About Robert T. Danforth

Professor Robert T. Danforth joined Washington and Lee in 1997. His teaching and scholarship focus on taxation and trusts and estates. He was the Law Alumni Association Fellow in Teaching Excellence, 2004-2005 and Alumni Faculty Fellow, 2005-2006.
Professor Danforth's scholarly publications include books, book chapters, and articles. His articles have appeared in a variety of law and tax journals.


Present Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law



Research Interests

Asset Protection Planning, Decedents' Estates, Estate and Gift Taxation, Estate Planning, Fiduciary Duties and Misconduct, Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates, Individual Income Tax, and Trusts and Estates


  • Federal Income Taxation of Individuals
  • Decedents' Estates and Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • Taxation of Gifts, Trusts, and Estates

Contact Information

Office: 442 Sydney Lewis Hall
Phone: 540-458-8524
Fax: 540-458-8488


Books (6)

Book Chapters (2)

Articles (24)