Twenty-nine Vandeventer Black attorneys have been recognized as ‘Legal Elite’ for 2021 by Virginia Business magazine. The magazine partners with the Virginia Bar Association to grant this award to attorneys nominated by their peers for this recognition every year. The selected attorneys are:

1. Christopher Ambrosio, Business Law
2. Anne G. Bibeau, Civil Litigation
3. Mark S. Brennan, Sr., Richmond, Health Law
4. Dean T. Buckius, Labor/Employment
5. Deborah M. Casey, Real Estate/Land Use
6. W. Thomas Chappell, Young Lawyer (under 40)
7. Mark T. Coberly, Appellate Law
8. Richard J. Crouch, Real Estate/Land Use
9. William E. Franczek, Alternative Dispute Resolution
10. Jonathan V. Gallo, Intellectual Property/Information Technology
11. Patrick A. Genzler, Environmental Law
12. Richard S. Guy, Corporate Counsel
13. Tracy Taylor Hague, Richmond, Health Law
14. James R. Harvey, III, Construction
15. Geoffrey G. Hemphill, Taxes/Estates/Trusts
16. Patrick W. Herman, Taxes/Estates/Trusts
17. Ray W. King, Real Estate/Land Use
18. Arlene F. Klinedinst, Labor/Employment
19. Neil S. Lowenstein, Construction
20. Anthony J. Mazzeo, Legislative | Regulatory | Administrative
21. Ashley G. Moss, Richmond, Legislative | Regulatory | Administrative
22. T. Duggan O’Dea, Richmond, Young Lawyer (under 40)
23. Richard H. Ottinger, Civil Litigation
24. Dustin M. Paul, Appellate Law
25. James B. Rixey, III, Young Lawyer (under 40)
26. Joe Romero, Environmental Law
27. Michael L. Sterling, Alternative Dispute Resolution
28. Jane D. Tucker, Intellectual Property/Information Technology
29. Daniel R. Weckstein, Legislative | Regulatory | Administrative

Previous recognitions for Vandeventer Black attorneys include Best Lawyers in America, Lawyers of the Year, Leaders in the Law, Up & Coming Lawyers, Ones to Watch, Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia, and Virginia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, and AV® Peer Review Ratings, and more. For more information, 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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