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Charles R. Hofheimer

Divorce and separation Attorney at Virginia Beach, VA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 51 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1972
    Retired No misconduct found

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About Charles

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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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Hofheimer Family Law Firm
1604 Hilltop West Executive Center
Suite 300
Virginia Beach, VA, 23451

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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2010
Absolutely best attorney for women going through divorce!! Definite results!
From the beginning, Charlie had a way of making me feel secure and handled the issues at hand with a prompt and efficient demeanor. He kept me informed every step of the way, was there to calm my fears in the darkest of moments and was compassionate at all times. I would highly recommend Charlie to any woman going through a divorce or custody matter. Charlie was able to represent me in a way which protected me and gave me a positive outcome on my case.
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hofheimer/Ferrebee,P.C.
  • 1992 - Present
  • Partner
  • Clark Hofheimer and Stant
  • 1972 - 1981


  • Collaborative Divorce Team Trainings
  • 2007
  • Palliser Conflict Resolution Inc.
  • Initial Collaborative Law Training Course
  • 2005
  • Dispute Settlement Center
  • Certified Mediator by The Virginia Supreme Court
  • 1998
  • American Bar Association Family Law Section
  • 1995
  • American Bar Association Family Law Section
  • 1993
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1972
  • Old Dominion University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1969
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Belinda Kratz v John Kratz
  • Mom won juristiction and custody
  • Virginia Martin v. John Martin
  • Wife won Equitable Distribution Appeal


  • Collaborative Divorce Solutions of the Peninsula
  • Secretary/Board Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Collaborative Divorce Solutions- Hampton Roads
  • Member- Former Chair
  • 2005 - Present
  • Family Law Section-Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Former Chair
  • 2003 - Present
  • Hampton Roads Family Law Organization
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
  • Virginia College of Trial Advocacy
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • I'Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court
  • Emeritus Member
  • N/A
  • Statewide Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Group
  • Former Chair
  • N/A
  • Interdisciplinary Cllaborative Practice Group Collaborative Divorce Solutions of the Virginia Peninsula
  • Founding Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Institute of Collaborative Professionals
  • Chair
  • 2005 - 2007
  • American Bar Association
  • Family Law Section
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Virginia-State Family Law Representative
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Chief Justice Pro Bono Initiative Commission
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • member
  • 1996 - 1998
  • American Bar Association
  • Litigation Section
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Democratic Party of Virginia
  • Legal Counsel
  • 1978 - 1980
  • Old Domionion University Intercollegiate Foundation
  • President
  • 1977 - 1979
  • The Friend's School
  • Chairman of the Board
  • 1976 - 1979
  • First American Savings and Loan Association
  • Member-Advisory Board
  • 1975 - 1980
  • United Community Fund
  • Board of Directors
  • 1974 - 1976
  • United Jewish Appeal
  • Board of Directors
  • 1973 - 1975
  • Washing and Lee School of Law
  • President, Student Bar Association
  • 1971 - 1972
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • SuperLawyer -Family Law-Virginia
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2011
  • SuperLawyer-Virginia Family Law 2010
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • SuperLawyer Family Law 2009
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Peacemaker Award
  • Community Mediation Center
  • 2006
  • David Ben-Gurion Award
  • Bonds for Israel
  • 1978
  • President's Award
  • Old Dominion University Intercollegiate Foundation
  • 1977
  • Chief of Police Letter of Commendation
  • Virginia Beach Police Department
  • 1971
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  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, The Journal
  • Weary and Wary of Expert Testimony
  • 1996
  • Norfolk Ministerial Association
  • "Tell It Like It Is"-a pictorial of the Poverty of Norfolk
  • 1967
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Speaking Engagements

  • Second Saturday Monthly Divorce Seminars
  • Divorce
  • 2010
  • National Council of Juvenile and FamilyCourt Judges Annual Conference
  • Multidisciplinary Collaborative Practice
  • 2009
  • Public Interest Law Conference
  • Abused Women and Children
  • 2007
  • 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 litigation
  • 1999
  • Guest Lecturer
  • Sub-S Corporations
  • 1979
  • Guest Lecturer on Corporate Law
  • Corporations, Partnerships and Sole Proprietorships
  • 1978
  • Speaker's Bureau of United Jewish Federation
  • "I was kicked out of Russia by the KGB"
  • 1977
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Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (23)
Endorse Charles
Family Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Having worked with Charlie, I know him to be passionate, exceptionally competent, and hardworking for those he helps."
Family Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlie is a great lawyer. He knows the law and works hard for his clients! He is also always professional to work with."
Family Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Family Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlie is an elder statesman in the area of family law - he has either done it or seen it in his years of practice. I highly endorse him."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I consider Charlie one of the preeminent family and divorce lawyers in the region. He is a skilled advocate and a real class act. I highly recommend."
Family Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Charles. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlie is a great friend to our law firm because he exemplifies law firm leadership and success. He is generous in sharing the methods that have made him so successful and he is one of the most personable lawyers and people that we know. Charlie's clients get something special, a man that really cares about them and has dedicated his whole life to getting results for them. He is a great asset to the legal community. We are inspired by everything he does and can't recommend him strongly enough."
Family Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlie is a legendary family law attorney for women in Virginia Beach. He's also a tremendous resource and mentor to younger attorneys throughout the state and nation. If you are a woman in Virginia Beach contemplating a divorce, custody or support action, I would seriously consider his firm as your advocate."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Other
"Charlie believes, like I do, that it is important to provide individuals going through divorce with good, quality information so that they can make informed decisions on their case. If you are in the unfortunate position of going through a divorce in Virginia, I recommend you give Charlie a call."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Friend
"If you are a woman in Virginia facing the unpleasant prospect of getting a divorce, the process is extremely difficult both personally and legal. Charlie Hofheimer's firm publishes free consumer guides and gives seminars to help women understand the process and learn how they can help. Once someone hires his firm, they get the finest representation and advice from Charlie's team of experts."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Other
"I met Charlie at a conference in DC, and was immediately impressed by his commitment to client service. He practices law for the right reasons, and would be a great choice for any woman going through a separation or divorce in Virginia."
Family Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Family member
"Charlie is my father and I have learned a great deal about practicing family law through his mentorship. We practice together and I know firsthand how passionate he is about getting results for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlie is an exceptional divorce attorney in Virginia. Charlie offers free books for women going through a divorce. I would highly recommend Charlie if you are a female looking for an outstanding divorce attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Other
"I have heard Charlie speak at seminars and in coaching programs for other attorneys. I have read his book and I have to say- he REALLY knows Divorce law and clearly loves what he does- helping women in family law situations. He is honest, down to earth, has great integrity and is the attorney to go to in Virginia! I definitely endorse him!"
Child custody Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have recommended Charlie to close friends and family. I have always received positive feedback. He is a lawyers' lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Charlie and his entire team are known for cutting edge developments and using whatever it takes to win for the women of Virginia. Charlie represents only women and he has many valuable resources to help his clients. If you need help with any family law situation, I would suggest Charlie's firm without reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Charlie has a real passion for divorce work and only provides legal services to women involved in divorce/domestic matters. He is a pioneer in providing new ways to communicate helpful information to the public about domestic matters, and is involved in a really good lawyer mentoring group known as the Great Legal Marketing Coaching Program, of which I am also a member."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Friend
"I highly recommend Charlie Hofhiemr, a most effective trial lawyer. He is highly accomplished. Charlie has the respect of his peers and is widely recognized as one of the top trial lawyers in his area of expertise. He has very specialized knowledge and will put his skill and experience to work for you."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Hofheimer is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly endorse him."
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