World Trade Center
101 West Main Street
Suite 9000
Norfolk, VA 23510-1655

Katharine G. Shelah

Sr. Office Administrator

From this major East Coast port community, McGuireWoods’ Norfolk office serves the entire eastern region of Virginia. The area has a dynamic economy that relies on its unique defense, transportation and technology assets, and our lawyers represent many clients in these industries.

We are skilled in all phases of transportation, real estate, international trade, labor and employment, governmental investigations, and sophisticated public and private projects. Our litigators — who handle all types and facets of complex disputes in federal and state courts and arbitrations — are recognized nationally and well respected by the local judiciary. Our litigation experience includes over 200 first-chair trials and extensive class action defense. Our transactional lawyers have worked on significant projects that have defined the region, including the development of commercial projects, the construction and leasing of container terminals and tunnels, and assisting with the implementation of off-shore wind projects.

Norfolk’s prime location and diverse population approaching 1.8 million offers all of the global business benefits of being an international community. In addition to representing area companies and institutions, many of the firm’s Norfolk lawyers maintain practices that are regional, national and international in scope, backed by a firm with 1,100 lawyers in 21 offices.

Demonstrating McGuireWoods’ core value of service to our clients and the communities in which we live and work, the lawyers and staff of the Norfolk office have held leadership roles and volunteer in many local organizations, including the YMCA of South Hampton Roads, the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance, Tidewater Community College, Virginia Wesleyan University, the Hermitage Museum and Gardens, the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, and significant legal associations.