Representing Clients in the Tidewater area of Virginia

Richard W. Whittemore Richard W. Whittemore Richard W. Whittemore has resided in the Norfolk / Virginia Beach area of Tidewater all of his life and has been actively practicing law since 1981. After practicing with a larger firm for nine years, he opened his own office in 1990. His broad legal experience covers a wide range of legal issues, but with a primary focus on personal injury, business and real estate matters. Our firm prides itself on being conscientious, thoughtful and prepared and capable of advising and representing clients from all walks of life. Successful planning, transactions and litigation rarely occur in a vacuum and many cases require or involve other professionals such as doctors, accountants, contractors, surveyors, engineers, investigators and the like. Richard’s lifelong residency in the area provides him access to resources and contacts which can be of great help in resolving problems in an economical and timely fashion. Our firm has also litigated against or with a large percentage of the attorneys in the Tidewater area and can assist with a knowledgeable referral in cases that we do not accept or handle.


  • Virginia State Bar – 1981
  • United States District Court – Eastern District of Virginia – 1981
  • United States Bankruptcy Court – Eastern District of Virginia – 1981
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals – 1982

Law School:

  • University of Richmond
  • T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D. – 1981


  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar


    Norfolk, Virginia, February 15, 1955