28 Vandeventer Black LLP lawyers named to 2022 Best Lawyers® list
September 16th, 2021

Norfolk, VA (August 24, 2021) - Vandeventer Black is pleased to announce that 28 attorneys were included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The Best Lawyers in America lists are divided by geographic region and practice areas. Attorneys are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in “good standing.”

“We would like to congratulate our legal team for their well-deserved inclusion to 2022 The Best Lawyers in America list,” said Michael L. Sterling, Managing Partner. Attorneys from the Norfolk and Richmond offices received this acknowledgment:

  • Christopher Ambrosio – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • R. John Barrett – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Anne G. Bibeau – Employment Law – Management
  • F. Nash Bilisoly – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • G. William Birkhead – Transportation Law
  • Dean T. Buckius – Employment Law – Management and Labor Law – Management
  • Deborah M. Casey – Community Association Law
  • Mark T. Coberly – Admiralty and Maritime Law and Transportation Law
  • Richard J. Crouch – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Real Estate Law
  • William E. Franczek – Arbitration, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction, and Mediation
  • Patrick A. Genzler – Construction Law, Environmental Law, Litigation – Construction, and Litigation – Environmental
  • Richard S. Guy – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • James R. Harvey, III – Construction Law
  • Geoffrey G. Hemphill – Tax Law
  • Patrick W. Herman – Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law and Tax Law
  • Ray W. King – Banking and Finance Law, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Law, Litigation – Real Estate, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, and Real Estate Law
  • Arlene F. Klinedinst – Employment Law – Management and Labor Law – Management
  • Neil S. Lowenstein – Construction Law and Litigation – Construction
  • Bryant C. McGann – Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, and Project Finance Law
  • Richard H. Ottinger – Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Douglas M. Palais (Richmond) – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation – Securities, and Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Anita O. Poston – Corporate Law and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Edward J. Powers – Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Adam S. Rafal – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Robert N. Saffelle (Richmond) – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Michael L. Sterling – Construction Law
  • Brian L. Sykes – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Daniel R. Weckstein – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Other awarding bodies have recognized Vandeventer Black’s legal team, such as Virginia’s Business Magazine Legal Elite and Rising Stars; Best Lawyers™ The Best Lawyers in America and Lawyers of the Year, Coastal Virginia Magazine Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia, and Chambers USA Guide Best Lawyers in the Virginia Construction Industry, among others. For more information, please visit VanBlackLaw.com.

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 in Virginia, North Carolina, and Germany.