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Christopher Garrett Hill

Construction and development Attorney at Glen Allen, VA

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also known as Christopher G. Hill, Chris Hill

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Construction and development
    Richmond, VA Area Construction Lawyer who specializes in mechanic's liens, bond claims, contract review and general risk management for construction professionals. Many of the cases in which I work settle because of a business like approach.

    22 years, 350 cases

  2. Litigation
    General construction and business litigation

    26 years, 300 cases

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 and has twice been named to the Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2011 and 2012) and to the Virginia Super Lawyers in Construction Litigation for the years 2017 through 2022. He served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar Construction Law and Public Contracts Section (2011-2018) and is a current member of the Section Council for the Construction and Public Contracts Law Section of the Virginia Bar Association.

Chris practices extensively in all areas of risk management for construction professionals including litigation when required. 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, flat fee service as outside "in house counsel," local counsel and registered agent services for construction companies located both inside and outside of Virginia, 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 Executive Committee of the Richmond Chapter of the AGC-VA. Chris also serves as 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' experience in representing both private companies and one of the largest agencies of the Commonwealth of Virginia during his time with the Virginia Attorney General's Office 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.

For more helpful resources, check out Chris' Construction Law Musings blog and specifically his "musings" on the construction dispute process and a great alternative.

Licensed for 25 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 12/27/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Christopher

The Law Office Of Christopher G. Hill
4870 Sadler Road
Suite 300
Glen Allen, VA, 23060-6294


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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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
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  • Washington University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1997
  • Duke University
  • BA
  • 1994


  • Solo Practice University
  • Faculty
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associated General Contractors (Current Member of Richmond Dist. Exec Committee)
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar, Construction Law and Public Contracts Section
  • Board of Governors
  • 2011 - 2018

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2014
  • 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
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  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • What to Do in Case of A Construction Disaster
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Construction Expo
  • Construction Contracts
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
Endorse Christopher
Construction and development Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Friend
"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."
Construction and development Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Construction and development Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a mammoth in the construction industry. One of the most respected in the nationwide community of builder's attorneys, Chris is extremely engaging, informed and constantly at the cusp on developments in the construction industry. I would recommend Chris to any builder or developer, especially those entering the world of LEED certification - he is a dynamo in that arena."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Knowledgeable. Technically sound. Energetic. Knows how to quickly find the answer. Understands the big picture. Good lawyer. Good guy. I highly endorse Chris Hill."
Construction and development Attorney | Nov 22
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."
Construction and development Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
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