Garrett H. Hooe Associate

Garrett helps clients of all sizes get great results in venues across the nation. In addition to representing some of the largest financial, agricultural, telecommunications, and food distribution companies in the world, he assists local businesses in resolving problems effectively and efficiently.

Garrett has won motions and trials in federal court, state court, and before the American Arbitration Association, earning significant first-chair experience in the latter two venues. He also has successfully assisted clients before the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Garrett prides himself on getting to the bottom of all disputes, no matter the location or stakes.

Garrett’s specific experience includes:

  • Successful first-chair prosecution of breach of contract claim before American Arbitration Association and recovery of mid-six figure award for securities broker-dealer listing at day-long arbitration hearing
  • Verdict in first-chair bench trial defense of large domestic financial institution before several Virginia state courts in breach of contract and federal Fair Credit Reporting and Fair Debt Collection Practices Acts claims
  • Dismissal of multiple lawsuits against large financial institutions before state and federal courts
  • Representation of internationally-known natural foods distribution company in multimillion-dollar fraud prosecution and settlement, with lead experience taking depositions and drafting key evidentiary and dispositive motions
  • Representation of internationally-known agricultural company in multiple federal jury trials in bet-the-company litigation, including oral argument on motions and jury charge, and drafting dispositive pre-trial, in-trial, and post-trial motions, in addition to motions in limine, conducting witness interviews, Daubert motions, and deposition defense
  • Assist in preparation of brief successfully defending against appeal before Supreme Court of Virginia on behalf of large international financial institution after arguing for and earning dismissal at state court
  • Assist in preparation of brief and oral argument obtaining reversal of district court dismissal of pro bono client’s complaint before Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Garrett obtained his undergraduate degree from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and his law degree magna cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law in Richmond, Virginia.

After law school, Garrett clerked for then-Justice (now Chief Justice) Donald W. Lemons of the Supreme Court of Virginia. He also interned for then-Magistrate (now District) Judge M. Hannah Lauck at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division, during his second year of law school.

While enrolled at Richmond, Garrett served as Editor-in-Chief of the Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business. He also placed first in Richmond’s 2010 James H. Barnett Jr. Moot Court Competition, and in 2012 received the Best Oralist Award at the William B. Spong Moot Court Competition, held at William and Mary’s Marshall-Wythe School of Law. Garrett was a member of the McNeill Law Society and after graduation was inducted into the Order of the Coif.

Garrett presently serves on the Executive Committee of the John Marshall Inn of Court and is a member of James Madison University’s Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication Alumni Council. He also writes for Federal Baseball.

  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Named to "Virginia Rising Stars," Securities Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2019

  • University of Richmond School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Order of the Barristers, Editor-in-Chief, Richmond Journal of Global Law & Business, 2012
  • James Madison University, BA, Political Science, Dean's List, 2006

Member, Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication Alumni Council, James Madison University

Member, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

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