Christopher S. Colby: Lawyer with Vandeventer Black LLP

Christopher S. Colby

Norfolk,  VA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Business
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Construction
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Professional Liability Defense
Contact InfoTelephone: 804.237.8810
Fax: 804.237.8801
Mailing AddressWorld Trade Center, 101 West Main Street, Suite 500, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510
University Washington & Lee University, B.A., cum laude
Law SchoolWashington & Lee University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Admitted2008, Virginia; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; West Virginia; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

Professional & Community Activities

•Richmond Bar Association
•Virginia Bar Association
•American Bar Association


Chris is an associate with Vandeventer Black, and his practice focuses on General Litigation, Construction Law, Professional Liability Defense, Health Care Law, and Medical Malpractice Defense. Chris represents architects, contractors, engineers, doctors and nurses, and health care facilities in state and federal courts throughout Virginia.

Chris worked at a Richmond-based insurance defense firm prior to joining Vandeventer Black. He defended individuals, local and national businesses, and insurance companies in a variety of personal injury disputes in Virginia courts, and he advised insurers on coverage issues. Additionally, Chris's experience includes a judicial clerkship at the Circuit Court of the City of Norfolk, where he conducted research and drafted bench memoranda for judges in preparation for hearings on dispositive motions. He also provided research for and drafted judicial opinions.

Chris received his J.D. (cum laude) from Washington & Lee University School of Law. During law school, Chris was a third-year certified student attorney for the Community Legal Practice Center, a clinic that provides free legal representation on civil matters to low-income residents of the western part of Virginia. Chris tried his first cases as a student attorney, representing clients on landlord-tenant, zoning, divorce, and child custody issues.

Chris is licensed to practice in all Virginia state courts as well as the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia. He is also licensed to practice before all West Virginia state courts, and the southern district of West Virginia. He is based in Vandeventer Black's Richmond office.

Select Publications

•Primer On Virginia's Data Breach Law: Part Two
•Primer On Virginia's Data Breach Law: Part One
•No Signature No Problem: Using Equitable Estoppel To Compel Arbitration When You Never Entered Into An Agreement (Resident, Richmond Office)


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Primer On Virginia's Data Breach Law: Part One
Christopher S. Colby, June 9, 2014
Imagine that your laptop is stolen. Since you conduct all your business on it, you struggle to remember the last time you backed up your data, and agonize at the prospect of rebuilding weeks, months, and possibly years of files. As you contemplate the recovery of your business data, you should also...

Primer On Virginia's Data Breach Law: Part Two
Christopher S. Colby, June 9, 2014
Recall from Part I of the Primer on Virginia's Data Breach Law that your laptop has been stolen, and you have concluded there has been a breach of security under Virginia's data breach law. You must now determine whom to notify, and this will depend on your relationship to the data. Individuals or...
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Christopher S. Colby

101 West Main Street, Suite 500
NorfolkVA 23510


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