Christopher G. Hill is a LEED AP, Virginia Supreme Court certified General District Court mediator, and construction attorney in Richmond, Virginia. Chris has been nominated and elected by his peers to Virginia’s Legal Elite for the Construction Law category on multiple occasions and was recently named to the Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2011 and 2012. He is also a current member of the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar Construction Law & Public Contracts Section.
Chris practices extensively in all areas of risk management for construction professionals including litigation when required. Specific areas of practice include mechanic’s liens, payment and performance bond claims under the Miller Act and Virginia’s “Little Miller Act,” sustainable (“green”) building, occupational safety issues, construction contract review, arbitration and mediation.
Chris started his own firm in July of 2010 after 13 years of extensive courtroom and counseling experience at the Virginia Attorney General’s Office and two private firms, the most recent being DurretteBradshaw PLC. He made the move in order to better serve his construction clients and directly meet the needs of the contractors and other construction and design professionals in Virginia.
Chris truly enjoys representing contractors in Virginia, whether those construction companies are based in Virginia or based elsewhere and perform work in Virginia. He represents all types of construction professionals including general contractors, subcontractors, engineers, and material suppliers.
The firm is a member of the Associated General Contractors of Virginia and Chris is a member of the national AGC Contract Documents committee where he gains insight and input into the drafting of nationally utilized form contract documents, and and the Marketing committee where he helps the AGC maximize the marketing and business potential for contractors.
Chris’ experience in representing both private companies and one of the largest agencies of the Commonwealth of Virginia has given him knowledge of both the private and public aspects of legal representation. He uses this insight to give his clients both practical and legally sound advice during their interactions with both private companies and state agencies. His years of concentration on the construction industry enable him to assist his construction clients to anticipate potential challenges and help them to prepare for and ultimately overcome those business challenges in an efficient and practical manner.
For more helpful resources, check out his Construction Law Musings blog.
In addition to his membership in the Virginia bar, Mr. Hill is admitted to practice before the Federal District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U. S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.
Mr. Hill is a Richmond, Virginia native who received his JD from Washington University School of Law in 1997 after graduating from Duke University in 1994.
Professional Associations & Memberships
Virginia State Bar Association, Construction and Public Contracts Law Section Board of Governors
Associated General Contractors of Virginia, Executive Committee, Richmond District
Associated General Contractors of America, Member of the Contract Documents and Marketing Committees,
Honors and Awards
Virginia Legal Elite in the Construction Law Category (2007-2013)
Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2011 and 2012)