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.
Jamie Shoemaker became an associate in the law firm of Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein in 1993 after spending two years with a large firm based in Norfolk, Virginia. He became a partner in PWHD in 1996. His practice areas include employment law, False Claims Act, personal injury and commercial litigation matters. He has tried more than fifty cases to verdict in state and federal courts of record, before arbitration panels and before Administrative Law Judges. He has successfully resolved several times this number through settlement and mediation. Mr. Shoemaker has significant experience litigating False Claims Act cases. He has served as lead counsel or co-lead counsel in FCA matters resulting in more than $18 million in recoveries for whistleblowers and various governmental agencies. Since 2006, Mr. Shoemaker 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 seven years Virginia Business Magazine has named Mr. Shoemaker to its "Virginia Legal Elite" listing of the state's top lawyers. He has also been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” by Virginia Law and Politics and the publishers of Richmond Magazine for three years. In 2005, the New York chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association awarded Mr. Shoemaker their Courageous Advocate Award at a ceremony in Manhattan. Mr. Shoemaker attended the Virginia Military Institute on a Navy ROTC scholarship and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree Economics from VMI in 1984. Following his graduation from VMI, he served four years as a naval officer on active duty and two years in the reserves. While in the Navy he served as Navigator and Tactical Action Officer aboard a destroyer and made two deployments to the Middle East. After serving in the Navy, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond in 1991.
Practice Areas
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Law
  • Maritime
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Securities Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Whistleblower
  • 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
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
4th Circuit 
Supreme Court of Virginia
Professional Experience
Partner, Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, L.C.
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


Website: James H. Shoemaker's Website Profile
Website: James H. Shoemaker Website


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