Robert B. Dietz


With over 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. 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.

He also handles corporate and real estate matters, including formation of organizations and agreements, residential and commercial closings, resolving boundary disputes, lease agreements and evictions.

Bob is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and Cornell Law School. Prior to working in a private law practice, he served as an Assistant District Attorney, Corporation Counsel for the City of Poughkeepsie and law clerk for the Dutchess County Surrogate. Bob has been recognized as a leading attorney by “Who’s Who in American Law” and “Who’s Who in the East”.

As an active member of the community, Bob currently serves as the chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, Poughkeepsie Corps, former member of the Board of Directors of Greystone Programs Inc., a member and past president of the Poughkeepsie Kiwanis Club and a past president of the Mid-Hudson Workshop for the Disabled. 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.


Ninth Judicial District of New York Grievance Committee, Past Member
New York State Bar Association, Member
Dutchess County Bar Association, Member

In The Community

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


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

Practice Areas

Business Organizations
Estate Planning
Elder Law
Real Estate Law
Probate and Estate Administration
Wills and Trusts


New York
U.S. District Court
Northern District of New York
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
U.S. Supreme Court