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James R. Harvey III

101 West Main Street, 500 World Trade Center Norfolk, Virginia 23510
Firm: Vandeventer Black LLP
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Firm

Vandeventer Black LLP


Years In Practice


Phone Number (757) 446-8600

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, professional liability 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 and their agents. 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 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 and is the immediate past president of the Virginia Bar Association's Construction and Public Contracts Section.  He is a member of the Executive Board for the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association and the past president of its charitable foundation. Jim is the 2004 recipient of the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association’s prestigious Walter E. Hoffman Community Service Award. He is active in and regularly presents seminars or articles for trade organizations such as Associated General Contractors and the Builders & Contractors Exchange.  Jim is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Tidewater Aquatic Club, one of the largest youth competitive swimming clubs in the area.

He served in 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.

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Awards
Lawyer of the Year recognition for James R. Harvey  III
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Construction Law, Norfolk (2020)
  • Thomson Reuters, "Virginia Super Lawyers" (2009-12, 2016)
  • Virginia Business, "Legal Elite" - Construction (2008-11)
  • Virginia Business, "Legal Elite Young Lawyer" (2006)
  • Virginia Business, "Legal Elite Young Lawyer" (2006)
  • Inside Business, "Hampton Roads’ Top 40 Under 40" (2004)
  • Walter E. Hoffman Community Service Award (2004)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®: Construction Law (2013-17)
Contact Details and Office Locations
Office: (757) 446-8600
101 West Main Street, 500 World Trade Center
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
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