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Four Pender & Coward Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers



April 24, 2015

Virginia Beach, Va. - The following four Pender & Coward shareholders have been recognized as 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers:

     Richard E. Garriott, Jr. - Family Law

     A Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Garriott focuses his practice on Family Law, Domestic Relations and Litigation and is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated. *Garriott has also been ranked this year as one of Virginia's Top 100.

     Jeff W. Rosen - Business Litigation

     Jeff W. Rosen focuses his practice in the areas of Litigation, Employment, Healthcare, Insurance and Municipal Law.

     Robert L. Samuel, Jr. - Personal Injury General: Defense

     Samuel is chairman of Pender & Coward’s Workers’ Compensation practice group, focusing on Civil Personal Injury Litigation. He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated and also recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America for personal injury defense.

     E. Diane Thompson - Estate Planning & Probate

     Thompson focuses her practice on Estate Planning, Trust and Estate administration, Fiduciary Income Taxation, Federal Estate and Gift Taxation and Post-mortem Tax and Disclaimer Planning. She is also consistently recognized among the Legal Elite and the Best Lawyers in America in Trusts & Estates.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. For more information, visit