Norfolk, VA (February 3, 2021) – Vandeventer Black partner, James R. Harvey, has been selected to be the General Counsel for the Associated General Contractors of Virginia (AGCVA). It is the largest construction trade organization in the state.

“I am honored to be part of such an honorable organization that has helped shape Virginia’s construction industry,” said Harvey. “Undoubtedly, AGCVA is a leader in the construction industry and is focused on growing member businesses through networking, educational and legislative programs, and activities.”

Harvey is a member of the firm’s Executive Board responsible for the governance and operations of Vandeventer Black and serves on numerous municipal, professional, and civic boards and committees. He is the former Chair of the Norfolk Board of Zoning Appeals. He is the past-president of the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association, its foundation, and a past chair of the Virginia Bar Association’s Construction and Public Contracts Section.

Harvey has a wide range of knowledge and experience in construction, construction defect, surety, government contracts, land use, permitting, property damage, business and corporate disputes. For more information, please visit

About Vandeventer Black LLP
Vandeventer Black LLP is a dynamic business and litigation law firm established in 1883 dedicated to responsiveness and results while delivering internationally recognized legal solutions. Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia’s commercial gateway, its accomplished and diverse attorneys assist clients from offices in Virginia, North Carolina, and Germany.

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