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With 40 plus years of experience, Reid Ervin has represented numerous individuals across a broad spectrum of industries on all levels of the company hierarchy. He has been recognized for his work as both a Virginia and Hampton Roads Super Lawyer and as a Virginia Legal Elite in the field of labor and employment law. Mr. Ervin is also among the few attorneys in the region who represent children and their parents against public schools in education law matters.


As the principal of the firm, Mr. Ervin has provided a caring environment over the years for the firms many clients, emphasizing personalized attention a meticulous approach to each individual case.


Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Ervin received his A.B. from Duke University in 1966 and his L.L.B. from University of Virginia School of Law in 1969. In his many years practicing law, he has presented on numerous occasions on a variety of Employment Law and School Law topics.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 50%
  2. Education: 15%
  3. Sexual Harassment: 15%
  4. Wrongful Termination: 10%
  5. Discrimination: 10%

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Contact info

999 Waterside Dr #2400
Norfolk, VA, 23510-3300


VAAuthorized to practice law196903/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2015
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2014
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2013
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2009
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2007
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalReid H. Ervin & Associates, P.C.1998 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present
Virginia State BarMember1969 - Present
Virginia State Bar, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
Virginia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Virginia Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Naval Justice SchoolN/AN/A1970
University of Virginia School of LawN/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws1969
Duke UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1966
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NPBA Employment Law SeminarLabor, Employment & Immigration Law for the General Practitioner2008
MS Moving Forward ProgramEmployment Issues and MS2007
MS Moving Forward ProgramEmployment Issues2004
Fundamental Wage and Hour IssuesWorktime or Hours Worked: The Exceptions, Issues in Overtime2004
Basic Wage and Hour Issues in Virginia SeminarWorktime or Hours Worked, Issues in Overtime2004
MS Moving Forward ProgramEmployment Issues2003
Leaves of Absence in VirginiaADA and FMLA2003
Multiple Sclerosis SymposiumLegal Issues2000
Writing the Employee HandbookEmployee Handbook1999
Writing the Employee HandbookEmployee Handbook1998
EEOC Technical Assistance Program SeminarUnderstanding Employment Discrimination Issues in Employer Decision Making1997