Richard Dean Holzheimer Jr.

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Education
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, JD, Notes Editor, Journal of College and University Law, 1996
  • University of Virginia, BA, Economics and Foreign Affairs, 1993
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
Affiliations

Chairman, Circuit Court Committee, Fairfax Bar Association

Co-chair, General Civil Litigation Standing Committee, Fairfax Bar Association 2011- 2013

Board Member, Asian and Asian Pacific American Alumni Network of the University of Virginia (UVA-AAPAAN)

Member and Co-Chair, Judicial Screening Committee, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia

Circuit Representative, Young Lawyers Division, Virginia Bar Association, 2005-2008

President, Young Lawyers Section, Fairfax Bar Association

Member, Northern Virginia Chapter, Federal Bar Association

Member, Vietnamese American Bar Association of Greater D.C.

Rick is a first-chair trial attorney with extensive courtroom experience. Rick concentrates his litigation practice in construction, commercial litigation, government contracting, financial services, and real estate. He has significant experience in business litigation matters, eminent domain, intellectual property, products liability, healthcare, and land use. He has litigated cases throughout the United States with significant experience in the state and federal courts of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Rick has represented clients in all aspects of the construction industry including owners, contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals. He has represented various energy clients on their litigation matters. Rick also completed a secondment as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 energy company where he handled litigation and real estate matters.

Rick has extensive experience litigating financial services matters include banking and mortgage related litigation, state and federal regulatory litigation, international banking, and FDIC litigation. He has litigated issues between banks arising from a syndicate loan and claims of fraud, business torts, and indemnity claims as well as represented financial services clients in defense of alleged mortgage regulation violations. Rick is also an experienced class action defense litigator and he has represented a large national lending institution in class action litigation.

In business litigation, Rick has provided all level of services including advice, strategy, litigation, and settlement negotiations. In the area of business litigation, he has a broad range of experience that includes contract disputes, trade secrets, financial services disputes, employment litigation, products liability, easement issues, successor liability, zoning issues, patent litigation, defamation, and licensing matters. Rick was recognized for helping his client obtain one of the largest settlements in Virginia for that year. He is an active member of numerous bar associations and is also a member of Leadership Fairfax, Inc., an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Fairfax County through public service. Rick further serves his community as a member of the Board of Directors of Alternative House, an emergency shelter for run-away teens, young mothers, and at-risk youth.

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Richard Holzheimer
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Named to “Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers,” Construction Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2017

Named to “Virginia Super Lawyers,” Construction Litigation, Business Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2013-2017

Named to “Virginia Rising Stars,” Business Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2011

Named to “Legal Elite,” Civil Litigation, Virginia Business, 2011-2012

Presenter, "Negotiation: Learn by Doing," Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), General Counsel Summit, April 2017
Presenter, "Using Effective Legal and Business Strategies to Avoid and Address Pipeline Encroachments," CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo, March 2017
Presenter, "Eminent Domain Law and Procedure," Dominion Resources, January 2017
Speaker, "Perfect Pitch," National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Southeast Regional Conference, October 2016
Presenter, "Litigation and Construction Contract Issues," Dominion Resources, September 2015
Speaker, "Condemnation Quick Hits - What’s the Process," Southeastern Electric Exchange, 2015 Annual Conference & Trade Show, June 2015
Speaker, "When Excavation Goes Wrong: Litigation Lessons," CGA Excavation Safety Conference & Expo, March 2015
Faculty Member, "Construction Contract Management: Managing Risk, Handling Disputes, and Avoiding Claims," Virginia CLE Webinar/Conference, February 2015
Presenter, "Acquisition of Land Rights Through Negotiation or Condemnation," Legal Roundtable at the Southern Gas Association Operating Conference, July 2014
Speaker, "Condemnation Trends in the Post-Kelo Word," Southeastern Electric Exchange, 2014 Annual Conference & Trade Show, June 2014
Panelist, "Bringing Balance to the Force, Small Firm Life," NAPABA 25th Annual Conference, November 2013