Year: 2020

Vandeventer Black Attorneys Selected as 2020 Legal Elite

11/30/2020Ambrosio, Christopher

Thirty Vandeventer Black attorneys have been recognized as ‘Legal Elite’ for 2020 by Virginia Business Magazine. Every year, the magazine partners with the Virginia Bar Association to grant this award to attorneys nominated by their peers for this recognition. The selected attorneys are:   Christopher Ambrosio, Business Law Anne G. Bibeau, Civil Litigation Mark S…. Read more »

Vandeventer Black raises over $13K during the Legal Food Frenzy Redux

11/19/2020Serrano, Jenniffer

For the past 18 years, Vandeventer Black LLP has been a proud sponsor of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. The firm has participated in the statewide food bank fundraising event, ‘Legal Food Frenzy,’ since its inception. In the past, the Legal Food Frenzy was a points-based competition based on money, food… Read more »

Vandeventer Black LLP ranked in 2021 “Best Law Firms”

11/04/2020Serrano, Jenniffer

For the tenth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Vandeventer Black LLP has ranked in the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 23 practice areas. The 2021 “Best Law Firms” list recognizes professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking… Read more »

Gaela R. Normile Joins Vandeventer Black Litigation Practice Group

10/21/2020Normile, Gaela

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Gaela R. Normile as an associate for the firm. Normile will be a member of the firm’s litigation practice group. “We are happy to welcome Gaela to our legal team,” said Michael L. Sterling, Managing Partner. “She is returning to Vandeventer Black after spending the… Read more »

Michael D. Pierce Completes the LEAD Peninsula Program of 2020


09/23/2020Pierce, Michael D.

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce that attorney, Michael D. Pierce, has completed the LEAD Peninsula Program of 2020. The completion ceremony for the Class of 2020 was held in person, with appropriate face masks and social distancing, on September 17. According to the Virginia Peninsula Chamber, the LEAD Peninsula “fosters opportunities for increased communication… Read more »

Richard Ottinger Named “Leader in the Law” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly


09/23/2020Ottinger, Richard

Vandeventer Black LLP partner, Richard Ottinger, was recently named one of Virginia Lawyers Weekly’ “Leaders in the Law” class of 2020. The “Leader in the Law” designation is given to attorneys who demonstrated a commitment to their profession by lobbying changes in the law, positively affecting Virginia’s justice system, and their involvement in the community…. Read more »

Jennifer L. Eaton Named “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly


09/23/2020Eaton, Jennifer L.

Vandeventer Black LLP associate, Jennifer L. Eaton was announced as part of the 2020 class of “Up & Coming Lawyers.” The “Up & Coming Lawyer” recognition is awarded to lawyers across the commonwealth, making their mark within their first ten years of practice. Jennifer Eaton received the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association’s prestigious Walter E. Hoffman… Read more »

Vandeventer Black Continues to Grow

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09/11/2020Stephens, Daniel L.

Law Firm Announces New Hire and Career Opportunities Available Daniel L. Stephens, a graduate from Regent University School of Law, has joined Vandeventer Black as an attorney in the firm’s Business Practice Group and will be assisting clients out of their Norfolk office. Stephens began his legal career as part of the firm’s Summer Associate… Read more »