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Diamonds Shrba Practitioner Of The Year Award June 2024

Diamond Royster Receives Practitioner of the Year Award from South Hampton Roads Bar Association


Virginia Beach, Va. – Pender & Coward is pleased to announce that attorney Diamond Royster has received the South Hampton Roads Bar Association Practitioner of the Year Award for 2024.  The Board of Directors of the South Hampton Roads Bar Association (SHRBA) selected Diamond for this award for her steadfast commitment to the organization through participation and engagement during the organizational year.  The SHRBA Board considers a nominee’s involvement in the bar association, in the practice of law and in the community. 

At Pender & Coward, Diamond focuses her practice on civil litigation, local government, eminent domain/right of way and waterfront law matters.  Prior to joining the firm, Diamond served as a law clerk for the Honorable Cleo Powell of the Supreme Court of Virginia.  

About Pender & Coward 

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