Arlene F. Klinedinst

Arlene F. Klinedinst: Attorney with Vandeventer Black LLP
  • Partner at Vandeventer Black LLP (53 Attorneys)
  • 500 World Trade Center, 101 West Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
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Arlene is a partner with Vandeventer Black and concentrates her practice in all areas of Labor & Employment Law. She advises and represents a variety of organizations and businesses on a broad range of employment issues, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, wage and hour claims, VOSH/OSHA citations, unfair labor practices, grievance arbitration, and covenants not to compete. She has a strong background in advising employers on preventative measures such as handbooks and policies, legal compliance and union avoidance. Arlene also has served as a neutral Hearing Officer in public sector employee discharge cases.

Arlene received her B.A. in Labor Studies from the Pennsylvania State University and her J.D. from the Beasley School of Law, Temple University.

Before attending law school, Arlene worked as a human resources professional for Consolidation Coal Company. Prior to entering private practice, she served as a staff attorney to the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, and later to the Governor’s Budget Office in Pennsylvania. She began her private law practice in Virginia in 1989.

Arlene has been selected by her peers for “Best Lawyers in America” since 2006, and in 2011 was listed in “Best Lawyers in America” in Management - Employment Law, and Management - Labor Law. She also has been recognized as one of Virginia Business Magazine’s “Legal Elite” and as a “Virginia Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters. In 2016, Arlene became a fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation.

In addition to representing business clients in court, arbitration, and mediation, Arlene is a frequent speaker before management and civic groups on a wide variety of labor and employment law topics.


Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America - Employment Law-Management (2011-18); Labor Law-Management (2011-18)

Virginia Business, “Legal Elite”

Thomson Reuters, “Virginia Super Lawyers”(2010-12)

Virginia Lawyers Media, “Influential Women in Business Award” (2011)

Inside Business, “Women in Business Award” (2010)

“Virginia Living’s Women in the Law” (2017-18)


•Vandeventer Black Attorneys Listed as ‘The Best Lawyers in America’ of 2019
•Vandeventer Black Partners Named Women In The Law
•Arlene Klinesdinst Elected Chair of VBA’s Labor Relations and Employment Law Section
•27 Vandeventer Black Attorneys Named ‘The Best Lawyers in America’ of 2018
•Twenty-two Vandeventer Black Attorneys 2016 Legal Elite Finalists
•25 Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys Named Best Lawyers In America 2017
•Two Vandeventer Black Attorneys Selected to Prestigious Virginia Law Foundation Fellows Class
•Congratulations to the Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Virginia Legal Elite
•24 Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys Included in the Best Lawyers in America 2016
•Four Vandeventer Black Attorneys Receive Prestigious Peer Rating


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Areas of Practice (3)

  • Labor & Employment
  • Local Government
  • Sports Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
757.446.8504  Phone
757.446.8670  Fax
University Attended:
Penn State University, B.A. in Labor Studies
Law School Attended:
Temple University School of Law, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
Pennsylvania Supreme Ct (all state courts), and the Eastern and Middle Districts Pa. Federal courts.; Admitted to: E.D. of VA, and 4th Circuit; Pennsylvania; Virginia


Virginia Bar Association - Section on Labor Relations & Employment Law, Council (2005-present); Chair (2018); Vice Chair (2016-17); Secretary/Treasurer (2013-15)

Virginia Bar Association - Committee on Federal Judgeships, Eastern District (Past Member)

Virginia Bar Association - Committee on Nominations to Virginia Commissions and Appellate Courts, (Past Member)

National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC), Tidewater Chapter, Member (1998-present); Board Member (2006-11); Past President (2008-9)

Hampton Roads Society for Human Resource Management, Member
(1990-present); Former Legal Counsel

Hampton Roads Industry Liaison Group

Virginia Law Foundation, Fellow

Birth Information:
York, Pennsylvania, April 25, 1959
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard

Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 (20 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Marketing Partner on 03/02/18 in Labor and Employment

    Arlene is an outstanding lawyer and person. She is professional and knowledgeable. We refer all of our labor and employment inquires and clients to her and she does a marvelous job. Clients love her.

    Arlene is an outstanding lawyer and person. She is professional and knowledgeable. We refer all of our labor and employment inquires and clients to her and she does a marvelous job. Clients love her. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Member on 01/21/15 in Labor and Employment

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