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24 Pender & Coward Attorneys Selected as Coastal Virginia's Top Lawyers


Virginia Beach, Va. – 24 Pender & Coward attorneys have been selected by their peers as Coastal Virginia’s Top Lawyers for 2020. 

Coastal Virginia Magazine and CovaBIZ ask lawyers throughout Coastal Virginia to nominate the best in their profession in over 40 practice areas. Winners are listed in the January 2020 issues of CovaBIZ and Coastal Virginia Magazine

The following Pender & Coward attorneys are recognized in the practice areas included below: 

Dave Arnold                           Eminent Domain & Civil Law Litigation

Jason Barlow                          Criminal Defense

Mark Baumgartner                  Business Law

Tom Berkley                           Aviation, Admiralty, Maritime & Transportation

Jessica Clark                           Civil Law Litigation

Richard Garriott                      Adoption Law & Family Law

Jesse Gordon                          Construction

Brent Haden                           Business Law

Ben Hubbard                          Construction

Jeff Hunn                                Civil Law Litigation

Alex Johnson                          Wills, Trusts & Estates

Naveed Kalantar                     Family Law

Annie Lahren                          Immigration Law

Jim Lang                                 Land Use & Environment

Bill Lascara                             Construction

JB Lonergan                            Real Estate

Rick Matthews                        Labor & Employment

Patrick Maurer                        Adoption Law & Family Law

Jack Rephan                            Arbitration & Mediation

Bob Samuel                             Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation

Dan Schieble                           Personal Injury

Andrew Shilling                      Family Law

Diane Thompson                     Wills, Trusts & Estates

Jeff Wilson                              Labor & Employment 

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