Scott Reichle joined the firm of Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, L.C. in 2010 as a lateral partner. He is a litigator within the firm’s business law group and handles a wide range of cases including matters that involve environmental law, construction law, commercial litigation land use, zoning and riparian rights. He has extensive experience in state and federal courts and has tried numerous jury trials.

Scott Reichle graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1989 and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in environmental engineering from Old Dominion University in 1993. He graduated magna cum laude from Loyola School of Law in 1996. While at Loyola, he served as an editor on the Law Review.

He is also a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and for two years was a Professor at the Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University where he taught courses including construction law, boundary line law and construction project management. He also has experience as an environmental engineer where he worked with numerous clients to ensure compliance with RCRA and CIRCLA and worked on various aspects of environmental impact statements (EIS), environmental audits, and environmental assessments. In addition, he worked as a field engineer for a large regional construction company wherein he performed project scheduling, estimating and performed all aspects of a field engineer at several industrial construction projects including paper mills, chemical plants and the former Ford Motor Company assembly plant. He is also a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


Mr. Reichle has represented, and continues to represent a number of regional commercial and heavy construction contractors within the Hampton Roads region. He has handled complex construction litigation issues such as mechanic’s lien litigation, bonding claims, and claims of defective construction. He has also litigated numerous real estate related matters including issues associated with ownership, valuation, eminent domain, easements and environmental contamination.  Likewise, he has handled numerous land use, zoning and riparian rights cases. He has been lead counsel on numerous complex cases before circuit courts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. In addition, he has made appearances before the Virginia Court of Appeals and the Virginia Supreme Court.


Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, Virginia, 1989
Masters of Engineering in Civil Engineering
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, 1993
Juris Doctor
Loyola School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1996
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Loyola Law Review Member 1994-1996
Loyola Law Review Editor 1995-1996

Bar Admissions and Licensing      

Virginia State Bar, 1996 – present
Virginia Professional Engineer 1994 – present
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit 1996 – present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1996 – present
United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, 2000 – present
Licensed Patent Attorney USPTO, 2008 – present

Presentations, Papers and Conference Proceedings:

Reichle, S. (2009) Utilization of Cluster Developments. Conditional Zoning and Transfer of Development Rights in Conjunction with Conservation Easements as a Means of Sustainable Land Development in Virginia, Appalachian Journal of Law. Winter 2009, Volume 9. Issue 1.

Reichle, S. (2009) Water Rights, Zoning Practice, American Planning Association, August 2009.

Zhou, G., Reichle. S. (2009) UAV-based Multi-sensor Data Fusion Processing, International Journal of Image and Data Fusion. Accepted for publication, 2009.

Zhou. G., Wang, L., Wang, D. & Reichle. S. (2009) Integration of GIS and Data Mining Technology to Enhance Pavement Management Decision Making, Journal of Transportation Engineering. Journal of Transportation Engineering, Accepted for publication. 2009.

 Reichle, S., Considine, C. & Bang, A. (2009) International Service Learning Projects for Senior Capstone Projects, American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, June. 2009.

Reichle, S. (2009) The Art of the Jibe – How to Change Your Course, Old Dominion University's Inaugural Last Lecture series, February 2009.

Gruning, D. & Reichle, S. (1996) Fifth Circuit Bankruptcy Update. Fifth Circuit Reporter. Volume 13. No. 5. March, 1996.

Milan. S. & Reichle, S. (1995) How Will Louisiana’s Wetlands be Affected by Proposed Federal Regulations?, Volume 3. No.  12. Louisiana's Environmental Compliance Update, Dec.  1995.

Reichle, S. (1995) Beets v. Scott: The Court Restricts Cuyler’snot quite per se rule of prejudice” to Multiple Representation Cases – Strickland Provides Superior Framework to Analyze Conflicts Between Attorney’s Personal Interest and Interests of Client. Fifth Circuit Reporter. Volume 13, No. 2. Dec. 1995.

Reichle, S. ( 1994) Utilization of Coated Sheet Piles for Contaminated Groundwater Containment. American Society of Civil Engineers Conference, New Orleans, 1994.