong work ethic (and appreciation for indoor work)."

 

If you could choose a superpower, what would you chose?

"I would like to have the ability to turn off my brain at the end of the day so that I did not dream about my cases!"

 

Favorite class in law school?

"I participated in a externship with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Richmond. Using my third-year certificate, I represented the United States. This was a huge thrill, even if it was for minor misdemeanors committed on Federal Property."

 

Name one thing we would be surprised to learn about.

"I have played saxophone for over 35 years. I participate in a weekly jazz combo and perform on occasion."

 

Why did you choose to donate money/time to the Fairfax Law Foundation?

"My family feels strongly about showing gratitude for our good fortune through service. Helping the less fortunate in our community is a core value of the Fairfax Law Foundation and we are proud to be a part of that mission."

 

Who is the legal practitioner that has had the biggest impact on your legal career and why?

"There are too many influential members of the bar to single out only one attorney who has influenced my career and life. I have had the opportunity to learn from all of my partners, colleagues and staff at Cooper Ginsberg Gray, PLLC. Additionally, my clients, colleagues, board members and many judges have contributed to my success. They are all responsible for any good that is done. They have all guided me and helped me to fix mistakes along the path. Some of those lessons were harder to learn than others but they all have contributed to my development. Finally, I am incredibly lucky to have a very supportive and well-loved family."

 
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