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Harrisonburg Attorney
Charles F. Hilton

Phone: 540.434.0316


Languages: English

Mr. Hilton believes that trial practice is the highest and most demanding calling in the practice of law. In choosing a litigation attorney, it is important to retain a skilled lawyer at the highest level of experience, professionalism and legal ethics. He has been called on to teach and lecture numerous times to other lawyers and has served on the Professionalism Faculty of the Virginia State Bar. He chooses to live in Virginia so he can bring a personal touch to every case; yet, he goes to all lengths to investigate and prosecute every case he joins.

Mr. Hilton began his law practice in 1983 as a trial lawyer in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He came to WAW in 1986 and has been listed repeatedly by Virginia Business Magazine as one of Virginia’s Legal Elite and was recently named as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Medical Malpractice law. He is also recognized among the top 5% of actively practicing Virginia attorneys as a “Super Lawyer” in the area of Medical Malpractice. He is rated “AV” (highest rating) by Martindale-Hubble Legal Directory for ability and ethics.

Mr. Hilton is proud to have served as the President of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, a statewide bar organization of over 800 members devoted to the improvement of civil trial practice. In that organization, he also served as Chairman of the Medical Malpractice Section. He is also a member, by invitation, of the Boyd-Grave Conference of the Virginia Bar Association, which promotes law reform throughout Virginia.

Mr. Hilton was born in North Carolina and is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute with high honors and distinction; and, Wake Forest University Law School.


  • Virginia Military Institute, B.A., History with honors, 1980, distinguished academic graduate
  • Wake Forest University, J.D., 1983


  • North Carolina, 1983
  • Virginia, 1986
  • West Virginia, 2005
  • United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1986
  • United States District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1986
  • United States Supreme Court, 2000
  • United States District Court, Northern District of West Virginia, 2012

Areas of Practice:

  • Professional Liability
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Health Care Law
  • Hospital Law
  • Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Defense

Memberships & Awards:

  • Virginia’s Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • AV Rated with Martindale-Hubbell
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Past President, Board of Directors, Section Chairman
  • Boyd-Graves Conference, by invitation only, 2001-present
  • Virginia State Bar Professionalism Course Faculty (2003-2006)
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Panel Arbitrator for National Arbitration Forum
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center Foundation (2002-present)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bar Association
  • VMI Alumni Association
  • Litigation Counsel of America

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Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC

100 South Mason Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
United States

Law Firm Contact: Thomas E. Ullrich / Jeffrey R. Adams

Tel: 540.434.0316

Fax: 540.434.5502



Member Since: 2014

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