Robert B. Dietz


Practice Areas

Business Organizations
Elder Law


Residential Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate
Wills, Trusts and Estates

With more than 50 years of legal experience, Bob focuses his practice in the areas of elder law; estate planning, wills and trusts; and probate and estate administration. Always the advocate for the vulnerable, he helps clients draft wills and other estate planning documents, determine and navigate Medicaid eligibility rules, and assists with probate proceedings and other estate issues, including guardianships and special needs trusts.

Bob also handles general corporate and real estate matters, including the formation of organizations and agreements; residential and commercial closings; boundary disputes; and lease agreements and evictions.

Prior to working in a private law practice, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Dutchess County, Corporation Counsel for the City of Poughkeepsie and as law clerk for the Dutchess County Surrogate. 

An active member of the community, Bob currently serves on the Salvation Army Advisory Board, Poughkeepsie Corps. He’s a member and past president of the Poughkeepsie Kiwanis Club, member of the Board of Directors of Greystone Programs Inc., and a past president of the Mid-Hudson Workshop for the Disabled. He is also a former member of the Ninth Judicial District Grievance Committee. 

He has spoken at New York State Teachers Retirement Association seminars, Dutchess Community College classes and various church groups, sharing his knowledge about wills, trusts and estate planning.

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New York State Bar Association, Member
Dutchess County Bar Association, Member

In The Community

  • Kiwanis Club of Poughkeepsie, Member and Past President
  • Greystone Programs Inc., Member, Board of Directors
  • Greystone Foundation, Inc., Member, Board of Directors
  • Mid-Hudson Workshop for the Disabled, Inc., Past Member and Past President
  • Salvation Army, Mid-Hudson Advisory Board, Former Chairman and Current Member
  • Vassar Warner Home, Past Board of Trustees, Former Member
  • The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie, Former Member of the Board of Counsellors
  • Sports Museum of Dutchess County, Former Member, Board of Directors


Cornell Law School, J.D.
College of the Holy Cross, B.A.


New York
Northern District of New York
Southern District of New York
Supreme Court of the United States

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