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Kerry Stolz Receives Next Gen Award from CoVaBIZ Magazine


Virginia Beach, Va. – Pender & Coward attorney Kerry Stolz received a Next Gen Award from CoVaBIZ Magazine for demonstrated excellence in her profession and dedication to the community.

Each year CoVaBIZ asks the business community to nominate young professionals who are excelling in their industries and making a difference in Coastal Virginia.  Formerly known as Millennials on the Move, CoVaBIZ rebranded the awards program this year as the Next Gen Awards.  Award honorees are listed in the July/August 2022 issue of CoVaBIZ Magazine and were celebrated at a reception on July 13, 2022.

Kerry focuses her law practice on representing businesses in civil litigation and workers’ compensation matters.  She has been recognized as one of Coastal Virginia’s Top Lawyers for Workers’ Compensation and among Super Lawyers Rising Stars.  She is Chair of Pender & Coward’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and serves on the firm’s Recruiting Committee.  Kerry serves on the Executive Board and CLE Committee of the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association and previously served as the Chair of the Young Lawyers’ Section. She also served on the Board of Directors and Executive Management Team of the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach and served as an alternate voting member on the City of Chesapeake Board of Zoning Appeals.

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