Robert A. Ziogas
Roanoke, VA
office 540.512.1827
Winston-Salem, NC
office 336.725.4496
  • Overview
  • Services
  • Distinctions
  • Admissions
  • Memberships
  • Publications & Presentations
  • Community Involvement
  • Resources

Mr. Ziogas’ primary area of practice is litigation, with a focus in construction law.


  • Litigating matters in insurance, construction, commercial and business disputes, personal injury, toxic tort, and various other civil suits in state and federal courts
  • Advising owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, and other construction clients on how to prepare for and respond to the challenges of large construction projects
  • Guiding and representing clients involved in commercial disputes in alternate dispute resolution proceedings before arbitrators and mediators
  • Providing general corporate and business advice toward avoiding the pitfalls that can lead to litigation


  • Roanoke College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1982
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1985
Construction Law Insurance Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith Insurance Defense Litigation Toxic Tort Litigation


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Commercial Litigation
  • Listed in Virginia “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business Magazine
  • Selected for inclusion in Virginia Super Lawyers, including being named among the "Top 100 in Virginia" in 2021


  • Virginia State Bar
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Virginia


  • Virginia State Bar, Member Litigation and Construction Law and Public Contracts Sections
  • Roanoke Bar Association (Director, 2006—2007, 2019—2020)
  • Federal Bar Association, Roanoke Chapter, Director, 2015—2017; President, 2017-2018
  • Prior Barrister and Master Emeritus, The Ted Dalton American Inn of Court

Publications & Presentations

  • Author, “Trademarks: An Important Part of a Business Identity,” The Roanoke Star Sentinel
  • Author, “Reducing Risks Without Lawyers,” The Roanoke Star Sentinel, January 28, 2012
  • Author, “Virginia Mechanics’ Lien and Surety Law,” Lorman Education Services, 1998 and 2003
  • Author, “Construction Lien Law,” Lorman Education Services, 2007
  • Speaker, “The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts,” Lorman Education Services, 2006
  • Speaker, “Pay When Paid Clauses,” National Meeting of Professional Estimators Association

Community Involvement

  • Past Region President, National Conference of Community Justice
  • Roanoke College President’s Advisory Board
  • Roanoke College Alumni Association Steering Committee
  • Parish Council Past Vice President, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
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