G. Evan Pritchard

Pritchard Evan

Evan Pritchard focuses on securing zoning and land use approvals for developers and landowners in jurisdictions throughout Northern Virginia, including Arlington County, Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, and the City of Falls Church, among others. Evan advises clients on state and federal legislation and regulations that affect real estate development. He also assists clients with important changes to local jurisdictions' comprehensive plans and zoning ordinances. Evan's clients include mixed-use project developers, large corporations, commercial property owners, small business owners, nonprofit organizations, and churches.

Prior to joining Venable, Evan spent nearly a decade at a Northern Virginia land use and development firm. An experienced litigator, he worked with the Environment & Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, serving as lead counsel on 25 civil cases in federal court.


Government Experience

  • Trial Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division

Representative Matters

  • Obtained approval of site plan for major mixed-use redevelopment project in Arlington to include 732 multi-family units and a full-service grocery store.
  • Obtained unanimous approval for the Rosslyn Plaza Phased Development Site Plan in Arlington
  • Obtained three site plan amendments for Ballston Quarter in Arlington
  • Obtained multiple special exceptions in Fairfax
  • Obtained multiple mixed-use, transit-oriented site plan approvals in Arlington
  • Represented landowners in multiple re-zonings to the Planned Tysons Corner (PTC) Urban District
  • Represented multiple landowners and applicants before the Fairfax City Council and Board of Architectural Review (BAR) on various projects




  • J.D. University of Texas School of Law 2001
  • B.A. University of Texas at Austin 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, Board of Directors, NAIOP Northern Virginia; co-chair, Arlington Government Relations Chapter
  • Chairman, Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance
  • Member, Board of Directors, Tysons Partnership
  • Member, Board of Directors, Celebrate Fairfax, Inc.


  • Chambers USA, Up and Coming, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, Northern Virginia, 2020 - 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2020 – 2022
  • Arlington Magazine, Top Attorney, Arlington, 2019
  • Virginia Business, Legal Elite, Real Estate and Land Use, 2017
  • Leadership Arlington, 40 Under 40
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent Rated
  • Leadership Fairfax, 2013
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Outstanding Performance Rating Award, 2007