Annually, Virginia Business Magazine partners with the Virginia Bar Association to grant the ‘Legal Elite Awards’. For 2016, twenty-two Vandeventer Black attorneys were selected for this recognition. Lawyers are nominated by their peers for each category.

“Our legal team puts in their heart and soul to ensure the well-being of our clients. They work hard to be consistently recognized for outstanding work,” said Michael Sterling, Managing Partner. “To be selected as part of Virginia’s Legal Elite is a testament to this, and to the respect our attorneys have among their peers.”

The twenty-two attorneys selected are:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution: William E. Franczek
  • Business Law: Christopher Ambrosio
  • Construction: Michael L. Sterling, Neil S. Lowenstein
  • Corporate Counsel: Richard S. Guy
  • Environmental Law: Patrick A. Genzler
  • Health Law: Mark S. Brennan Sr.
  • Intellectual Property: Jane D. Tucker
  • Labor & Employment: Anne G. Bibeau, Arlene F. Klinedinst, and Dean T. Buckius
  • Legal Services/Pro Bono: Robert L. O’Donnell
  • Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative: Anthony Mazzeo
  • Real Estate/Land Use: Richard J. Crouch
  • Taxes/Estates/Trust/Elder Law: Geoffrey G. Hemphill
  • Young Lawyer (under 40): James B. Rixey III

Previous recognitions for Vandeventer Black attorneys include: Virginia’s Business Legal Elite, Best Lawyers in America, Lawyers of the Year and Virginia Super Lawyers, among others. Additionally, the firm’s attorneys are active within various local and charitable organizations.