Bedford County Courthouse
Robert U. Pauley, Jr. received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1992, after having received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond in 1989. He was licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1992.
From 1992 until 1995, Mr. Pauley practiced as an associate attorney with the law firm of Radford & Wandrei, P.C. in Bedford, Virginia. In February 1995, Mr. Pauley formed his own practice, Robert U. Pauley, Jr., P.C., in Forest, Virginia (a suburb of the City of Lynchburg located in Bedford County).

Mr. Pauley served as an adjunct professor at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, Virginia, teaching the paralegal program course entitled "Trial Preparation and Discovery Practice," from 1996 through 1999.

Governor George Allen appointed Mr. Pauley to the position of Escheator for both Bedford County and the City of Bedford in 1994, and then for the entire 24th Judicial Circuit of Virginia in 1996.  Mr. Pauley served in that capacity until 2002.