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Nine Pender & Coward Attorneys Recognized as 2022 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars

05/16/22

Virginia Beach, Va. – The following nine Pender & Coward attorneys have been included in the 2022 list of Virginia Super Lawyers or Rising Stars*.

Dave Arnold – Eminent Domain

Dave focuses his practice on eminent domain and right of way condemnation matters for government and business entities, including real estate transactions and litigation.  He is certified as a Senior Right of Way Professional (SR/WA) by the International Right of Way Association and is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated.  He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® and among Virginia’s Legal Elite and Coastal Virginia’s Top Lawyers. 

Jeff Gray – Business Litigation

Jeff focuses his practice on a wide array of commercial litigation matters including banking, construction, and investment and securities industry disputes.  He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated and he has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® and among Coastal Virginia’s Top Lawyers. 

Jesse Gordon – Construction Litigation

Jesse focuses his practice on construction law, government contracts and banking and financial institutions.  He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch and among Virginia’s Legal Elite and Coastal Virginia’s Top Lawyers.

Ra Hee Jeon – Family Law*

Ra Hee focuses her practice on family law and immigration matters.  She has also been recognized among Virginia’s Legal Elite and Coastal Virginia’s Top Lawyers. 

Bryan Peeples – Environmental*

Bryan focuses his practice on maritime and riparian law, environmental law, construction law, and worker’s compensation matters.  He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch. 

Jeff Rosen – Business Litigation

Jeff focuses his practice on civil litigation, local government, employment, and insurance defense matters.  He has also been recognized among Virginia’s Legal Elite and Coastal Virginia’s Top Lawyers.

Bob Samuel – Personal Injury General: Defense

Bob focuses his practice on workers’ compensation and personal injury litigation.  He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated and he has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America®, Virginia’s Legal Elite and Coastal Virginia’s Top Lawyers.

Kerry Stolz – Workers’ Compensation*

Kerry focuses her practice on workers' compensation, insurance defense and civil litigation.  She has also been recognized among Coastal Virginia’s Top Lawyers. 

Diane Thompson – Estate & Probate

Diane 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 also has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® and among Virginia’s Legal Elite and Coastal Virginia’s Top Lawyers. 

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys named Virginia Rising Stars* go through the same selection process, except that they must be 40 years old or younger or have been practicing for 10 years or less. No more than 5% of attorneys in the state are named to the Virginia Super Lawyers list each year, and no more than 2.5% are named Rising Stars. For more information, visit www.superlawyers.com.

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 www.PenderCoward.com.

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