Virginia Business Magazine recently released its Virginia Business ‘Legal Elite’ winner’s list for 2018, which includes  Vandeventer Black attorneys. Every year, the magazine partners with the Virginia Bar Association to grant this award to attorneys nominated by their peers for this recognition. The attorneys selected are:


Alternative Dispute Resolution: William E. Franczek

Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights: Deborah M. Casey

Business Law: Christopher Ambrosio

Civil Litigation: Anne G. Bibeau

Construction: James R. Harvey and Michael L. Sterling

Corporate Counsel: Richard S. Guy

Environmental Law: Patrick A. Genzler

Health Law: Mark S. Brennan and Anita O. Poston

Intellectual Property: Jane D. Tucker

Labor & Employment: Dean T. Buckius and Arlene F. Klinedinst

Legal Services/Pro Bono: Robert L. O’Donnell

Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative: Anthony J. Mazzeo

Real Estate/Land Use: Richard Crouch

Taxes/Estates/Trust/Elder Law: Geoffrey G. Hemphill

Young Lawyer (under 40): Michael D. Pierce and James B. Rixey


Previous recognitions for Vandeventer Black attorneys include Best Lawyers in America, Lawyers of the Year, CoVaBiz Top Lawyers and Virginia Super Lawyers, among others.