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"Witthoefft is described as 'a very good lawyer who is very strong locally', and 'wins high praise for the breadth of his commercial practice and his extensive experience in litigation, mediation and arbitration.'" Chambers USA

Charles F. (Rick) Witthoefft has more than 45 years of varied trial experience in state and federal courts, often in complex commercial matters, including contract, business tort, securities, entity governance, insurance, land use, professional liability, administrative law, and trust and estate cases. 

He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation, and has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer for business litigation. Rick is the firm’s general counsel and has previously served the firm as president and executive vice president. 

Recognition

Selected as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation, Woodward/White, Inc., 2019

Named a “Leader in the Field,” Litigation:  General Commercial, Virginia, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016 and 2017

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Arbitration, Woodward/White, Inc., 2014-2017

Selected for inclusion as a “Super Lawyer,” Business Litigation, Virginia Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2013-2017

Named “Lawyer of the Year,” Arbitration, Richmond, Best Lawyers, 2014

Named a “Leader in the Field,” Litigation:  General Commercial, Southern Virginia, Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2004-2015

AV rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Named to “Legal Elite,” Business Law, Virginia Business

Named Among Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Leaders in the Law”

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Professional Affiliations

American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

Richmond Bar Association, Past President

Federal Bar Association, Richmond Chapter, Past President

Greater Richmond Bar Foundation, Past President

John Marshall American Inn of Court, Charter Member

Lewis F. Powell, Jr. American Inn of Court, Charter Member and Past President

Virginia Bar Association

American Bar Association

Business and Civic Organizations

Mary Morton Parsons Foundation, Vice President

Health Center Commission for the County of Chesterfield d/b/a Lucy Corr, Vice Chair

St. Luke Lutheran Church, Past President

James Madison University, Parent’s Council, Past Chair

St. Michael’s Episcopal School, Board of Trustees, Past Chair

Trinity Episcopal School, Board of Trustees, Past Chair

University of Richmond, J.D.

Hampden-Sydney College, B.A.

  • Virginia
  • United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • United States Circuit Court, Fourth, Fifth and Seventh Circuits
  • United States Supreme Court
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