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Two Attorneys Join Pender & Coward's Regional Practice



July 19, 2012

Virginia Beach, Va. –Pender & Coward is pleased to welcome Richard E. Garriott, Jr. as a shareholder and Patrick L. Maurer as an associate to its regional firm.

Richard E. Garriott, Jr. earned his Juris Doctor from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, a Master of Arts from Ball State University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Richmond. He practices in the areas of Family Law, Domestic Relations and Litigation, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Garriott is also AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, which is Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. He is recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer for 2011 and 2012 and was selected for Virginia’s Legal Elite by Virginia Businessin the Family/Domestic Relations category in 2011.

Patrick L. Maurer earned his Juris Doctor from Quinnipiac University School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Science from George Mason University. He practices in the areas of Family Law, Litigation, Criminal Law and Entertainment Law.


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