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26 Pender & Coward Attorneys Selected as Coastal Virginia’s Top Lawyers


Virginia Beach, Va. – 26 Pender & Coward attorneys have been selected by their peers as Coastal Virginia’s Top Lawyers for 2021. 

Coastal Virginia Magazine and CoVaBIZ ask lawyers throughout Coastal Virginia to nominate the best in their profession in over 35 practice areas. Winners are listed in the January 2021 issues of CoVaBIZ and Coastal Virginia Magazine

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

Dave Arnold - Eminent Domain

Jason Barlow - Criminal Defense

Mark Baumgartner - Business Law

Tom Berkley - Aviation, Admiralty, Maritime & Transportation

Jessica Booth - Wills, Trusts & Estates

Jessica Clark - Civil Law Litigation

Jesse Gordon - Construction

Ross Greene - Eminent Domain        

Brent Haden - Business Law

Ben Hubbard - Construction

Jeff Hunn - Civil Law Litigation

Alex Johnson - Wills, Trusts & Estates

Kristen Jurjevich - Real Estate

Annie Lahren - Immigration Law

Jim Lang - Land Use & Environment

Bill Lascara - Construction

JB Lonergan - Real Estate/Legacy

Rick Matthews - Labor & Employment

Jack Rephan - Arbitration & Mediation

Jeff Rosen - Civil Law Litigation

Bob Samuel - Workers’ Compensation

Dan Schieble - Personal Injury

Andrew Shilling - Family Law

Kerry Stolz - Workers’ Compensation

Diane Thompson - Wills, Trusts & Estates

Jeff Wilson - Labor & Employment

About Pender & Coward

For over 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