Rodney M. Poole
As the principal of
Poole and Poole, Attorneys, a firm which was formed by Mr. Poole
and his father Travis W. Poole to continue the adoption practice
begun by Travis Poole in 1938. Mr. Poole's area of
concentration is adoption and assisted reproductive technology.
Mr. Poole is a member of the American Academy of Adoption
Attorneys, the Virginia Bar Association, the Virginia State Bar,
and the Richmond Bar Association. He received a J.D.
degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and earned
his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the
University of Richmond.
Mr. Poole was
appointed to the Adoption Advisory Committee for the Department
of Social Services of the Commonwealth of Virginia. In
1995, Mr. Poole was appointed as liaison between the American
Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the Association of the
Administrators of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of
Children and has attended each of their annual meetings since.
In 1999, after serving several terms as a member of its Board of
Trustees, Mr. Poole was elected and served for the year
1999-2000 as President of the American Academy of Adoption
Attorneys, during which time he formed both the Birth Parents'
Rights Committee and the Special Needs Adoption Committee for
the Academy. Mr. Poole is currently serving as Vice
President of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys for the
Mr. Poole has
frequently represented all members of the adoption triad and has
acted as legal representative and counselor in over 3000
adoption proceedings. He frequently lectures to the Bar
and the public on adoption and assisted reproductive technology
Mr. Poole also
serves as a Board Member and Senior Vice President and General
Counsel for The Wilton Companies. He is a member of the
Virginia State Bar Association, the Virginia Bar Association's
Real Estate Section, the Richmond Bar Association's Real Estate
Section and was appointed by the Circuit Court of the City of
Richmond and continues to serve as a member of the City of
Richmond Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning Commission.
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