Mr. Robert W. Oast Jr.


Bob is an attorney and a certified planner with over 30 years experience in local government and land use. He was the City Attorney for Asheville for over 17 years, retiring in 2013. He also worked as City Attorney in Greenville, NC, and as Assistant City Attorney in Wilmington, NC. From 2013-2016, Bob was an associate professor of practice in City and Regional Planning at The Ohio State University, where he taught law in the master’s degree program; he remains on the adjunct faculty. He has also served as adjunct faculty at East Carolina University and Western Carolina University, and regularly makes presentations on land use issues at professional and academic conferences.

Member Bar Number: 10456

Practice Areas

Land Use Law, Local Government Law

States Licensed


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit_x000D_
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina_x000D_
U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina


Contact Information

McGuire Wood & Bissette Law Firm | Email:   | Phone: 828-254-8800