Finding the Right Attorney
The process of choosing an attorney is an important one and can be confusing. You simply want to know if you can trust me to handle your legal issue. You want to know if you’ll make a personal connection and not feel like another face in the crowd; whether I can meet you where you are and truly understand your needs.
Some attorneys go directly from high school to college, on to law school, then into practice. There isn’t necessarily anything wrong with that; it’s been a successful route for more than a few. However, that overlooks the value of life experience gained from a path less traveled.
Read more about how my path led me to become an attorney and how my diverse background can help you.
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We know that finding the right attorney to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That's why you’ll get service specifically tailored to your needs, not a one-size-fits-all product. Regardless of the reason you need an attorney, we look forward to hearing from you. Schedule a consultation and we can walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.
Robert E. Traylor
Before practicing law, I enlisted in the Air Force and spent four years in Security Forces, serving in South Korea, Kuwait, and Vandenberg AFB. After completing my enlistment, I earned a Master of Public Administration at Florida State University and interned at the Florida Senate President’s Office. Upon graduating, I received a commission in the Air Force as a healthcare administrator, which brought me back to Vandenberg, then to Elmendorf AFB, in Anchorage, Alaska.
Despite the rewards, for the sake of my family, I chose to leave active duty and come back to Lompoc once again to put down roots. However, I didn’t completely abandon public service. Following active duty, I was an Air Force civilian working as a budget analyst and contract administrator at Vandenberg. Currently, I serve in the Air Force Reserve as a space operator at the Joint Space Operations Center.
I’ve lived on the Central Coast for a total of more than 10 years now. While I no longer work in the public sector on a permanent basis, I still believe it’s important to be involved. My wife, Virginia, was the founder of Yoga Vie in Lompoc. As small business owners, we have experienced firsthand the benefits of interacting with the people in the local community. I have also previously served as a director on multiple non-profit boards, including the United Way of Northern Santa Barbara County and the Lompoc Tsunami Aquatics Swim Club. These activities gave me an opportunity to volunteer my time through organizations I believe in and make this community as great as it can be.
One of the charming aspects of living in Lompoc, and on the Central Coast generally, is it’s a collection of small communities. Unlike in the big cities to our north and south, where people get lost in a sea of traffic, I see my clients in the grocery store, the gas station, sporting events, and the hardware store. I understand this community and can work together with you to achieve your goals.
SANTA BARBARA COLLEGE OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2016
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
M.P.A., Public Administration, 2005
Activities & Affiliations
• Lompoc Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
• Economic Development Committee, Member
• Lompoc Rotary, Member
• State of California
• US District Court, Central and Eastern Districts for the State of California