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Hobie is a partner with Vandeventer Black and concentrates his practice in the fields of Construction Law,Professional Liability, Regulatory Services and Intellectual Property.  He represents accountants, architects, engineers, project owners, contractors, and liability carriers in a variety of construction, professional liability, insurance coverage, employment and contract disputes, as well as in other matters.  Hobie’s practice is national in scope and includes mediation, arbitration and litigation in state and federal courts.

Hobie practiced engineering for (four) years after earning his Civil Engineering degree. He served on the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar's Construction Law section and is a frequent lecturer on liability and risk management issues unique to architects, engineers, contractors and accountants.  Hobie has been recognized as one of Virginia Business magazine's “Legal Elite” in the fields of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Construction Law, and Civil Litigation by Virginia, is listed in The Best Lawyers In America in the fields of Construction Law and Litigation - Construction, and has been recognized as a Virginia "Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics magazine.  He is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees for the Virginia Center for Architecture Foundation and was awarded an honorary membership in the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects.  He is also AV® rated by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory.  Hobie helps teach the Construction Law class at the University of Virginia School of Law.


Practice Areas


  1. Construction & Development: 50%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
  4. Intellectual Property: 10%
  5. Copyright Infringement: 5%

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Contact Info

Vandeventer Black LLP

707 E Main St Ste 1700
Po Box 1558
Richmond, VA, 23219-2805


DCActive 200605/25/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law198403/11/2014

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2010
Leaders in the LawVirginia Lawyers WeeklyN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Virginia Military InstituteN/ABS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A