Vandeventer Black’s Pierce New President of the South Hampton Roads Bar Association


Vandeventer Black attorney Michael D. Pierce is the new President of the South Hampton Roads Bar Association (SHRBA). The SHRBA is the minority bar association for the Hampton Roads area, and its membership includes lawyers from all seven cities and practitioners in the Richmond area. The association helps its members develop the professional skills and knowledge they need to grow their practices and become great lawyers.

“I am humbled to serve as President of the South Hampton Roads Bar Association.  This organization has been led by some of Hampton Roads’ most prolific African-American lawyers, including The Honorable Raymond A. Jackson, the Honorable Jerrauld Jones, the Honorable Gwendolyn Jackson, and Attorney William T. Mason, Jr.,” said Michael D. Pierce.

Pierce joined the SHRBA in 2015. Since then, he has received awards for his outstanding participation and contributions to the bar. These recognitions include “Member of the Year” and “Young Lawyer of the Year,” which represent Pierce’s level of professionalism in his bar service and in the practice of law, as well as outstanding service to the local African-American community.

“I sincerely desire to add to their legacy of advancing the cause of justice for minorities and underserved communities in the local area,” said Pierce.

Pierce’s practice includes labor and employment law, maritime law, and commercial litigation.  He defends lawsuits in both state and federal courts. His pointed writing style, paired with his passion for accuracy, make him an asset to clients, whether they are embroiled in intense litigation or seeking guidance on compliance and regulatory issues.

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