Vandeventer Black LLP partner, Anita O. Poston, was recently recognized by Virginia Lawyers Weekly as part of the ‘Hall of Fame’ inaugural class. 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.
“Anita is an accomplished attorney who is widely known and respected within our firm, and by judges, clients, and her colleagues at the bar as a leader of the legal profession,” said Michael L. Sterling, Managing Partner. “We are thrilled that she is being recognized for this well-deserved honored.”
Poston, an AV® Preeminentáµ€á´¹ rated lawyer, concentrates her practice in business law with a focus on transportation, healthcare, surety defense, and estate planning. She serves as a member of the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners, having been appointed by the Virginia Supreme Court in 1990. Poston was appointed by the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia as a chair and member of several federal magistrate selection commissions. She also served as a Substitute Judge in the Norfolk General District Courts for five years.
In addition, Poston is involved with many civic and business-related organizations. She is currently the chair of the board of TowneBank-Norfolk. She also serves on the boards of the Norfolk Hospital Authority, the Virginia Capitol Foundation, the Norfolk Botanical Garden, the Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital Foundation, the E3 School, Greater Norfolk Corporation, and the College of William & Mary Real Estate Foundation.
Ms. Poston has been recognized by a number of organizations for her legal abilities, community service, and leadership. She was awarded the Eggleston-l’Anson Professionalism Award, its highest honor, by the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association in 2014. She was the 1992 recipient of the Professional Woman of Hampton Roads Award and the 2001 recipient of the Citizen Lawyer Award from the William and Mary School of Law. She was recognized in 2008 with the Humanitarian Award by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities and by the William and Mary Law School with the Order of the Coif.
In 2009, she received the Influential Women of Virginia Award from Virginia Lawyers Weekly, the Outstanding Woman of Hampton Roads Award by the YWCA, and the Community Builder Award from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation (formerly the Norfolk Foundation). She has been recognized by selection to the Virginia Law Fellows and the ABA Law Foundation Fellows. Poston has also been recognized among Best Lawyers in America and Virginia Legal Elite, Virginia Super Lawyers, and as a Women In The Law.