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John H Foote - Woodbridge, VA

4310 Prince William ParkwaySuite 300 Woodbridge, VA 22192

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Updated: 02/01/2018

Woodbridge Litigation Lawyer


John’s practice focuses on land use approvals, and otherwise obtaining governmental permits, from state and local governments, through legislative, administrative, and judicial processes. He is experienced in the relevant areas affecting land such as the federal regulation of wetlands, the state regulation of Chesapeake Bay Preservation areas, problems in historic preservation, and related matters. He has represented Virginia local governments in boundary adjustment and other municipal matters...

About John H Foote

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Environmental Matters


  • 30%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder


Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1974
  • District of Columbia, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1954
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia

Other Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar Association, Section on Land Use (Former Chair)
  • Prince William County Bar (Former President)
  • Local Government Attorneys of Virginia (Former President)
  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar Association (Board of Directors)
  • Section on the Education of Lawyers in Virginia


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1974
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1968
    Major: Political Science and History

Past Positions

  • United States Army, Infantry Officer, 1970 - 1971
  • Deputy County Attorney for Prince William County, Virginia, 1982 - Present
  • Hazel & Thomas, P.C., Owner, 1989

Pro Bono Activities

  • Governor’s Commission on Transportation in Urbanized Areas (under Governor Mark Warner), Member
  • Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, Board of Directors, Former Member

Classes and Seminars

  • The Fair Housing Amendment Act and Group Homes for the Handicapped,” Journal of Local Government Law, - 1977


Other Sources of Feedback About John H. Foote

Included on the 2023 Washington DC list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Virginia Super Lawyers list

View the profile for John H. Foote on Super Lawyers


  • Named to Best Lawyers® Best Lawyers in America, 2017, for Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Litigation – Municipal, Municipal Law, Real Estate Law
  • Named to Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year and Best Lawyers in America, 2016, for Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Litigation – Municipal, Municipal Law, Real Estate Law
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell (highest rating)
  • Named to Virginia Business’ 2016 Legal Elite in Real Estate/Land Use
  • Recognized in Chambers & Partners, Chambers USA, Northern Virginia Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Recognized as the Washington, D.C. 2013 Litigation – Land Use & Zoning “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America®
  • Included in the 2013 “Top 100 Super Lawyers” for the Washington, D.C. area by Super Lawyer Magazine (Thompson Reuters)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® since 1999
  • Identified as a “Super Lawyer” in Virginia and Washington, D.C., by Super Lawyer Magazine (Thompson Reuters)
  • Named in Who’s Who in America


Office Information


4310 Prince William ParkwaySuite 300 Woodbridge, VA 22192


  • 703-680-6067

Accepts Credit Cards




  • Planning and Zoning in Virginia,” Handbook for Local Government Attorneys, 2016
  • Land Use in Virginia in the New Millennium,” Virginia Lawyer, April, 2000
  • Development Impact Fees: Is Virginia Ready for ‘Pay as You Grow’?,” Planning in Virginia, 1987
  • First English and Nollan: What Do They Portend?,” Virginia Review, 1987
  • “The Fair Housing Amendment Act and Group Homes for the Handicapped,” Journal of Local Government Law, September 1977

Representative Cases

  • Gas Mart Corp. v. Board of Supervisors, 269 Va. 334, 611 S.E.2d 340 (2005) (Chairman of court-appointed Litigation Steering Committee)
  • Glazebrook v. Board of Supervisors, 266 Va. 550, 587 S.E.2d 589 (2003)
  • Turner v. Board of Supervisors, 263 Va. 283, 559 S.E.2d 683 (2002)
  • Bd. of Supervisors v. Countryside Invest., 258 Va. 497, 522 S.E.2d 610 (1999)
  • Reistroffer v. Person, 247 Va. 45, 439 S.E.2d 376 (1994)
  • Fairfax County v. Southern Iron Works, 242 Va. 435, 410 S.E.2d 674 (1991) (Chairman of court-appointed Litigation Steering Committee)
  • Resource Conservation Management, Inc. v. Board of Supervisors, 238 Va. 15, 380 S.E.2d 879 (1989)
  • VEPCO v. Prince William Co., 226 Va. 382, 309 S.E.2d 308 (1983)
  • Board of Zoning Appeals of Prince William County v. Bond, 225 Va. 177, 300 S.E.2d 781 (1983)

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