Vandeventer Black LLP
Jim is an AV® rated trial lawyer who has tried more than 200 cases to verdict in the federal and state courts in Virginia and the District of Columbia. Jim focuses on complex civil litigation, including defense of professional malpractice lawsuits against design professionals, accountants and lawyers, construction defects, business and contract disputes, product liability, toxic torts, and catastrophic injury and wrongful death matters. Jim’s broad range of trial experience, often defending complex, high stakes litigation, allows him to assess risk and cost early, advise the client confidently in the early stages of litigation, and prosecute the case to successful resolution efficiently.
Jim has been recognized by The Best Lawyers In America® in the fields of Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Construction since 2012; and has been selected for Virginia Business' "Legal Elite" in the area of Civil Litigation since 2009. He teaches Trial Advocacy at T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, and is a frequent lecturer on trial tactics, civil litigation and professional liability.