Rob Grant has a general civil trial practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia, with a focus on fiduciary litigation, including matters relating to estates, trusts and contested guardianships. Rob has tried to verdict cases involving will challenges, valuation of estate assets, the interpretation and construction of wills and trust instruments, and tort claims relating to inter vivos transfers of assets. He also advises both fiduciaries and beneficiaries in matters relating to the conduct, duties and proper compensation of fiduciaries.
In addition, Rob frequently handles contested guardianship cases, particularly where substantial assets require management. He has lectured on topics in estate- and trust-related litigation. In addition to his fiduciary litigation practice, Rob counsels clients on and litigates issues regarding commercial transactions, employment, covenants not to compete, and corporate governance.
Rob has served as the firm’s Managing Partner since 2012.
Immediately following law school, Rob served as Law Clerk to the Honorable J. James McKenna of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland.
In 2012, Rob was initiated as a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation, in recognition of his “outstanding dedication and contribution to maintaining the honor and integrity of the legal profession, the improvement and facilitation of the administration of justice, the work of the organized Bar of Maryland and civic leadership.”
Rob is active in the community and recently completed two three-year terms on the Advisory Council of the Catholic Charities Legal Network of the Archdiocese of Washington, which provides pro bono legal services throughout the Washington metropolitan area. He and his wife and children live in Bethesda.
Professional Associations & Memberships
The District of Columbia Bar
Maryland State Bar Association
Bar Association of Montgomery County
Maryland Bar Foundation
8621 Limited Partnership v. LDG, Inc., 900 A.2d 259 (Md. 2006)
Short v. Short, 766 A.2d 651 (Md. 2001)
Catholic Charities Legal Network of the Archdiocese of Washington
Past Member, Advisory Council
Publications & Presentations
“Pesky and Persistent Evidentiary Issues in Estate & Trust Litigation,” Maryland State Bar Association CLE, June 25, 2018.
“Will Contests in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia,” D.C. Bar CLE Program, 2013-2016, 2018.
“Topics in Estate- and Trust-Related Litigation,” Presentation to the Tax Section, D.C. Bar, November 16, 2010.