Robert S. Claiborne, Jr.


Business Phone: 804.697.1265
Business Fax: 804.697.1339


Robert Claiborne is an associate in the firm’s Government Investigations, Compliance, and Enforcement practice.

Before joining the firm, Robert served as a law clerk in federal and state courts and at trial and appellate levels. He clerked for the Honorable Jackson L. Kiser of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia; the Honorable Stephen R. McCullough, then of the Court of Appeals of Virginia; and the Honorable Thomas J. Wilson IV and the Honorable Bruce D. Albertson of the Rockingham County Circuit Court.

Robert earned his B.A. from Washington & Lee University and his J.D. from the University of Richmond. In law school, he was the Executive Editor of the Law Review, a member of the Moot Court Board, and one of two in his class to be recognized by the faculty with the T.C. Williams Law School Scholarship Award for contributions to legal scholarship.


Professional Experience

  • Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2017-present
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Jackson L. Kiser, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, Danville, Virginia, 2015-2016
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Stephen R. McCullough, Court of Appeals of Virginia, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 2014-2015
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Thomas J. Wilson IV & Honorable Bruce D. Albertson, Rockingham County Circuit Court, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 2013-2014



  • University of Richmond, J.D., 2013
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., 2010

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia