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Charles F. Witthoefft

General Counsel

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(804) 644-0957 fax

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Charles F. (Rick) Witthoefft is the firm's general counsel and has previously served the firm as president and executive vice president. 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 has over 40 years of varied trial experience in state and federal courts, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial cases involving contract, business tort, antitrust, securities, banking, corporate governance, insurance, landlord-tenant, land use, professional liability, employment, administrative law, and trust and estate issues.


  • University of Richmond, J.D.
  • Hampden-Sydney College, B.A.

Pro Bono/Community Service:

  • 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)


  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Mediation, Woodward/White, Inc., 2014-2018
  • Named a “Leader in the Field,” Litigation:  General Commercial, Virginia, Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016 and 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
  • Ranked in Chambers USA 2015Named a “Leader in the Field,” Litigation:  General Commercial, Southern Virginia, Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2004-2015
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • AV rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named to “Legal Elite,” Business Law, Virginia Business
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Leaders in the Law”


  • 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, Past President)
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Firm Involvement:

  • General Counsel
  • Past Chair of Litigation Section
  • Past President
  • Past Executive Vice President

Bar Admission:

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