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 received her J.D. (magna cum laude) from Penn State Law. She served as the Executive Articles Editor for the Penn State Law Review and was a legal extern for Penn State University’s Student Legal Services. Normile is also a member of the Woolsack Honor Society.

Before attending law school, Normile earned her B.A. from the College of William & Mary, where she majored in Government and minored in Sociology. She was also a member of William and Mary’s women’s club soccer travel team during her four years.

Normile is a longtime Virginia resident born and raised in Virginia Beach and attended Kellam High School. For more information, please visit

About Vandeventer Black LLP
Vandeventer Black LLP is a dynamic business and litigation law firm established in 1883 dedicated to responsiveness and results while delivering internationally recognized legal solutions. Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia’s commercial gateway, its accomplished and diverse attorneys assist clients from offices located in Virginia, North Carolina, and Germany.

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