Month: September 2012

Poston Named Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year

NORFOLK, VA.  Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce that Anita O. Poston has been named The Best Lawyers in America’s ® 2013 Norfolk Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year.”

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, and designates “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities.  Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community receives the honor of “Lawyer of the Year.”  Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.  The current, 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2012) is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by their peers.

Ms. Poston concentrates her practice in Health Care, Business Law and Estate Planning.  A partner in the firm, she co-chairs the Government Relations Committee and serves on the Practice Management Committee and as trustee of the law firm’s retirement plan.  Ms. Poston is past president of the Norfolk and Portsmouth and Virginia Bar Associations and is also a member of the Virginia State Bar, the American Bar Association and the Virginia Women Attorneys Association.  She serves as a member of the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners, having been appointed by the Virginia Supreme Court in 1990.   Ms. Poston is the current chair of the board of Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital.

Ms. Poston obtained a B.A. with Honors from the University of Maryland and a J.D. from the College of William & Mary.

The Best Lawyers in America 2013 Lists 23 Vandeventer Black Attorneys

Attorneys from Vandeventer Black LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Attorneys from the firm include: Admiralty & Maritime Law: Mark T. Coberly, Richard H. Ottinger, Edward J. Powers, Arbitration: William E. Franczek; Banking and Finance Law: Bryant C. McGann; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law: Daniel R. Weckstein; Commercial Finance Law: Bryant C. McGann; Commercial Litigation: Robert L. O’Donnell Construction Law: William E. Franczek, Patrick A. Genzler, James R. Harvey III, Michael L. Sterling; Corporate Law: Anita O. Poston; Employment Law – Management: Dean T. Buckius, Arlene F. KlinedinstEnvironmental Law: Patrick A. Genzler; Financial Services Regulation Law: Bryant C. McGann; Health Care Law: Anita O. Poston;Labor Law – Management: Dean T. Buckius, Arlene F. KlinedinstLitigation – Banking & Finance: Bryant C. McGann; Litigation – Construction: William E. Franczek, Patrick A. GenzlerLitigation – Environmental: Patrick A. Genzler; Mediation: William E. Franczek; Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law: Bryant C. McGann; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants: Anita O. Poston; Project Finance Law: Bryant C. McGann; Tax Law: Patrick W. Herman; Transportation Law: Mark T. Coberly; Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers: R. John Barrett, F. Nash Bilisoly.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.  Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.  Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Vandeventer Black attorneys have provided legal services to businesses nationally and internationally since 1883.  The Firm has offices in Norfolk and Richmond, Virginia; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina; Pasadena, California; and Hamburg, Germany.

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