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Nick Hobbs is a former prosecutor for the city of Newport News and a lifelong resident of Hampton.  He has litigated numerous bench and jury trials in Criminal and Traffic Court and is extremely familiar with the burden the Commonwealth must prove against an individual charged with a criminal offense.  In addition to his state criminal and traffic law background, Nick also practices extensivley in the United States District Court for the 4th Circuit and is an experianced federal criminal defense attorney.


After graduating from Bethel High School, Nick attended Virginia Tech and received his Bachelors of Arts from Old Dominion University in 2001.  He then obtained his Juris Doctorate from Regent School of Law in 2005.

Educational and Professional Background

  • Old Dominion University, B.A. (2001)

  • Regent University School of Law, J.D. (2005)

  • Admitted to Practice
    Virginia State Bar, 2005

Activities and Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar

  • Newport News Bar Association

  • Past Master, Monitor Lodge AF & AM


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
  2. Federal Crime: 30%
  3. DUI & DWI: 30%
  4. Land Use & Zoning: 10%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

13 total 

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  • Michael Anthony Gaten

    I endorse this lawyer. Nick has a fantastic legal mind that is second to none. I have had the pleasure of knowing Nick as a prosecutor and now as criminal defense attorney and he always brings excellence in to the courtroom. Nick has also spent many years cultivating positive relationships with opposing counsel and police officers that serve to benefit his clients.


    Michael Gaten Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert Wilburn Herron III

    Mr. Hobbs is a reliable and skilled attorney. He is well-respected in the legal community, and he is part of a great legal team at Hobbs & Harrison. I strongly endorse Mr. Hobbs.


    Robert Herron Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Hobbs & Harrison

21-B East Queens Way
Hampton, VA, 23669


VAAuthorized to practice law200503/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHobbs & Harrison2015 - Present
AttorneyMcDermottWard2012 - 2015
AttorneyJones Blechman Woltz & Kelly2008 - 2012
AttorneyNewport News Commonwealth's Attorney2007 - 2008
AttorneyLaw Office2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia State BarMemberN/A
Newport News Bar AssociationBoard of DirectorsN/A
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Hampton Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Peninsula Town Center CDAN/AN/A
Hampton Golf Course Advisory CommissionN/AN/A
Northampton Little LeagueBoard of DirectorsN/A
Northampton Swim TeamBoard ChairmanN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationDriving Safely Through Traffic Court2011
Oyster PointerMelendez-Dias: The Case Heard Round the Defense World2009
Oyster PointerReckless Driving: What You Should Know2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Regent University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Old Dominion UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
P.A.L.S.Traffic and Criminal Law2009