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25 Named to Annual Virginia Business 2009 Legal Elite List

Published on: 12/01/2009

Virginia Business magazine listed twenty-five lawyers at Sands Anderson PC among their 2009 Virginia Legal Elite list, composed of practitioners selected by votes of other lawyers across the state, firm president M. Pierce Rucker reported today.

"We take some measure of pride each time we are recognized by our fellow professionals in these lists, as it speaks volumes for the respect that our lawyers have earned by their dedication, integrity and commitment to client service and representation," said Rucker.

The 2009 total represents a record number of lawyers listed from among the firms four Virginia offices, Rucker explained.  Over one-third of the lawyers in the firm are included in the list this year. These are: L. Lee Byrd, Civil Litigation; John B. Catlett, Jr. ,Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law; James E. Cornwell, Jr., Real Estate/Land Use; C. Michael DeCamps, Labor/Employment: C. Thomas Ebel, Bankruptcy; Karen S. Elliott, Labor/Employment; Benjamin W. Emerson, Real Estate/Land Use; Jeffrey H. Geiger, Intellectual Property; Terrence L. Graves, Alternative Dispute Resolution; William A. Gray, Bankruptcy; Margaret F. Hardy, Legal Services/Pro Bono; David W. Hearn, Young Lawyer (under 40); Phyllis C. Katz, Legal Services/Pro Bono; Benjamin R. Lacy, IV, Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative; Paige A. Levy, Labor/Employment; Bruce L. Mertens, Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law; George O. Peterson, Young Lawyer (under 40); Brian R. Pitney, Business Law; Douglas P. Rucker, Jr., Civil Litigation; M. Pierce Rucker, Health Law; J. Jonathan Schraub, Civil Litigation; Henry C. Spalding, III, Construction; William N. Watkins, Construction; and Carlyle R. (Randy) Wimbish, III, Health Law.

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