G. Evan Pritchard

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Evan Pritchard is a member of Venable's Real Estate Practice, where he 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. He advises clients on state and federal legislation and regulations affecting real estate development and important changes to local jurisdictions' comprehensive plans and zoning ordinances.

Evan's clients include mixed-use project developers, large corporate clients, commercial property owners, small business owners, nonprofits, 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

  • Secured unanimous approval for Rosslyn Plaza Phased Development Site Plan in Arlington.
  • Secured three site plan amendments for Ballston Quarter in Arlington.
  • Secured multiple special exceptions in Fairfax.
  • Secured multiple mixed-use, transit-oriented site plan approvals in Arlington.
  • Represented landowners in multiple rezonings 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

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


  • Recognized as a "Legal Elite" for Real Estate and Land Use by Virginia Business, 2017
  • Leadership Arlington 40 Under 40
  • AV® Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Leadership Fairfax, Class of 2013
  • Department of Justice Outstanding Performance Rating Award, 2007