Twenty-two attorneys from Norfolk-based business and litigation law firm Vandeventer Black have been awarded Coastal Virginia’s Top Lawyers of 2017-2018 by Coastal Virginia Magazine and CoVa Biz Magazine. Candidates for this award are selected by their peers and nominated for exemplifying excellence in their specialty. The lawyers being recognized are:

The lawyers receiving these honors are:

Attorneys for Non-Profit

  • Anita O. Poston

Aviation, Admiralty, Maritime and Transportation Law

  • Edward J. Powers

Appellate Law

  • Dustin M. Paul

Arbitration and Mediation

  • William E. Franczek

Banking and Financial Law

  • Bryant C. McGann

Business Law                    

  • Christopher Ambrosio

Civil Trial

  • Anne G. Bibeau
  • Richard H. Ottinger

Commercial Litigation

  • Richard H. Ottinger

Construction Law

  • James R. Harvey
  • Neil S. Lowenstein

Environmental and Land Use

  • Patrick A. Genzler

Government and Administrative

  • Daniel R. Weckstein

Health Law

  • Anita O. Poston

International Law

  • Anthony J. Mazzeo

Intellectual Property Rights

  • Jane D. Tucker

Labor and Employment

  • Dean T. Buckius

Real Estate

  • Richard J. Crouch

Tax Law

  • Geoffrey G. Hemphill
  • Patrick W. Herman

Will, Trusts, and Estates

  • Patrick W. Herman

Workers’ Compensation

  • Adam S. Rafal
  • Brian L. Sykes
  • Kimberley H. Timms

Other National Awards

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.