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    James L. Windsor

    Member • Chair of Real Estate Claims & Title Insurance Solutions • Co-Chair of Government & Municipal Law
    Admissions: Virginia

    Biography

    Jim has over 38 years of experience in a broad range of counseling, negotiation, mediation, and civil litigation focused on real estate, title insurance, mechanic’s liens/construction, local government, legal malpractice defense, and creditor’s rights.

    Jim is an AV® Preeminent rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, a dedicated, zealous, and strong advocate for his clients, and is the Chairman of the firm’s Real Estate Claims & Title Insurance Solutions Group. He has been selected by peers and recognized by Best Lawyers in America from 2018-2024 in the area of Real Estate, and in Litigation- Construction in 2023, and has received many recognitions and honors including being listed in Virginia Business MagazineCoVaBiz Magazine, and Virginia Super Lawyers. Jim also received the Distinguished Service Award from the Virginia Land Title Association.

    In addition, Jim is currently working with a team of K&C lawyers representing numerous Virginia localities with respect to claims against pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors and others connected with the opioid addiction epidemic, as a continuation of his long track record of representation of local governments in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

    Jim has maintained a very active litigation practice involving primarily real estate and construction matters for over 38 years and has been involved in numerous reported or published cases, some of which are attached hereto.

    Recognition & Honors

    • Traver Award; Real Property Section of the Virginia State Bar, 2024
    • Top Lawyer; CoVaBIZ, 2017-2024
    • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation-Construction, 2022-2024
    • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate, 2018-2024
    • Virginia Super Lawyers, Real Estate; Law & Politics, 2006, 2010-2018, 2020-2024
    • Virginia’s Legal Elite, Construction Law; Virginia Business Magazine, 2007–2014, 2016-2022
    • Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation; The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel Magazine, 2022
    • Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law; The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel Magazine, 2013, 2018-2019
    • Top Rated Lawyer in Construction Law; The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel Magazine, 2018
    • Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation Law; The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel Magazine, 2018
    • Distinguished Service Award; Virginia Land Title Association, 2015-2016
    • Virginia’s Legal Elite, Real Estate and Construction Law; Virginia Business Magazine, 2003–2004
    • Phi Delta Phi; President, 1984
    • Moot Court Board, 1984–1985
    • AV® Preeminent; Martindale-Hubbell
    • The Order of Barristers

    Associations

    • Phi Delta Phi; President, 1984-1985
    • Moot Court Board, 1984–1985
    • AV® Preeminent; Martindale-Hubbell
    • The Order of Barristers
    • Virginia State Bar
    • Virginia State Bar; Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Conference, 1991-1994
    • Virginia State Bar; 7th Circuit Representative, Young Lawyers Conference, 1989-1991
    • Virginia State Bar; Board of Governors, Construction Law and Public Contracts Section, 1998–2001
    • Virginia State Bar; Co-Chair, Real Estate Programs Committee, 2023-present
    • Virginia Land Title Association
    • Virginia Beach Bar Association
    • Christopher Newport University, School of Business and Economics; Dean’s Advisory Board, 1989–1990
    • The Salvation Army of the Virginia Peninsula; Advisory Board, 1989–2000
    • Coliseum Hampton Rotary Club, 1988-1996; Board of Directors, 1988-1990
    • Peninsula Rotary Club, 1996-1998
    • Leadership Institute of the Virginia Peninsula, 1991
    • United Way of the Virginia Peninsula; Fund Raising Campaign Chairman, Newport News Attorneys’ Division, 1993
    • United Way of the Virginia Peninsula; Fund Raising Campaign Chairman, Peninsula Attorneys’ Division, 1994
    • Leadership Institute of the Virginia Peninsula; Program Chairman, State Government Day, 1994-1997
    • Future of Hampton Roads, Inc.; Board of Directors, 1994–1997
    • Virginia Peninsula Economic Development Council; Board of Directors, 1994–1997
    • Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce; Board of Directors, 1997–1999

    Education

    • James Madison University; B.S., cum laude, 1982
    • University of Richmond School of Law; J.D., 1985

    Press & Publications