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I joined the law firm of Patten, Wornom, Hatten and Diamonstein in 2010 as a lateral partner from another firm and have 20 yerars of exerpience practicing law. I have filed numerous False Claims Act (Whistleblower) cases in multiple federal courts and have also litigated a wide range of cases including commercial contract disputes, environmental matters, construction disputes, intellectual property, estate matters and personal injury cases. I have also handled numerous land use, zoning and riparian rights cases.  I have extensive experience in state and federal courts and has tried numerous jury trials. 

In addition to being an attorney, I am also a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and for two years was an Assistant Professor at the Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University.

With regard to my education, I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1989 and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in environmental engineering from Old Dominion University in 1993. I graduated magna cum laude from Loyola School of Law in 1996. While at Loyola, I served as an editor on the Law Review.

I am also a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)



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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 80%
    300 cases
  2. Business: 20%
    20 years, 300 cases


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  • Charles Thomas Turbeville Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Reichle is a highly skilled attorney with the highest ethical standards. He is an extremely hard worker, and strives to obtain the best results for his clients in a professional manner.


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  • Daniel Read Quarles

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Scott for many years and have been on the opposite side of him in several cases. He is a knowledgeable, skilled and diligent attorney.


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Contact info

Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein

12350 Jefferson Ave, Suite 300
Newport News, VA, 23692


VAAuthorized to practice law199603/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Law Firms - Patten, Wornom, Hatten & DiamonsteinBest Lawyers2016
Top LawyerCoastal Virginia Magazine2015
Best Law Firms - Patten, Wornom, Hatten & DiamonsteinBest Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPattten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein2012 - Present
Assistant ProfessorOld Dominion University2008 - 2010
PartnerReichle & Reichle, PC1996 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia Bar AssociationN/A1996 - Present
National Association of Professional EngineersN/AN/A
American Society of Civil EngineersN/AN/A
Virginia State Bar, Environmental Law SectionBoard MemberN/A
York County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
International Journal of Image and Data FusionUAV-based Multi-Sensor Data Fusion Processing2009
Journal of Transportation EngineeringIntegration of of GIS and Data Mining Technology to Enhance Pavement Management Decision Making2009
American Planning Association - Zoning PracticeLocal Zoning and Water Rights2009
Appalachian Journal of LawUtilization of Cluster Developments, Conditional Zoning and Transfer of Development Rights in Conjunction with Conservation Easements as a Means of Sustainable Land Development in Virginia2009
Louisiana Environmental Compliance UpdateHow Will Louisiana's Wetlands be Affected by Proposed Federal Regulations?1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Old Dominion UniversityCivil EngineeringMS - Master of Science1993
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityCivil EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual MeetingDefining the Manufacturing Process2014
Virginia Association of Surveyors MeetingRiparian Rights Under Virginia Law2010
American Society of Engineering Education Annual ConferenceInternational Service Learning Projects for Senior Capstone Projects2010
Old Dominion University - Last Lecture SeriesThe Art of the Jibe - How to Change Your Course2009
American Society of Civil Engineers ConferneceThe Utilization of Coated Sheet Piles for Contaminated Groundwater Contaminants1994