Local - (434) 946-5161
Toll Free - (888) 249-1524

<strong>Committed to Excellence</strong>

Committed to Excellence

<strong>Serving Amherst, Virginia and Surrounding Counties</strong>

Serving Amherst, Virginia and Surrounding Counties

<strong>High Standards When It Comes to Your Case</strong>

High Standards When It Comes to Your Case

[ Our Practice Areas ]

Providing Legal Services for Your Every Need


Criminal and Traffic Defense

We work to get criminal charges reduced or dropped, and when possible, we seek to get our clients acquitted.

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Business Law

Whether starting a new business or looking for a competent lawyer to assist with your current business ventures, give Shrader & Goad a call.

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Real Estate Law

We provide trusted, experienced guidance, representation and service in a variety of real estate matters.

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Personal & Workplace Injury

We handle personal and workplace injury, as well as wrongful death cases in Amherst, Lynchburg, and surrounding counties.

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Domestic & Family Law

Whether it's a divorce, custody battle, or dealing with elderly family members, and more!

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Estate Planning

Stop delaying the planning for your future. We take the pain out of your estate planning so that you can focus on the things that matter.

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Robert C. Goad III received his law degree in 2011 from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. He is a 2006 graduate of the University of Virginia. A native of Nelson County, Virginia, he graduated from Nelson County High School.

Mr. Goad has worked as a judicial intern for the United States District Court conducting legal research and preparing bench memoranda and opinions. While in law school, he served on the Client Counseling and Negotiation Board, participated in the Richmond Summer Law program at Emmanuel College at Cambridge University, and was a finalist in the Robert R. Mehrige, Jr., Environmental Law Negotiation Competition.

Mr. Goad's practice focuses on criminal defense, personal injury, civil litigation, domestic and family law matters, estate administration, real estate transactions and contracts, and business representation.

Mr. Goad also provides pro-bono services to a number of non-profit organizations in Amherst and Nelson County.

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Virginia


  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
    • J.D. - 2011
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Major: Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2013 to Present
  • Lynchburg Bar Association, Member, 2012 to Present
  • Nelson County Planning Commission, Member, 2014 to 2018

Pro Bono Activities

  • Nelson County Historical Society, Director 2013 to 2018, Interim President, 2017-2018

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[ Our Attorneys ]

Over 50 Years of Combined Experience

J. Thompson Shrader

Robert C. Goad III

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Local - (434) 946-5161
Toll Free - (888) 497-1184

Fax: (434) 946-0107

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Mailing Address
Post Office Box 428
Amherst, VA 24521

Physical Address
330 South Main Street
Amherst, VA 24521

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