Robert Farlow is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Tysons office, where he advises clients on complex commercial disputes with an emphasis on business litigation and employment law.

Mr. Farlow has appeared in state and federal courts on a variety of civil matters and has prepared and argued dispositive motions in circuit courts throughout Virginia. During the early stages of litigation, Mr. Farlow has navigated clients through the modern e-discovery process in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, one of the fastest trial courts in the federal judiciary. Mr. Farlow also has worked on several appellate matters before the Supreme Court of Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Farlow was an associate in the commercial litigation practice of an Am Law 100 firm, where he focused on construction and other business disputes and land use litigation. Before entering private practice, Mr. Farlow served as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga (2015-2016) and U.S. Magistrate Judge John F. Anderson (2014-2015).

Mr. Farlow's pro bono matters have involved counseling clients on child support and custody matters in Virginia and the District of Columbia. Mr. Farlow also volunteers with Jill's House, a nonprofit organization that provides short-term and overnight care to children with intellectual disabilities.

During law school, Mr. Farlow served as editor-in-chief of the University of Richmond Law Review, where he managed the university's primary legal publication along with six editorial board members and 32 second-year law students.


  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D.
  • Furman University, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Federal Bar Association, Northern Virginia Chapter, Young Lawyers Committee


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