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14 Attorneys Selected for the 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers List

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Vandeventer Black
14 Vandeventer Black attorneys were selected to be included on the 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers list by Thompson Reuters. This rating service considers attorneys from over 70 different practice areas nominated based on professional accomplishments and peer recognition. Attorneys from the Norfolk and Richmond offices received the Super Lawyers acknowledgment: Anne G. Bibeau, Employment & Labor Deborah M. Casey, Real Estate Mark T. Coberly, Transportation ...
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Five Attorneys Named 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers ‘Rising Stars’

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Jennifer L. Eaton, Ashley G. Moss, Dustin M. Paul, Michael D. Pierce, James B. Rixey, III
Vandeventer Black is pleased to announce that five attorneys are amongst the 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. The Rising Star designation recognizes the top up-and-coming lawyers who are 40-years-old or younger or who have been practicing for ten years or less. The selected attorneys are: Jennifer L. Eaton- Civil Litigation Defense Ashley G. Moss- Professional Liability Defense Dustin M. Paul- Civil Litigation Defense ...
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Mark T. Coberly Included in the Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame Class of 2021

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Mark T. Coberly
Vandeventer Black partner, Mark T. Coberly, was recently recognized by Virginia Lawyers Weekly as part of the ‘Hall of Fame’ honorees. According to the publication, this prestigious award is given to attorneys with outstanding career accomplishments, as well as for their significant contributions to the development of the law, the bar, quality of justice, and to the commonwealth of Virginia. “I am honored and deeply ...
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Vandeventer Black Attorneys Secure Pro Bono Trial Victory Against Landlord for Failing to Fix Heat for 45 Days

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Jennifer L. Eaton, Daniel L. Stephens
In furtherance of the firm’s commitment to pro bono service, Vandeventer Black Attorneys Jennifer Eaton and Daniel Stephens took on a pro bono representation against a landlord who—in the cold winter months—left tenant and tenant’s family without heat for 45 days. The pair took the matter to trial and secured a judgment for the tenant in general district court. And, yes, the heat was finally ...
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Richard Ottinger Steps Up as President of the Virginia Bar Association for 2021

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Richard Ottinger
Vandeventer Black LLP partner, Richard Ottinger, is the new president of the Virginia Bar Association (VBA) for 2021. The VBA is dedicated to the improvement of law and the administration of justice through advocacy and volunteer service. "As the new VBA president, I am dedicated to upholding the Association's mission and values, as well as to continuing to contribute to improving Virginia law," said Ottinger. Ottinger ...
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Harvey Selected as General Counsel for the Associated General Contractors of Virginia

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Vandeventer Black
Vandeventer Black partner, James R. Harvey, has been selected to be the General Counsel for the Associated General Contractors of Virginia (AGCVA). It is the largest construction trade organization in the state. "I am honored to be part of such an honorable organization that has helped shape Virginia's construction industry," said Harvey. "Undoubtedly, AGCVA is a leader in the construction industry and is focused on ...
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Vandeventer Black attorney Richard Crouch honored as Virginia’s “Go To Lawyer”

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Vandeventer Black
Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce that attorney Richard J. Crouch has been included in Virginia Lawyers Weekly (VLW) group of honorees in the new program "Virginia's Go To Lawyers." According to VLW, this program recognizes leading lawyers in a particular field. In this first round, the focus is business law. "I am honored and humbled by the recognition provided by my peers and value ...
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Commercial Real Estate Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia

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Vandeventer Black
Attorneys from the Norfolk-based business and litigation law firm, Vandeventer Black, have been recognized as Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia for 2021. This distinction is a peer-rated nomination given to those lawyers who exemplify excellence in their specialty. Commercial Real Estate Practice Group Manager Christopher Ambrosio and attorney Richard J. Crouch were among the Vandeventer Black Top Lawyers recipients for 2021. Previous recognitions for Vandeventer ...
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Vandeventer Black Wins Gold on the 2021 CoVaBiz Best Of Business Awards

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Vandeventer Black
Vandeventer Black LLP has won gold in the 2021 CoVaBiz Best of Business (BOB) awards in six categories. The annual BOB awards recognize Coastal Virginia companies that excel in their industries and help make communities more dynamic. The Firm received awards in the following categories: Best Law Firm Overall Best Intellectual Property Firm Best Employment Law Firm Best Tax Law Firm Best Real Estate Law ...
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Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia

