Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce the addition of W. Thomas Chappell to the firm’s Maritime & Admiralty Law department as an associate attorney. Chappell will focus on maritime-related services, contracts and matters. He will work principally in the firm’s Norfolk office.
“Thomas is a great addition to the firm, and we are pleased he chose to continue his career at Vandeventer Black,” said Mark Coberly, Partner and Maritime Department Manager. “He’s a highly-skilled attorney who will be a great benefit to the clients we work with.”
Before joining Vandeventer Black LLP, Chappell served as a Law Clerk with the office of the Honorable S. Bernard Goodwyn, Supreme Court of Virginia. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2014 and received various honors and awards for his academic excellence.
Throughout his academic career, Chappell served as a Clinical Placement Extern for the Honorable Roger Gregory, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond and as the American Bar Association Janet D. Steiger Fellow with the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia (Consumer Protection Section), also in Richmond. He was also a Governor’s Fellow in Governor Robert F. McDonnell’s office.
Chappell is an active member of the Virginia State Bar (VSB No. 87389) and serves on the board of the College of William & Mary Alumni Association, South Hampton Roads Chapter.