John H. Foote

Top rated Land Use & Zoning attorney in Woodbridge, Virginia

Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C.
John H. Foote
Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C.

Practice Areas: Land Use & Zoning

Licensed in Virginia since: 1974

Education: University of Virginia School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2024

Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C.

4310 Prince WIlliam Parkway
Suite 300
Woodbridge, VA 22192 Visit website


John H. Foote is one of the shareholders and an attorney at the Virginia-based firm Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh PC in Woodbridge. Authorized to practice law in the state since 1974, he represents the residents of northern Virginia and assists them with the following matters concerning land use and zoning law:

Project approvals and entitlements
Post-zoning approvals, bonds and permits
Zoning compliance
Site analysis and due diligence
An experienced litigator, Mr. Foote handles cases of varying complexity and advocates for his clients before federal, state and appellate courts, including the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 11th Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States as well.

Well-versed in the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act and various other regulations on the state’s and country’s wetlands and waters, Mr. Foote swiftly handles all the processes, from preparing documents to articulating and defending his clients before the respective legislative bodies and planning commissions. 

Peer-review rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Foote’s accomplishments and work are recognized and honored by his peers and professional organizations as well. Along with inclusion in the Marquis Who’s Who in America list, he has been named to The Best Lawyers in America list in the Land Use and Zoning litigation category multiple times.

A graduate of Louisiana State University, Mr. Foote was conferred with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1968. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1974 from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Mr. Foote was the former president of the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia and the Prince William County Bar Association. He is currently an esteemed member of the American Bar Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Land Use/Zoning
  • 100% Land Use/Zoning

First Admitted: 1974, Virginia

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Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Loch Levan Land, et al. v. Henrico County, Record No. 181043 (Va. Sup. Ct. 2018) (Amicus)Campbell Cty. v. Royal, 283 Va. 4, 720 S.E.2d 90 (2012) (Amicus)Ace Temps., Inc. v. City Council, 274 Va. 461, 649 S.E.2d 688 (2007)Gas Mart Corp. v. Board of Supervisors, 269 Va. 334, 611 S.E.2d 340 (2005) (Chairman of court-appointed Litigation Steering Committee).Shilling v. Jimenez, 268 Va. 202, 597 S.E.2d 206 (2004)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).Board of Zoning Appeals of Prince William County v. Bond, 225 Va. 177, 300 S.E.2d 781 (1983).VEPCO v. Prince William Co., 226 Va. 382, 309 S.E.2d 308 (1983).
Educational Background:
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 1968
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 1968
  • Virginia ;District of Columbia Superior Courts; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court

Office location for John H. Foote

4310 Prince WIlliam Parkway
Suite 300
Woodbridge, VA 22192

Phone: 703-680-4664


19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2024

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