Garrett H. Hooe Associate

Garrett is a trial attorney who helps clients of all sizes achieve great results in venues across the nation. He represents some of the largest financial, agricultural, telecommunications, food distribution and energy companies in the world and counsels local businesses to resolve problems effectively and efficiently.

Garrett has won motions and trials in federal and state courts and before the American Arbitration Association, earning significant first-chair experience. He also has successfully assisted clients before the Supreme Court of Virginia and the 4th U.S. 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 half-million dollar award for securities broker-dealer listing at arbitration hearing
  • Successful representation of internationally known energy company in resolution of largest securities fraud case in the history of the 4th Circuit
  • Successful second-chair prosecution of fraud action involving recovery of property worth over half-a-million dollars in Virginia state court
  • Defense verdicts in first-chair bench trials for large domestic financial institutions before Virginia state courts in cases involving state and federal 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 direct supervision of and responsibility for pretrial workup on multiple cases
  • Assisted in preparation of brief successfully defending against appeal before Supreme Court of Virginia on behalf of large international financial institution after arguing for and winning dismissal at state court
  • Assisted in preparation of brief and oral argument winning reversal of district court dismissal of pro bono client’s complaint before 4th Circuit

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-U.S. Magistrate (now U.S. District) Judge M. Hannah Lauck of the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division, during his second year of law school.

At the University of Richmond School of Law, Garrett served as editor-in-chief of the Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business. He also placed first in the 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 & Mary Law School. Garrett was a member of the McNeill Law Society and after graduation was inducted into the Order of the Coif.

Garrett 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.

  • 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, 2020, 2021

  • 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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