Richard Ottinger

Richard Ottinger: 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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Biography

Focusing on resolving business disputes, Richard concentrates his law practice on commercial litigation, including intellectual property disputes, tort and personal injury defense, transportation and maritime litigation and commercial real estate matters and Richard serves as a co-chair of the firm’s Government Relations Committee and works on a broad variety of governmental matters.

Richard is an experienced litigator in both state and federal court, including all stages of litigation: discovery, motions, trial and appeal.

As first chair, he has tried numerous cases to judges and juries. His clients range from international manufacturing companies to small professional partnerships. He currently practices before the Virginia state trial and appellate courts as well as the federal trial and appellate courts of Virginia. He regularly appears in the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Virginia.

Richard received the Virginia State Bar’s prestigious R. Edwin Burnette Jr. Young Lawyer of the Year award, the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association’s Walter E. Hoffman Community Service Award and the Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Sandra P. Thompson Award for outstanding and long-term service. He was selected as one of Hampton Roads’ Top Forty Under Forty by Inside Business magazine and as one of “Virginia’s Legal Elite” Young Lawyers by Virginia Business magazine.

NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Virginia State Bar’s prestigious R. Edwin Burnette Jr. Young Lawyer of the Year award

Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association’s Walter E. Hoffman Community Service Award

Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Sandra P. Thompson Award for outstanding and long-term service

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America - Admiralty and Maritime Law (2013-18)

Coastal Virginia Magazine, “Top Lawyers” - Civil Trial & Commercial Litigation (2016-18)

Virginia Business, Legal Elite (2004, 06-09, 12, 14)

News

•Vandeventer Black Attorneys Listed as ‘The Best Lawyers in America’ of 2019
•Twenty-two Vandeventer Black Attorneys Recognized as Top Lawyers
•27 Vandeventer Black Attorneys Named ‘The Best Lawyers in America’ of 2018
•Ottinger joins Virginia Bar Association Board of Governors
•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
•Richard Ottinger Appointed to Board of Directors of Norfolk Economic Development Authority
•24 Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys Included in the Best Lawyers in America 2016
•17 Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys Selected as 2014 Legal Elite

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Maritime & Admiralty Law
  • Transportation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
757.446.8673  Phone
757.446.8670  Fax
www.vanblk.com
University Attended:
Boston University, B.A.
Law School Attended:
The College of William & Mary School of Law, Sorenson Institute of Political Leadership, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
1995
Admission:
Virginia State Trial and Appellate Courts; 1995, Virginia
Memberships:

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Norfolk Economic Development Authority, Director

The Virginia Bar Association; Board of Governors Member; Civil Litigation Section, Chair (2013-2015)

Maritime Law Association, Proctor in Admiralty

Transportation Lawyers Association

Tidewater Motor Truck Association, Counsel

Downtown Norfolk Council, Board Member

Virginia State Bar

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Birth Information:
Norfolk, Virginia, September 16, 1969
ISLN:
909806833
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard

Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0 (1 review)
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    4.4/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.4/5.0
  • Communication

    4.4/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.4/5.0

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