William H. Hoofnagle, III

William H. Hoofnagle, III


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

Direct Dial: 804.697.5111
Direct Fax: 804.697.5145
Email: whoofnagle@fgb.com
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Bill Hoofnagle is a Director of the Firm. He served as the Firm's Managing Director from 1991 through 2015 and its President from 1999 through 2015. His background and experience is broad-based and gives him a well-rounded perspective in helping to resolve clients' problems. He is the senior attorney in the Construction Law and Litigation Practice Groups.


  • Virginia Military Institute, B.A., History, with distinction, 1967
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1970
  • Various arbitration and mediation training/certification courses

Military Service

  • U. S. Air Force Judge Advocate General, Captain, 1970 to 1974

Work Experience

  • Counsels and represents owners, developers, contractors, engineers and others in construction disputes on both public and private projects
  • Represents clients in both mediations and arbitrations
  • Frequently serves as arbitrator (sole arbitrator, panel member and/or panel chair) in large and complex commercial and construction matters
  • Extensive experience in general commercial litigation
  • Eminent domain cases involving projects such as portions of the Route 288 project

Professional Recognition

  • Virginia Super Lawyers magazine, “The Top Attorneys in Virginia,” Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2014 - 2018
  • Virginia Super Lawyers magazine, “The Top Attorneys in Virginia,” Construction/Surety, 2006 - 2013
  • Virginia Business magazine, “Legal Elite,” Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2005 - 2009, 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2018
  • Virginia Business magazine, “Legal Elite,” Real Estate/Construction, 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2004
  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory - AV (highest) rating

Reported Cases

  • James T. Bush Construction Co. v. Patel, 243 Va. 84, 412 S.E.2d 703 (1992)
  • Westmoreland Rescue Squad v. Melnick, 243 Va. 222, 414 S.E.2d 817 (1992)

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • Admitted to practice in the following courts
    • All Virginia state courts
    • United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
    • United States Bankruptcy Court
    • United States Tax Court
    • United States Court of Military Appeals
  • Member
    • American Arbitration Association
      • National Panel of Arbitrators
      • National Panel of Arbitrators for Large, Complex Construction Disputes
    • American Bar Association
    • Virginia Bar Association
    • Virginia State Bar
    • Richmond Bar Association
    • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Associated General Contractors of Virginia