Eighth & Main Building
707 East Main Street, Suite 1700, P.O. Box 1558
Richmond, VA 23218-1558
Hobie is a partner with Vandeventer Black and concentrates his practice in the fields of Construction Law, Professional Liability, Regulatory Services and Intellectual Property. He represents accountants, architects, engineers, project owners, contractors, and liability carriers in a variety of construction, professional liability, insurance coverage, employment and contract disputes, as well as in other matters. Hobie’s practice is national in scope and includes mediation, arbitration and litigation in state and federal courts.
He obtained a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Military Institute, where he received the American Society of Testing and Materials Award for Academic Achievement, and a J.D. from the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law.
Hobie practiced engineering for four years after earning his Civil Engineering degree. He is Chairman emeritus of the Board of Trustees for the Virginia Center for Architecture Foundation and was awarded an honorary membership in the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects. Hobie has been recognized as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” among construction lawyers and among litigators by VIRGINIA BUSINESS magazine. He is listed in THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA in the field of Construction Law and has been recognized as a “Virginia Super Lawyer” by LAW & POLITICS magazine. Hobie serves on the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar Construction Law Section and is a frequent lecturer on liability issues unique to architects, engineers, contractors and accountants. He is AV® rated by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, which is the highest quality and ethics rating possible for attorneys.
Hobie’s notable engagements include judgments for the defense in a $60 million claim against an accounting firm alleging fraud, conspiracy and interference with business expectancy; a wrongful death action against an engineer arising from construction administration duties; an action against an architect for tortious interference with a construction contract; an action against an engineer on an indoor air quality/sick building syndrome claim; a failure to warn action against a manufacturer based on the Medical Device Amendments and federal preemption; serving as counsel for the design team on Washington, DC’s largest public construction project.
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