Richard Dean Holzheimer Jr.
McGuireWoods LLP, Tysons
Different authorized specialties: Eminent area, building, actual property, zoning and business litigation
Training: Bachelor’s diploma, College of Virginia; regulation diploma, College of Notre Dame
Household: A herd of super-cute nieces and nephews
Profession mentors: After regulation faculty, I clerked in Fairfax Circuit Court docket for the Hon. Michael P. McWeeny. He taught me easy methods to perceive and interpret the regulation, easy methods to finest argue and persuade a choose and a jury, and the way justice is an actual factor. Grayson P. Hanes impressed upon me that the observe of regulation continues to be a occupation and never only a job.
Favourite trip spot: St. Anton, Austria, has breathtaking snowboarding, après-ski spots positioned alongside the slopes, and an ideal small Alpine village.
One thing you’d by no means do once more: Operating with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain
What have been your priorities as president of the Asian Pacific American Bar Affiliation of Virginia? To assist join the Asian Pacific American authorized neighborhood unfold all through Virginia; promote the consideration of Asian and numerous attorneys for judgeships; work with different numerous bar associations to collectively spotlight numerous voices, viewpoints and concepts; and promote justice, equality and alternative for Asian Pacific People
What rising litigation will alter land-use regulation? The Virginia Supreme Court docket’s loosening of the necessities for standing in land-use instances this 12 months has the potential to alter land-use regulation. This enlargement of who can object to land-use initiatives will permit a larger pool of opponents to demand adjustments, threaten to delay initiatives and outright block some improvement initiatives.