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.
Licensed since 1997
Hourly ($235/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
I have become very familiar with Chris through mutual contact on his blog and following that up with off-line relationships. Chris is level headed, extremely knowledgeable regarding contracts and construction related matters, and is someone who clearly interprets and evaluates risk. In a world of unnecessarily unreasonable people and in particular lawyers, Chris is a true gentleman; however, he is also able to take off the gloves for his clients and deliver the knock-out blow when warranted.
Timothy Hughes Construction & Development Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have had the pleasure of getting to know Chris on Twitter and as a fellow faculty member at Solo Practice University. Chris is always willing to get involved and help other attorneys. His blog is informative, educational and entertaining. His classes at Solo Practice University are excellent and I have learned so much from him. I highly recommend him as both an attorney and a colleague.
Stefanie Devery Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|VA||Authorized to practice law||1997||03/11/2014|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Legal Elite- Construction Law||Virginia Business Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Virginia Super Lawyers||2012|
|Legal Elite||Virginia Business Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Virginia Super Lawyers||2011|
|Legal Elite||Virginia Business Magazine||2011|
|Legal Elite||Virginia Business Magazine||2010|
|Legal Elite||Virginia Business Magazine||2009|
|Legal Elite||Virginia Business Magazine||2008|
|Attorney/Owner||The Law Office of Christopher G. HIll, PC||2010 - Present|
|Author||Construction Law Musings||2008 - Present|
|Principal||DurretteBradshaw, PLC||2006 - 2010|
|Associate||Meyer, Goergen & Marrs, PC||2002 - 2006|
|Assistant Attorney General||Office of the Attorney General of Virginia||1997 - 2002|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Virginia State Bar, Construction Law and Public Contracts Section||Board of Governors||2011 - Present|
|Solo Practice University||Faculty||2009 - Present|
|Associated General Contractors (Current Member of Richmond Dist. Exec Committee)||Member||2006 - Present|
|Professional Deck Builder||Contract Language is Key to Avoiding Litigation||2011|
|University of Richmond Law Review||Construction Law 2010 Annual Survey of Virginia Law||2010|
|Virginia Lawyer's Weekly||Legal Issues with Green Building: A New Frontier?||2010|
|Virginia Lawyers Weekly||What to Do in Case of A Construction Disaster||2008|
|Washington University School of Law||Law||JD||1997|
|Duke University||Philosophy and Psychology||BA||1994|
|CLE Presentation||Go Green or Go Home||2011|
|Green Legal Matters||LEED and Construction Litigation||2010|
|Green Building Roundtable||LEED and Green Building||2009|
|Construction Law and Green Construction||Green Building and Construction Law||2009|
|Construction Expo||Construction Contracts||2009|