Attorney Robert W. Haley has been recently nominated and accepted into the Council for Advanced Practitioners (CAP) of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).  “I am very excited to achieve this level of recognition so early in my practice!” said Haley. This prestigious designation raises Haley to a level which has been reached by less than 90 Elder Law attorneys nationwide.  Council members are recognized as innovators of the profession; instrumental in leading the future of Elder Law; providing the “vision” for role modeling and mentoring; and are a major source of speakers, writers and leaders of NAELA Programs. Mr. Haley holds an AV rating under the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, the highest rating for ethical standards and professional ability and is also a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA®), which is the only approved designation for certification by the American Bar Association, through the National Elder Law Foundation.

Robert W. Haley is Managing Attorney of The Estate and Elder Law Center of Southside, Virginia with offices in Danville and Bassett. Haley is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA®) and is the only CELA® in Southside Virginia.  A native of Bassett, he served on the Board and is a Charter Member of the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He also has been nominated by his peers as Super Lawyer in the Elder Law field for the last several years and has attained an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada.

He and his staff offer personal attention and the highest quality of legal representation and counsel, all for a pre-determined fixed fee! Mr. Haley believes that hourly billing makes clients hesitant to call on their counsel and by utilizing fixed fees, his clients know from the beginning of the attorney-client relationship, they have more than an attorney, they have personal counsel.

Whether you are 21 or 81, you need seasoned legal counsel. With Robert W. Haley, you can gain peace of mind knowing that whatever the question, you have a starting point. Robert W. Haley is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA®) and his expertise is in the estate planning and asset protection. Both of these fields are very complex and each client is different. This is why Mr. Haley limits his practice to only elder law and estate planning and probate. But as your personal attorney, Mr. Haley can also counsel and guide you on any type of legal matter, ensuring you are represented by the best, most appropriate counsel. You have worked hard to provide for your retirement; Now you are unsure how to protect your nest egg from the uncertainty of Wall Street or the haunting specter of nursing home care or you are working harder than ever for your family. Are you taking the steps today to ensure your future is bright? Protecting your assets is much more than diversification. Estate Planning is much more than drafting a will; Mr. Haley will not only survey your current situation and make suggestions, but with the cooperation of trusted financial advisors together we can map out an estate plan that can help you attain your family's goals.

“I believe that my success is directly related to your success. I want to be your family's attorney for a lifetime!”

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As Firm Administrator, Cricket Haley manages the daily business of our firm. Mrs. Haley manages the firm’s IT, procedures, personnel, filling, and bringing Mr. Haley’s visions into reality. For inquiries regarding billing and payments, or if you have a problem in any way, please call or email Cricket. She is heavily involved in the process of aiding and assisting with the often complex Medicaid Planning/Asset Protection process for our clients as well as our Life Care Planning division of the practice. Life Care Planning is a holistic, elder-centered approach to the practice of law that helps families respond to every challenge caused by chronic illness or disability of an elderly loved one.

Married to our Managing Attorney, Robert W. Haley, for over 8 years and a mother of twins, Cricket stays on the move in her off-time as well!  She has an avid interest in book collecting and restoration and somehow still finds time to serve as a Yoga Instructor, teaching Senior Yoga techniques through weekly classes offered in Danville.

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As Community Liaison & Marketing Specialist, Mal Rorrer may be the first person to greet you on the phone or when you arrive for an office meeting in Bassett.  He is your first course of contact with the office should you need a seminar, speaking engagement or consultation with the attorney.

Mr. Rorrer has many years of experience in marketing and public relations. He manages our seminars, website and social media, and preparation of various marketing materials.  Along with the staff at the Bassett office, Mal also aids and assists the attorney as needed in the management of the firm's case load. He has as many outside interests as the various 'hats' he wears at work, which include movie-making, music and art.  Married father of 3, Mal is also an accomplished artist, who likes to collect vintage electronic keyboards and instruments.

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Grace may be one of the first people you talk to on the phone or see when coming into the Danville office! She joined our team bringing enthusiasm to the process of helping our clients with their Estate Planning documents as well as assisting Mr. Haley in Estate Administration and Medicaid Planning/Asset Protection-related matters. In addition, Grace also aids and assists the attorney and other staff as needed in the management of the firm's case load. Her genuine, outgoing and friendly personality will make working with her a pleasurable experience.

Grace has three children that she enjoys spending quality time with. When time permits, her creativity is shown in her artistic sketching ability and talent of bringing old furniture back to life.

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Stephanie Wagoner is the Life Care Planning Coordinator and Community Liaison for the firm. With years of experience as a registered nurse, Stephanie supports clients in transition, dealing with caregiver fatigue, advocating for clients in the long-term care setting and navigating a very complex health care delivery system.

Your family may decide to meet with Stephanie to discuss Life Care Planning and how we can help you as you care for your aging parents. Stephanie is a nursing instructor at PHCC, is married to Dale Wagoner and has a beautiful daughter. They enjoy spending time with family at their cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains.