James H. Shoemaker Jr.

Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, LC
Contact: (757) 223-4580
Law School: University of Richmond
Jurisdictions: Virginia
4th Circuit
Supreme Court of Virginia


About James H. Shoemaker Jr.
James H. ("Jamie") Shoemaker, Jr. became an associate in the law firm of Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein ("PWHD") in 1993 after spending two years with a large firm based in Norfolk, Virginia. He became a partner in PWHD in 1996. His practice includes all areas of employment law, False Claims Act (whistleblower) and Fair Labor Standards Act (overtime) litigation matters. He has tried over seventy cases to verdict in state and federal courts of record, before arbitration panels, Administrative Law Judges and other forums. He has successfully resolved several times this number through settlement and mediation. Jamie has significant experience litigating False Claims Act whistleblower cases. He has served as lead counsel or co-lead counsel in several FCA qui tam matters involving various types of healthcare fraud and fraud against the Department of Defense. Jamie and his partners have obtained government intervention in a significant number of cases. One of his clients was among the eight successful relators in the 2009 recovery against Pfizer. This recovery totaled $2.1 billion dollars, and is one of the largest qui tam settlements in U.S. history. Since 2006, Jamie has been listed in "Best Lawyers in America," a publication which seeks to identify the country's top practitioners through a national survey of lawyers and judges. For the past ten years Virginia Business Magazine has named Jamie to its "Virginia Legal Elite" listing of the state's top lawyers. In 2005, he was awarded the Courageous Advocate Award at a National Employment Lawyers Association ceremony in Manhattan. Jamie has served as lead counsel in matters pending in several other states including California, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, Ohio, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He has spoken at employment law seminars on non-compete agreements, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, discrimination, wage and hour issues, the False Claims Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Overtime Law
  • Whistleblower Law
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    • VISA, MasterCard, American Express or debit cards
  • Contingent Fees
    • Contingent fees are for whistleblower cases, personal injury cases and certain employment law cases.
  • Free Consultation
    • I give free consultations for whistleblower cases, sexual harassment cases and FLSA cases. All others are subject to a consultation fee.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
4th Circuit 
Supreme Court of Virginia
Professional Experience
Partner, James H. Shoemaker
University of RichmondJ.D.
Virginia Military InstituteB.A.Economics
Virginia Super Lawyers, Virginia Law & Politics
2012 to present I have been named to this list.
Virginia Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine
2008 - present year I have been on this list
Courageous Advocate Award, National Employment Lawyers Association
Professional Associations
Member, Virginia State Bar
member, American Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Virginia Bar Association
Member, Federal Bar Association


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12350 Jefferson Ave #300
Newport News, VA 23602
Telephone: (757) 223-4580
Fax: (757) 223-4518