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Virginia Beach, Va. – 16 Pender & Coward attorneys have been selected by their peers to be members of Virginia’s Legal Elite for 2017. 

In partnership with the Virginia Bar Association, Virginia Business magazine asks lawyers throughout the commonwealth to nominate the best in their profession in 18 practice areas. Winners are listed in the December issue of the publication. 

The following Pender & Coward attorneys will be recognized, along with each attorney’s practice area: 

Dave Arnold - Civil Litigation

Mark Baumgartner - Business Law

Duncan Byers - Intellectual Property

Richard Garriott - Family/Domestic Relations

Jesse Gordon - Young Lawyer (under 40)

Naveed Kalantar - Young Lawyer (under40)

Annie Lahren - Young Lawyer (under 40)

Jim Lang - Environmental Law

Bill Lascara - Construction

JB Lonergan - Real Estate/Land Use

Rick Matthews - Labor/Employment

Patrick Maurer - Family/Domestic Relations

Jack Rephan - Alternative Dispute Resolution

Jeff Rosen - Health Law

Bob Samuel - Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative

Diane Thompson - Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law 

About Pender & Coward

For more than a century Pender & Coward has been dedicated to the success of its clients, representing businesses of all sizes, governmental entities and individuals. The firm’s attorneys practice throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia from offices in Virginia Beach and Suffolk and remain committed to accomplishing client goals through proven experience, resourceful solutions and effective communication. For more information, visit