Christopher Hill

Owner/Attorney at The Law Office of Christopher G. Hill, PC


Glen Allen, VA

About Christopher Hill
Christopher G. Hill, LEED AP is Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator, construction lawyer and owner of the Richmond, VA firm, The Law Office of Christopher G. Hill, PC. Chris has been nominated and elected by his peers to Virginia's Legal Elite in the Construction Law category on multiple occasions and is a member of the Virginia Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” for 2011 and 2012 and to the Virginia Super Lawyers in Construction Litigation for 2017 through 2019. He specializes in mechanic's liens, contract review and consulting, occupational safety issues (VOSH and OSHA), and risk management for construction professionals.

Chris authors the Construction Law Musings blog where he discusses legal and policy issues relevant to construction professionals. Additionally, Chris is active in the Associated General Contractors of Virginia including membership on the AGC-VA Richmond District Executive Committee, service on the Board of Governors of Construction Law and Public Contracts Section of the Virginia State Bar from 2011 through 2018 and current membership in the Section Council of the Virginia Bar Association’s Construction and Public Contracts Law Section.
Recent articles by Christopher Hill

Virginia Joins The Crowd On Liens: What Does It Mean?

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First and foremost, thanks to my pal Scott Wolfe for the opportunity to discuss what is a major change in Virginia law regarding mechanic’s liens. I always appreciate the opportunity... Read more

Is Messing With Mechanics Lien Statutes a Good Idea?

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First of all, thanks to Scott and the other good folks here at the Construction Payment Blog for their continued support of my Construction Law Musings blog with both these... Read more

The Strict Nature of Virginia Lien Apportionment Rules

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This is a guest post from our friend Christopher Hill of the Construction Law Musings blog. Christopher is a construction attorney in Virginia who has contributed to the Construction Payment... Read more

A Virginia Mechanic’s Lien Change for the Better

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Christopher G. Hill, LEED AP is solo practitioner, Virginia Supreme Court certified General District Court mediator, lawyer and owner of the Richmond, VA firm, The Law Office of Christopher G.... Read more

A Guide To Virginia Payment Bond Claims

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Thanks to guest blogger Christoper G. Hill for his contribution to our State Bond Claims Blog Series, addressing the topic as it relates to Virginia’s Little Miller Act. Christopher G.... Read more

Open Accounts and Mechanics Liens

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Christopher G. Hill, LEED AP is Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator, construction lawyer and owner of the Richmond, VA firm, The Law Office of Christopher G. Hill, PC. Chris authors... Read more

Years of Experience

Since 1997

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Recent blog articles
Construction Law Musings Turns 11

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11 years ago this tiny announcement post started my journey into blogging (or is is “blawging”?).  Since then, I’ve met a few construction lawyers here in Virginia that refer to...

Hard to Believe It Has Been 13 Years of Legal Elite!

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Wow! Thanks to all of you for 13 years (including all of my years in solo construction practice) of Legal Elite elections to the Virginia Legal Elite in Construction Law,...

Construction May Begin with Documents, but It Shouldn’t End That Way

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Originally posted 2013-06-14 09:00:19. For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome back Rob Mathewson.  In his role as CEO, Rob handles strategy and partnerships for Geedra...

Happy Thanksgiving from Construction Law Musings

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It is that time of year again when I find it appropriate to reflect on the great things in my life.  As I sit here with family on this Thanksgiving...

BIM Legal Liabilities: Not That Different

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Originally posted 2012-12-07 09:00:28. For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome Scott P. Fitzsimmons.  Scott is an attorney with the construction law firm Watt, Tieder, Hoffar...

Be Careful with Good Faith Payments

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Sometimes doing the expedient thing and what looks good at the time can come back to bite you.  Just ask 3M Company. In Faneuil, Inc. v. 3M Co., the Virginia...

Sometimes a Reminder is in Order. . .

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Recently, I was talking with my friend Matt Hundley about a recent case he had in the Charlottesville, VA Circuit Court.  It was a relatively straightforward (or so he and...

English v. RKK. . . The Rest of the Story

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Originally posted 2018-11-27 10:20:30. Back in February, I discussed a case relating to indemnity and ambiguity.  The opinion in that case, W.C. English, Inc. v. Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, LLP...

More Hensel Phelps Ripples in the Statute of Limitations Pond?

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As is always the case when I attend the Virginia State Bar’s annual construction law seminar, I come away from it with a few posts on recent cases and their...

Addressing Safety on the Construction Site

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Originally posted 2017-09-25 15:59:36. For this week’s Construction Law Musings Guest Post, we welcome a new face, Patrick Rafferty.  Patrick (@ThePraff) is a consultant for Brahman Systems and has an...