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Pender & Coward Announces 2013 Officers



April 17, 2013

Virginia Beach, Va. – Pender & Coward is pleased to announce that the following officers have been reelected for the 2013 term:

Richard H. Matthews, CEO - Matthews joined the firm in 1999 and specializes in Banking, Business, Employment and Civil Litigation. He graduated from the University of Richmond with a B.A. in 1974, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and received his Juris Doctor in 1976 from the same institution.

William A. Lascara, CFO - With over 30 years of legal experience, Lascara practices in Business and Commercial Law. He received his Juris Doctor from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in 1983 and his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Virginia.

Glen W. Thompson, Secretary -Thompson practices in the areas of Commercial Law, Commercial Collections, Construction Litigation, Creditor’s Rights in Bankruptcy and General Civil Litigation. He received his Juris Doctor with a Certificate of Specialty in Ocean and Coastal Law from the University of Oregon School of Law and his Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Rhode Island.


About Pender & Coward

Pender & Coward is a full-service law firm serving all of Hampton Roads, Virginia since 1889. With offices in Chesapeake, Suffolk and Virginia Beach, its more than 30 attorneys have extensive expertise representing individuals, families, small and medium sized businesses, national and regional corporations, municipalities, state constitutional officers and other governmental entities, financial institutions and other business entities of all kinds. For more information, visit