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1900 One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219

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Phone:
804.697.5100

Fax:
804.697.5159

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Litigation

The Firm’s Litigation Practice Group regularly handles civil litigation matters ranging from simple to highly complex.  These matters involve a wide range of diverse issues.  This variety in the Firm’s litigation practice enables it to provide effective legal representation that is specially tailored to meet a client's particular needs. We understand that each client’s needs are unique.  The attorneys in the Litigation Practice Group spend time with each client to determine the most effective strategy for realizing the desired results, while at the same time ensuring that such strategy is as cost-effective as possible.

The attorneys in the Litigation Practice Group bring to the table the combined experience of over 100 years in civil litigation.  This experience is wide-ranging and broad-based and involves not only litigation in trial and appellate courts but also mediation and arbitration.

The attorneys in the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group are listed below.  You can view their personal summaries by clicking on their names.

Brief descriptions of the various areas in which the attorneys in the Litigation Practice Group concentrate are provided below:

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Advising clients regarding mediation and arbitration matters and representing them in mediations and before arbitration panels
  • Bill Hoofnagle can also serve as an arbitrator or a mediator in construction and commercial disputes. Since 1987, he has frequently served as an arbitrator—often in large and complex arbitration cases.

Civil Litigation

  • Advising and representing clients primarily in a wide range of matters such as:
    • Business disputes
    • Commercial and residential real estate disputes
    • Commercial disputes
    • Contract disputes
    • Collection matters

Construction Litigation

  • Advising and representing:
    • Engineers
    • Design professionals
    • Owners
    • Developers
    • General contractors
    • Subcontractors
    • Material suppliers
  • Litigating those disputes that cannot be otherwise resolved
  • Typical matters include a wide range of construction disputes on both public and private construction projects such as:
    • Contract disputes
    • Disputed change orders
    • Design defects
    • Differing site conditions
    • Acceleration
    • Delays
    • Mechanic’s liens
    • Wrongful termination
    • Surety issues

Domestic Relations / Family Law

  • Advising and representing clients in:
    • Divorces
    • Child custody and support disputes
    • Spousal support disputes
    • Adoption proceedings

Eminent Domain

  • Representing VDOT and others in various eminent domain matters

Personal Injury & Malpractice Litigation

  • Advising and representing plaintiffs, defendants and insurance companies in personal injury cases, including:
    • Motor vehicle accidents
    • Medical malpractice
    • Products liability

The following attorneys practice in the Litigation Practice Group:

  • William H. Hoofnagle, III
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Arbitrator / Mediator
    • Civil Litigation
    • Construction Law / Litigation
    • Eminent Domain
  • Bryan W. Horn
    • Arbitration / Mediation
    • Civil Litigation
    • Construction Law / Litigation
    • Eminent Domain
  • Quinn B. Novak
    • Civil Litigation
    • Personal Injury Litigation
    • Contract Disputes
  • Kimberlee Harris Ramsey
    • Civil Litigation
    • Domestic Relations / Family Law
  • Richard S. Samet
    • Civil Litigation
    • Malpractice Litigation
    • Personal Injury Litigation
  • William F. Seymour, IV
    • Civil Litigation
    • Commercial and Business Litigation
    • Estate Litigation
  • John H. Taylor
    • Civil Litigation
    • Personal Injury Litigation
    • Contract Disputes