Robert Soule, a leader in real estate law, passed away at 63

September 17, 2021 - Front Section
Robert Soule

Dedham, MA Robert Soule, 63, of Westwood, passed away on August 31st, surrounded by his family.

He was an alumnus of Dexter School, Milton Academy (1975), Harvard College (1979), and Suffolk Law School (1983). He began his legal career at First American Title Insurance Co., followed by Old Republic National Title Insurance Co. He joined Commonwealth Land Title in 1993, where he served as vice president, manager, and senior underwriting counsel. A leader in real estate law, he was a longtime member of the invitation-only Abstract Club and a past president of the New England Land Title Association. Soule served on the Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association’s executive, title standards, and title insurance and national affairs committees.

He was a frequent lecturer and contributor to continuing legal education programs for a variety of organizations, including the MBA, REBA, MCLE, BBA, MCA, and NELTA.

A direct descendant of several Pilgrims, he was a member of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. He was also a member of the Phoenix-S.K. Club, the Fin, Fur, and Feather Club, and the Westwood Gun Club.

Soule loved Boston sports, trivia, numbers, and anything that challenged his mind. Most importantly, he loved his family and considered his family to be his greatest accomplishment and the source of his pleasure and pride. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Maura Kelley Soule, and their three children, Courtney Kelley Soule of Woburn, Katherine Winsor Soule of Boston, and Zachary Augustus Soule of Boston, as well as a brother, Augustus Whittemore Soule of Kona, HI.

A Memorial Service is scheduled for September 25th at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Dedham.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to support the research efforts of his doctor and friend, Dr. Toni Choueiri, at



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