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17 Pender & Coward Attorneys Selected as 2019 Legal Elite


Virginia Beach, Va. – 17 Pender & Coward attorneys have been selected by their peers to be members of Virginia’s Legal Elite for 2019. 

In partnership with the Virginia Bar Association, Virginia Business magazine asks lawyers throughout the commonwealth to nominate the best in their profession in 20 practice areas. Winners are listed in the December issue of the publication. 

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

Dave Arnold - Civil Litigation

Mark Baumgartner - Business Law

Richard Garriott - Family Law/Domestic Relations

Jesse Gordon - Construction Law

Ben Hubbard - Construction Law

Kristen Jurjevich - Young Lawyer (under 40)

Annie Lahren - Immigration Law

Naveed Kalantar - Young Lawyer (under 40)

Jim Lang - Environmental Law

Bill Lascara - Construction Law

JB Lonergan - Real Estate/Land Use

Rick Matthews - Labor/Employment Law

Patrick Maurer - Family Law/Domestic Relations

Jack Rephan - Construction Law

Bob Samuel - Legislative/Administrative/Regulatory

Diane Thompson - Taxes/Estates/Trusts

Jeff Wilson - Labor/Employment Law

About Pender & Coward

For 130 years 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, Chesapeake and Suffolk and remain committed to accomplishing client goals through proven experience, resourceful solutions and effective communication. For more information, visit