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CHARLES R. HOFHEIMER is a tough, no nonsense divorce and custody lawyer. He has a long history of fighting for the advancement of women. As President of the Student Body of Washington and Lee Law School, he successfully advocated the acceptance of women by the law school. During his Presidency of Old Dominion University Intercollegiate Foundation, the University granted the first women’s basketball scholarships. As a former General Counsel for the Democratic Party of Virginia, he advocated for the rights of women and minorities in the political process. For 18 years he has lectured  monthly on “What Women Need to Know About Divorce.” A committed and knowledgeable advocate for women, he has successfully represented and fought on behalf of women who are now judges, lawyers, housewives, doctors, school bus drivers, educators, business owners, military wives and shipyard workers throughout  the Hampton Roads Community.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
    24 years
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    24 years
  3. Uncontested Divorce: 10%
    24 years
  4. Child Support: 10%
    24 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Retainer (always)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

28 total 

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  • Lori Ann Michaud

    Charlie is a great lawyer. He knows the law and works hard for his clients! He is also always professional to work with.


    Lori Michaud Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Wayne Edmond Holcomb

    I endorse this lawyer. Charlie is our elder statesman in family law in at least Hampton Roads, if not in Virginia. He is the first phone call I would make if I needed advice and a lawyer to which I would send ANY client with a family law challenge.


    Wayne Holcomb Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Hofheimer Family Law Firm

1604 Hilltop West Executive Center
Suite 300
Virginia Beach, VA, 23451


VAAuthorized to practice law197203/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
SuperLawyer -Family Law-VirginiaThomson Reuters2011
SuperLawyer-Virginia Family Law 2010Law & Politics Magazine2010
SuperLawyer Family Law 2009Law & Politics Magazine2009
Peacemaker AwardCommunity Mediation Center2006
David Ben-Gurion AwardBonds for Israel1978
President's AwardOld Dominion University Intercollegiate Foundation1977
Chief of Police Letter of CommendationVirginia Beach Police Department1971
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHofheimer/Ferrebee,P.C.1992 - Present
PartnerClark Hofheimer and Stant1972 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Collaborative Divorce Solutions of the PeninsulaSecretary/Board Member2008 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2006 - Present
Collaborative Divorce Solutions- Hampton RoadsMember- Former Chair2005 - Present
Family Law Section-Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationFormer Chair2003 - Present
Hampton Roads Family Law OrganizationMember2002 - Present
Virginia Beach Bar AssociationMember1972 - Present
Virginia State BarMember1972 - Present
Interdisciplinary Cllaborative Practice Group Collaborative Divorce Solutions of the Virginia PeninsulaFounding MemberN/A
Statewide Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice GroupFormer ChairN/A
I'Anson-Hoffman American Inn of CourtEmeritus MemberN/A
Virginia College of Trial AdvocacyBoard of DirectorsN/A
Virginia Institute of Collaborative ProfessionalsChair2005 - 2007
American Bar AssociationFamily Law Section2004 - 2006
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaVirginia-State Family Law Representative2004 - 2005
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors2003 - 2005
Chief Justice Pro Bono Initiative CommissionMember2003 - 2007
American Bar AssociationLitigation Section1996 - 1998
Virginia Bar Associationmember1996 - 1998
Democratic Party of VirginiaLegal Counsel1978 - 1980
Old Domionion University Intercollegiate FoundationPresident1977 - 1979
The Friend's SchoolChairman of the Board1976 - 1979
First American Savings and Loan AssociationMember-Advisory Board1975 - 1980
United Community FundBoard of Directors1974 - 1976
United Jewish AppealBoard of Directors1973 - 1975
Washing and Lee School of LawPresident, Student Bar Association1971 - 1972
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Virginia Martin v. John MartinWife won Equitable Distribution Appeal
Belinda Kratz v John KratzMom won juristiction and custody
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Publication nameTitleDate
White Oak PrintingWhat Every Virginia Military Wife Needs To Know About Divorce2011
Word Association PublishersWhat Every Virginia Women Should Know About Divorce2009
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, The JournalWeary and Wary of Expert Testimony1996
Norfolk Ministerial Association"Tell It Like It Is"-a pictorial of the Poverty of Norfolk1967
14 Smart Ways to Protect Yourself Before You File For Divorce14 Smart Ways to Protect Yourself Before You File For DivorceN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Collaborative Divorce Team TrainingsInterdisciplinary Team TrainingN/A2007
Palliser Conflict Resolution Inc.N/AInitial Collaborative Law Training Course2005
Dispute Settlement CenterBasic and Family Mediation TrainingCertified Mediator by The Virginia Supreme Court1998
American Bar Association Family Law SectionFamily Law Advocacy InstituteN/A1995
American Bar Association Family Law SectionFamily Law Advocacy InstituteN/A1993
Washington and Lee University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
Old Dominion UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Second SaturdayWhat Every Woman Should Know About Divorce2011
Second Saturday Monthly Divorce SeminarsDivorce2010
National Council of Juvenile and FamilyCourt Judges Annual ConferenceMultidisciplinary Collaborative Practice2009
Public Interest Law ConferenceAbused Women and Children2007
Family Violence 2000 and Beyond-Striving towards ending family violence.Systemic Abuse that awaits the DV Victim upon entering the legal process in divorce and custody litigation1999
Guest LecturerSub-S Corporations1979
Guest Lecturer on Corporate LawCorporations, Partnerships and Sole Proprietorships1978
Speaker's Bureau of United Jewish Federation"I was kicked out of Russia by the KGB"1977