Robert J. Dobkin
Wheeling, WV
office 304.230.6959
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Mr. Dobkin’s primary areas of practice include corporate and business law, real estate, mineral law, estate and trust planning and administration.


  • Advising clients on business formation and organization, business succession planning, business transactions, regulatory compliance and general business issues
  • Assisting oil and gas exploration and production clients throughout the Appalachian region with oil and gas transactional projects, including title opinions, due diligence, and title abstracting
  • Advising clients on land development, zoning and planning issues
  • Assisting clients with the purchase, sale, or lease of all types of real property interests, including easements, licenses, and surface use agreements
  • Advising clients on development of estate plans and trusts and administration matters
  • Counseling clients on wealth planning, asset protection planning, and charitable gift planning


  • West Virginia Northern Community College, A.A., Psychology
  • Wheeling Jesuit University, B.A., Organizational Leadership and Development
  • China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, Study Abroad
  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D.
Banking & Finance Law Commercial Lending Corporate & Business Law Energy Law Mineral Title Services Real Estate Wills, Estates & Trusts


  • West Virginia
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania


  • Ohio County Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Council of the Upper Ohio Valley

Community Involvement

  • Chair, Youth Services System Inc. Board of Directors
  • Grand Vue Park Foundation Board of Directors
  • Treasurer and Secretary, West Virginia Northern Community College Foundation Board of Directors
  • Treasurer, Temple Shalom Board of Trustees
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Club of Wheeling
  • City of Wheeling Board of Zoning Appeals, 2019 - 2021
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upper Ohio Valley Board of Directors, 2012 - 2014
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