Vandeventer Black’s James R. Harvey Receives Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Vandeventer Black attorney, James “Jim” R. Harvey, received the AV® Preeminent® Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell®, the legal profession’s most prestigious rating service. This is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. The “AV” designation represents the pinnacle of professional excellence and achieved after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by his/her peers, including members of the bar and the judiciary.

“I am humbled by the recognition provided by my peers and value the relationships I have in the community,” said Harvey.

Harvey is an award-winning attorney and a recipient of the Best Lawyers in America® for Construction Law, Virginia Super Lawyers by Thompson Reuters, Hampton Roads’ Top 40 Under 40 by Inside Business, Top Lawyers by Coastal Virginia Magazine, and the NPBA Walter E. Hoffman Community Service Award.

Harvey is a partner with Vandeventer Black and is located in their Norfolk office. He is a member of the firm’s Executive Board and has a wide range of experience in construction, surety, government contracts, land use, defective products, professional liability, and business disputes.

Harvey serves as the Chair of the Norfolk Board of Zoning Appeals, is the past-president of the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association as well as its foundation, and a past chair of the Virginia Bar Association’s Construction and Public Contracts Section. He also serves as legal counsel to the Tidewater District of the Associated General Contractors of Virginia and is active in numerous trade organizations in the construction industry. For more information, please visit

About Vandeventer Black LLP:

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

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