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Hart & Assoc. provides law and law-related solutions to businesses and individuals.  We provide Espanol and Bahasa Malaysia translation services with appointment.  We believe in building lasting relationships with our clients and still believe the practice of law is a profession and calling. 

For business, we are your outside general counsel, only a telephone call away.  We do believe in "have law license, will travel" and are delighted to come to your place of business to discuss your concerns and to observe your business.

For individuals, we are your confidant to whom you can share the tough issues.

Whether litigation, mediation, or otherwise, we bring effective advocacy, creative problem solving, and effective strategies to craft a solution that works for you, our clients.  We measure our success by the goals and results reached for you.

At the end of any given day, we are only as successful as our clients.  We want you, our current and prospective clients, to be highly successful.



Languages spoken: English, Malay, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Business: 55%
    22 years
  2. Family: 25%
    20 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 12%
    22 years
  4. Construction: 8%
    22 years



Hourly ($285-335/hour), contingent (28-45%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Hart & Assoc., P.C.

9025 Forest Hill Ave, First Floor
Richmond, VA, 23235


VAAuthorized to practice law199409/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AVVO Top Contributor Business 2011-14AVVO.com2014
Client's Choice Award Business 2011-14AVVO.com2014
2nd Place Midwestern Region; 3rd Best MemorialJessup International Moot Court Competition -1992
2nd Place Western Region (1991)Jessup International Moot Court Competition1991
2nd PlaceABA Negotiations Competition - DePaul University College of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerHart & Assoc., P.C.2004 - Present
Owner/PartnerCollins & Hart, P.C.2001 - 2004
OwnerLaw Offices of Darren Marshall Hart2000 - 2001
Junior PartnerRosman & Hart1994 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
USSF - Central Virginia Soccer Referee AssociationReferee - Grade 72008 - Present
Chesterfield County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Provide A Ride.OrgDirector, Vice Chair, Board of Directors2012 - 2013
South Richmond Rotary ClubDirector2010 - 2011
Chesterfield County Chamber of CommerceChair, Board of Directors (1st)2000 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Smith v. Ray, 781 F.3d 95 (4th Cir. 2015) Smith v. Ray, 781 F.3d 95, 95 (4th Cir. 2015)Amanda Smith, my client, prevailed and is going to trial on her matter
Smith v. Ray, 781 F.3d 95 (4th Cir. 2015)Amanda Smith, my client, prevailed and is going to trial on her matter
Smith v. Ray, 855 F. Supp. 2d 569 (E.D. Va. 2012)Summary Judgment denied as to qualified immunity for police officer and case allowed to go forward for excessive force and assault and battery
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Publication nameTitleDate
Richmond Biz Sense.comA meaty lawsuit? (article regarding matter filed on behalf of IP client)2010
Minnesota Journal of Global TradeThe Joy of Access to the Zone of Inhibition: Republic of Argentina v. Weltover, Inc. and the Commercial Activity Exception under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (acknowledgement)2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Colorado State UniversityEnglish & HistoryOther - Bachelors1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Attorney speaker for Juvenile Licensing Program, County of Henrico April 2006Traffic Laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia2006