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Welcome to Robert F. Rider PLC


When you make a call to a lawyer, it often means that life has dealt you a serious matter that may be causing you stress. At the law office of Robert F. Rider PLC, in Roanoke, Virginia, founding attorney Robert F. Rider represents individuals who face criminal charges, from traffic violations and DUI charges to assault, drug crimes and more.

Mr. Rider also represents individuals and small businesses that have received a notice from the IRS about back taxes that need to be paid. His tax debt settlement services include legal counsel for small businesses that have failed to pay employment taxes such as Social Security, Medicare and federal unemployment taxes
Mr. Rider has focused his practice exclusively on criminal defense including traffic violations, DUI defense, and tax debt settlement for more than 30 years. He understands that criminal charges or letters from the IRS can completely disrupt people's lives and leave them worried about the future. He approaches each case aggressively and attempts to reach a rapid resolution, but he always keeps the client's best interest as the main priority.

Accolades abound.

Attorney Robert F. Rider has consistently been named one of the country's leading criminal defense attorneys in the publication Best Lawyers in America in Criminal Defense. Lawyers are selected by their colleagues for inclusion in the directory through a confidential peer review process. Mr. Rider has been selected for inclusion in the Virginia Super Lawyers magazine list for the past four years.

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Mr. Rider offers a free initial consultation, during which he can assess the facts of your case and give you a realistic idea of what you can expect as an outcome. If you elect to have him represent you, he will work on your case from start to finish. It will not be handed off to a junior attorney or a paralegal.

You will have direct access to Mr. Rider throughout your case. He will take the time to explain each step of the legal process and involve you in every decision.

If you have questions for a Roanoke criminal defense attorney who also counsels clients on tax debt settlement and small-business law, call 540-492-4757, or use the contact form on this website to schedule an appointment.