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Christopher Garrett Hill

Christopher Garrett Hill

also known as Christopher G. Hill, Chris Hill

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About Me

Christopher G. Hill is a LEED AP, Virginia Supreme Court certified General District Court mediator, and construction attorney in Richmond, Virginia.  Chris has been nominated and elected by his peers to Virginia’s Legal Elite for the Construction Law category on multiple occasions an was recently named to the Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2011.  He practices extensively in all areas of risk management for construction professionals including litigation when required.  Chris is also a current member of the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar Construction Law & Public Contracts Section.  Specific areas of practice include mechanic’s liens, payment and performance bond claims under the Miller Act and Virginia’s “Little Miller Act,” sustainable (“green”) building, occupational safety issues, construction contract review, arbitration and mediation.


Chris started his own firm in July of 2010 after 13 years of extensive courtroom and counseling experience at the Virginia Attorney General’s Office and two private firms.  He made the move in order to better serve his construction clients and directly meet the needs of contractors and other construction and design professionals in Virginia.


Chris truly enjoys representing contractors in Virginia, whether those construction companies are based in Virginia or based elsewhere and perform work in Virginia.  He represents all types of construction professionals including general contractors, subcontractors, engineers, and material suppliers.


The firm is a member of the Associated General Contractors of Virginia and Chris is a member of the national AGC Contract Documents Committee where he gains insight and input into the drafting of nationally utilized form contract documents, and and the Marketing Forum where he helps the AGC maximize the marketing and business potential for contractors.  Chris is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Richmond District of the AGC of Virginia.


Chris’ experience in representing both private companies and one of the largest agencies of the Commonwealth of Virginia has given him knowledge of both the private and public aspects of legal representation.  He uses this insight to give his clients both practical and legally sound advice during their interactions with both private companies and state agencies.  His years of concentration on the construction industry enable him to assist his construction clients to anticipate potential challenges and help them to prepare for and ultimately overcome those business challenges in an efficient and practical manner.


In addition to his membership in the Virginia Bar, Chris is admitted to practice before the Federal District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U. S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.


Chris is also a proud member of the faculty of Solo Practice University where he teaches Construction Practice 101.


For more helpful resources, check out his Construction Law Musings blog.


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Practice Areas


  1. Construction & Development: 85%
    14 years, 350 cases
  2. Litigation: 15%
    18 years, 300 cases



Hourly ($235/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Melissa D. Brumback

    Chris Hill's Construction Law Musing blog served as an inspiration for my blog. He continues to impress me with the depth of his knowledge of the construction law community.


    Melissa Brumback Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Scott G Wolfe JR

    I highly recommend Chris as a construction attorney. I've worked with him in the past, and know that he's incredibly knowledgeable about the legal issues facing those in the construction industry. Not only does Chris have a great grasp of these issues, but he can break them down and get clients through the legal jargon. For an example of that, just take a look at his Musings blog.


    Scott Wolfe Construction & Development Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Law Office Of Christopher G. Hill

4870 Sadler Road
Suite 300
Glen Allen, VA, 23060-6294


VAAuthorized to practice law199703/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Legal Elite- Construction LawVirginia Business Magazine2013
Rising StarVirginia Super Lawyers2012
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2012
Rising StarVirginia Super Lawyers2011
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2011
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2010
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2009
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/OwnerThe Law Office of Christopher G. HIll, PC2010 - Present
AuthorConstruction Law Musings2008 - Present
PrincipalDurretteBradshaw, PLC2006 - 2010
AssociateMeyer, Goergen & Marrs, PC2002 - 2006
Assistant Attorney GeneralOffice of the Attorney General of Virginia1997 - 2002
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Virginia State Bar, Construction Law and Public Contracts SectionBoard of Governors2011 - Present
Solo Practice UniversityFaculty2009 - Present
Associated General Contractors (Current Member of Richmond Dist. Exec Committee)Member2006 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Professional Deck BuilderContract Language is Key to Avoiding Litigation2011
University of Richmond Law ReviewConstruction Law 2010 Annual Survey of Virginia Law2010
Virginia Lawyer's WeeklyLegal Issues with Green Building: A New Frontier?2010
Virginia Lawyers WeeklyWhat to Do in Case of A Construction Disaster2008
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD1997
Duke UniversityPhilosophy and PsychologyBA1994
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
CLE PresentationGo Green or Go Home2011
Green Legal MattersLEED and Construction Litigation2010
Green Building RoundtableLEED and Green Building2009
Construction Law and Green ConstructionGreen Building and Construction Law2009
Construction ExpoConstruction Contracts2009