Jim is a member of the firm’s Executive Board responsible for the governance and operations of Vandeventer Black and also serves on numerous municipal, professional and civic boards and committees. He serves as the Chair of the Norfolk Board of Zoning Appeals, is the president of the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association as well as it’s foundation, and a past chair of the Virginia Bar Association’s Construction and Public Contracts Section. Jim is the 2004 recipient of the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association’s prestigious Walter E. Hoffman Community Service Award. Jim’s also a past chairman of the Board of Directors for Tidewater Aquatic Club.
Jim serves as legal counsel to the Tidewater District of the Associated General Contractors of Virginia, and is active with numerous trade organizations in the construction industry.
He served on active duty as a U.S. Army Officer from 1989 to 1993 and in the Virginia National Guard from 1994-1996. Jim is a recovering Ironman triathlete who occasionally plays golf when not at work or with his family.
Listed in Best Lawyers in America : Construction Law
Thompson Reuters,”Virginia Super Lawyers” (2007-18)
Virginia’s Legal Elite, Construction Law
CIVIC Hampton Roads Graduate,
Virginia’s Legal Elite, “Young Lawyer”
NPBA Walter E. Hoffman Community Service Award Recipient
Hampton Roads’ Top 40 under 40
•Vandeventer Black Attorneys Listed as ‘The Best Lawyers in America’ of 2019
•Vandeventer Black’s 2018 Executive Board Elected
•Twenty-two Vandeventer Black Attorneys Recognized as Top Lawyers
•27 Vandeventer Black Attorneys Named ‘The Best Lawyers in America’ of 2018
•Harvey Named President of Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
•Vandeventer Black Announces Elected Executive Board Members
•Vandeventer Black Attorneys Recognized as Virginia Super Lawyers
•CoVaBiz Magazine Awards Top Honors To 20 Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys
•20 Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys have made the Coastal Virginia Magazine Top Lawyers List
•25 Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys Named Best Lawyers In America 2017
•THE FALSE CLAIM ACT: THE GOVERNMENT’S SLEDGEHAMMER JUST GOT BIGGER
•New Laws Affecting Construction: Part III
•New Laws Affecting Construction: Part II
•New Laws Affecting Construction: Part I
•New Restrictions on Mechanic’s Lien in Virginia
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Norfolk Board of Zoning Appeals, Chair
Virginia Bar Association - Section on Construction & Public Contracts, Past Chair
Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association, President & Board of Directors
Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association Foundation, Secretary
CIVIC Leadership Institute
Tidewater Aquatic Club, Past President
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