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Virginia’s Go To Lawyers – Employment Law: Raymond L. Hogge Jr.

Virginia Lawyers Weekly//June 2, 2021

Virginia’s Go To Lawyers – Employment Law: Raymond L. Hogge Jr.

Virginia Lawyers Weekly//June 2, 2021

hogge_raymondRaymond L. Hogge Jr.
Attorney
Hogge Law
Norfolk

Education

BA, College of William & Mary
JD, University Richmond School of Law

Signature case or representation:

Birkmeyer v. Old Dominion University, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Obtained judgment against university for race discrimination against white police officer employee.

Other important cases:

Short v. Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Portsmouth Circuit Court (successful representation of executive director claiming discharge in breach of employment contract); Rogan v. Norfolk State University, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (successful representation of white human resources director claiming discrimination on the basis of race by university).

Working with clients:

When an client, whether and employer or an employee, comes to me with a specific problem or to avoid a specific problem, I advise the client fully in regard to that problem and work with the client to obtain the solution that best reflects the client’s short term and long term goals, needs, resources, and culture. In addition, I proactively identify issues and opportunities the client may not realize exist, and take the same approach in regard to them. I advise clients that, while it is important to assess risk, decisions should not be based solely on risk; instead, they should weigh all the potential costs against all the potential benefits, and decide on a course of action which strikes a balance between the two which is best for that particular client.

Best career advice:

Give to others generously, without expectation of reward, and you will be rewarded tenfold.

Outlook for 2021:

A rise in employment claims by white employees who are subjected to race discrimination in the name of “equity,” court decisions addressing issues related to COVID-19, and Virginia state law employment claims based on recent Virginia legislation.

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