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Geoffrey R. Grau is an associate attorney with Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, L.C. Mr. Grau joined the firm in 2022 with a primary focus on representing asbestos victims and their families.


Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Grau completed a two-year post-graduate judicial clerkship with the 7th Judicial Circuit in Newport News, wherein throughout his tenure he clerked for the Honorable Gary A. Mills, Bryant L. Sugg, Christopher R. Papile, Tyneka L.D. Flythe, Matthew W. Hoffman, Timothy S. Fisher, and C. Peter Tench.


While attending William & Mary Law School, Mr. Grau externed for the Honorable Raymond A. Jackson, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, as well as the City of Hampton Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. He has also served as an extern with the William & Mary Law School Virginia Coastal Policy Center and as Senior Article’s Editor with the William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, having published articles in both the former and the latter.


Mr. Grau readily seeks to apply the skills necessary to effectively assist his native community in Newport News and the greater Tidewater Virginia area.



Phone:  (757) 223-4555

Practice Areas:

  • LinkedIn


  • College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law – Juris Doctor

  • Christopher Newport University – Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, ​​History


  • Virginia State Bar


  • Senior Articles Editor, William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

  • Member, Alpha Chi Theta Honor Society

  • Member, Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society


  • I’Anson Hoffman American Inn of Court

  • Newport News Bar Association

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