Charlie Hofheimer

Founder & Attorney at Law

Meet Charlie

Charles R. Hofheimer is a tough, no nonsense divorce and custody lawyer who has a long history of fighting for the advancement of women. As President of the Student Body of Washington and Lee Law School, he successfully advocated for the acceptance of women by the law school. During his Presidency of Old Dominion University Intercollegiate Foundation, the University granted the first women’s basketball scholarships. As a former General Counsel for the Democratic Party of Virginia, he advocated for the rights of women and minorities in the political process. For over 20 years he has lectured monthly on “What Women Need to Know About Divorce.” He founded the Hofheimer Family Law Firm in an effort to provide skilled, efficient, knowledgeable representation that focused on women’s issues in divorce and custody cases. A committed and knowledgeable advocate for women, he has, over the course of a long and illustrious career, successfully represented and fought on behalf of women who are now judges, lawyers, housewives, doctors, school bus drivers, educators, business owners, military wives and shipyard workers throughout the Hampton Roads Community.

Charlie is also the author of the book “What Every Virginia Woman Needs to Know About Divorce” and a co-author of “What Every Virginia Military Wife Should Know About Divorce,” both of which have provided thousands of local women with information about the divorce process in Virginia.

Charlie is a lifetime resident of Hampton Roads. His parents were co-owners of Hofheimer’s, a Norfolk based shoe chain. He lives in Virginia Beach with Diane, his wife of 50 years (and a leading advocate for women and the prevention of child abuse in her own right). He has three children, Kristen, Kerry, and Richard, and three grandchildren, Shay, Chase, and Mackenzie, who all live in Virginia Beach. Charlie enjoys walking on the Virginia Beach boardwalk, Reuben sandwiches, and listening to Ted Talks. He has a perfect 10.0 score on Avvo, has been named a Virginia SuperLawyer, and is known locally for his family’s support of the Friends School. If you’re looking to bump into him, you can find him most days at either Nick’s Restaurant or the Beach Pub. Charlie deeply loves the City of Virginia Beach, his family, and the women that he has been able to represent.

Charlie's Reputation

Charles Hofheimer earns the sole recommendation of Chuck Roulet, thanks to his knowledge of the law and his dedication to improving the lives of clients.

I met Charlie at a family wealth planning conference in Orlando. Over the course of the conference, I was fortunate enough to spend significant time with Charlie and really got to know him and his practice well. Charlie clearly is a knowledgeable and skilled attorney. What really stood out though was his deep commitment to enriching the lives of his clients. If I had a client in need of an attorney in Virginia Beach, not only would I recommend Charlie, he would be my ONLY recommendation.

Chuck Roulet, Attorney and Counselor at Law


Old Dominion University (B.A., 1969); Washington & Lee University (J.D., 1972). Phi Alpha Delta. President, Washington & Lee Student Bar Association, 1972. Co-Author, “Weary and Wary of Expert Testimony” Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, The Journal, Winter, 1996-1997. Member, Hampton Roads Family Law Organization. Author,” What Every Virginia Woman should know about Divorce.” published 2008 Certifications: Virginia Beach, Virginia and American (Member, Family Law Section) Bar Associations; Virginia State Bar (Member, Family Law Section); Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (Former Chair(2 terms), Family Law Section; Member, Board of Governors, CLE Committee); Virginia College of Trial Advocacy (Board of Directors); I’Anson Hoffman American Inn of Court (Member, Board of Governors, now Emeritus member).Former Chair and a founding member Virginia Institute of Collaborative Professionals (VICP), Founding member and Immediate Past Chair of statewide interdisciplinary collaborative practice group, VaCP Virginia Collaborative Professionals. Founding member and Officer of the interdisciplinary collaborative practice group Collaborative Divorce Solutions of the Virginia Peninsula. Substantial hours expended in training both in the collaborative profession and in it’s allied mediation field. Designated a “Personal Family Lawyer” by the Family Wealth Institute, member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.


Domestic Relations/Family Law (Women Only); Divorce Planning and Divorce Protection private meetings with clients, Complex Divorce Trials and Appeals; Complex Equitable Distribution Trials; Post Judgement Modification and Enforcement; Custody Trials; Military and Federal Employee divorces Domestic Violence; Child Sexual Abuse.

Professional Honors & Activities

charlie's superlawyers award
charlie's avvo award