Firm News

Vania Ratliff Joins Vandeventer Black LLP

11/16/2018Vania Ratliff

Vandeventer Black has hired Vania Ratliff for its Norfolk office to practice in the firm’s litigation group. She received her J.D. from Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary, where she served as vice-president of the Black Law Student Association and as a member of the Bill of Rights Journal. “Vania has a… Read more »

Vandeventer Black LLP ranked in 2019 “Best Law Firms”

11/14/2018Vandeventer Black

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the ninth consecutive year, announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Vandeventer Black LLP has been ranked in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list and regionally in 26 practice areas. The 2019 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan-based practice areas. A “Law Firm of the… Read more »

Vandeventer Black’s Pierce selected as Up & Coming Lawyer for 2018

10/30/2018Pierce, Michael D.

Vandeventer Black attorney Michael D. Pierce received the Up & Coming Lawyer of 2018 award by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Pierce has achieved great success in his early career including receiving several industry awards and recognitions in his first two years of practice. “Michael’s exemplary service to the legal community has earned him this well-deserved recognition,”… Read more »

Vandeventer Black’s Jean Stallard Appointed to the Foundation Board of Directors of Samaritan House

10/16/2018Stallard, Jean M.

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce that Jean M. Stallard, Of Counsel to the firm, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Foundation Board of Directors of Samaritan House. Since 1984, Samaritan House has provided emergency and permanent housing, support services and community outreach to victims of domestic violence and homeless families.  Samaritan… Read more »

Vandeventer Black’s Jean Stallard Appointed as Lead Mentor to 757 Accelerate Company

09/25/2018Stallard, Jean M.

Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce that Jean M. Stallard, Of Counsel to the firm, has been appointed to serve as Lead Mentor to TeamingPro, Inc., one of the five cohort companies in the inaugural 757 Accelerate Program. 757 Accelerate is a Hampton Roads nonprofit that runs a selective, mentor-driven startup program that provides promising founders… Read more »

The Mid-Atlantic Capital Sources Forum in Downtown Norfolk

09/13/2018Sterling, Michael L.

The Mid-Atlantic Capital Sources Forum™ will present a unique opportunity for business owners, private investors and professionals to hear directly from capital sources, including private equity firms and lenders, regarding their investment goals and directives. Hosted by Vandeventer Black LLP and sponsored by Virginia Community Capital, among others, this event will take place on November… Read more »

Vandeventer Black Attorneys Recognized as 2019 “Lawyers of the Year”

08/26/2018Powers, Edward J.

Three Vandeventer Black attorneys were named “Lawyers of the Year” for 2019 by Best Lawyers®. This exclusive designation is given to the attorneys who receive the highest peer-review survey results in their respective practice area within a specific region. The three attorneys are: Norfolk Edward J. Powers – Admiralty and Maritime Law William E. Franczek… Read more »

Vandeventer Black Attorneys Listed as ‘The Best Lawyers in America’ of 2019

08/24/2018Ambrosio, Christopher

Best Lawyers®, a respected publication that ranks attorneys based on peer review, recently announced ‘The Best Lawyers in America’ list (2019 Edition). Attorneys from Vandeventer Black LLP, were selected to receive this prestigious recognition in one or more categories. The recognized attorneys are: Norfolk, VA Christopher Ambrosio: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) John Barrett:… Read more »

Vandeventer Black Celebrates Anniversary and Receives Proclamation

08/16/2018Vandeventer Black

Vandeventer Black LLP recently commemorated its 135th anniversary by holding an event with their attorneys and staff members. Mayor Kenny Cooper Alexander was the guest of honor and he granted Vandeventer Black with a proclamation from the City of Norfolk recognizing the firm’s historic milestone. “The City of Norfolk congratulates Vandeventer Black for withstanding the… Read more »

Vandeventer Black Promotes a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran from Within

08/13/2018Dustin Narcisse

Vandeventer Black has promoted Dustin T. Narcisse, a former paralegal, to join their Workers’ Compensation Defense practice as an attorney. Before joining Vandeventer Black, Narcisse served as a post-graduate fellow at Hampton’s Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, and a judicial extern in Ohio’s Eighth District Court of Appeals, while still attending law school. “Dustin brings a sense of… Read more »