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Edward J. Powers, William E. Franczek, Bryant C. McGann, Christopher Ambrosio, Richard J. Crouch, James R. Harvey, Neil S. Lowenstein, Daniel R. Weckstein, Anthony J. Mazzeo, Anne G. Bibeau, Dean T. Buckius, Arlene F. Klinedinst, Michael D. Pierce, Patrick A. Genzler, Patrick W. Herman, Geoffrey G. Hemphill, Anita O. Poston, F. Nash Bilisoly, Megan B. Caramore, Adam S. Rafal, Brian L. Sykes, Kimberley Herson Timms, Dustin T. Narcisse, Jonathan V. Gallo
Attorneys from the Norfolk-based business and litigation law firm, Vandeventer Black, have been recognized as Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia for 2021. This distinction is a peer-rated nomination given to those lawyers who exemplify excellence in their specialty. The recognized attorneys are: Admiralty, Maritime & Transportation Edward J. Powers Arbitration & Mediation William E. Franczek Banking & Financial Bryant C. McGann Business Law    Christopher Ambrosio ...
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Vandeventer Black Helps Raise Over $10k for the United Way of South Hampton Roads

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Vandeventer Black
Vandeventer Black LLP joined efforts with the United Way of South Hampton Roads 2020 campaign where the firm successfully raised a total of $10,570, which will help provide: 1,000 books for children School supplies for one academic school year for over 640 children 400 hygiene kits for homeless veterans 80 days of home visits for an isolated senior    Seven summer camp scholarships Vandeventer Black has ...
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Vandeventer Black Attorneys Selected as 2020 Legal Elite

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Christopher Ambrosio, Anne G. Bibeau, Mark S. Brennan Sr, Dean T. Buckius, Deborah M. Casey, W. Thomas Chappell, Mark T. Coberly, Richard J. Crouch, Jennifer L. Eaton, William E. Franczek, Patrick A. Genzler, Richard S. Guy, Tracy Taylor Hague, James R. Harvey, Geoffrey G. Hemphill, Patrick W. Herman, Ray W. King, Arlene F. Klinedinst, Neil S. Lowenstein, Anthony J. Mazzeo, Ashley G. Moss, T. Duggan O'Dea, Richard Ottinger, Dustin M. Paul, Michael D. Pierce, James B. Rixey, III, Michael L. Sterling, Jane D. Tucker, Daniel R. Weckstein, Jonathan V. Gallo
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. Brennan, Sr., Health Law Dean T. Buckius, Labor/Employment Deborah M. Casey, ...
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Vandeventer Black raises over $13K during the Legal Food Frenzy Redux

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Vandeventer Black
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 donations, and volunteer time. However, as everyone is aware, 2020 ...
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Vandeventer Black LLP ranked in 2020 “Best Law Firms”

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Vandeventer Black
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 2020 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list regionally in 23 practice areas. The 2020 "Best Law Firms" list recognizes professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking symbolizes quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The 2020 ...
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Vandeventer Black LLP ranked in 2021 “Best Law Firms”

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Vandeventer Black
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 symbolizes quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The ...
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Gaela R. Normile Joins Vandeventer Black Litigation Practice Group

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Gaela Normile
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 summer of 2019 with us as a summer associate." Normile ...
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Vandeventer Black’s Hague Selected as Chair of VADA’s Professional Liability Section

Author(s):
Tracy Taylor Hague
Tracy Taylor Hague, an Of Counsel with Vandeventer Black LLP's Richmond office, was selected as Chair of the Professional Liability Section for the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (VADA) for 2020-21. Ms. Hague has been a member of the VADA since 2002 and is actively involved in their Medical Malpractice and Professional Liability Sections.  In addition, she is a frequent lecturer at VADA meetings and ...
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Michael D. Pierce Completes the LEAD Peninsula Program of 2020

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Michael D. Pierce
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 and cooperation among the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Through ...
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Richard Ottinger Named “Leader in the Law” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly

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Richard Ottinger
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. Richard is also a past recipient of the Virginia State ...
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Jennifer L. Eaton Named “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly

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Jennifer L. Eaton
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 Community Service Award to recognize her past and ongoing service ...
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