101 West Main Street, Suite 500
World Trade Center
Norfolk, VA 23510
Jim Harvey is a partner in Vandeventer Black’s Norfolk office with a wide range of experience in construction, surety, government contracts, land use, defective products and business disputes. He regularly appears in state and federal court as well as various arbitration panels representing the needs of contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, developers engineers, architects, insurers or sureties. Jim makes it a point to thoroughly understand his client’s business so that he can assist in the development, negotiation and review of contracts, and when necessary, resolve any disputes in the most efficient manner possible. Many of Jim’s engagements involve projects of local, regional and even international importance, and he is able to use these experiences to help clients with every new problem.
Jim serves on numerous municipal, bar related and civic boards and committees. He is currently serving as the Chair of the Virginia Bar Association’s Construction and Public Contracts Section, the Chair of the Norfolk Board of Zoning Appeals, Board Member of the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association and President of Tidewater Aquatic Club. He is also an active member in the Virginia State Bar, the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry, the Federal Bar Association and the U.S. Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference. Jim is the 2004 recipient of the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association’s prestigious Walter E. Hoffman Community Service Award.
He served in active duty as a U.S. Army Officer from 1989 to 1993, and in the Virginia National Guard rom 1994-1996. Jim is a recovering Ironman triathlete who occasionally plays golf when not at work or with his family.
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