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Thirty Named to Annual Virginia Business Legal Elite List

Published on: 12/01/2011

Virginia Business magazine listed thirty lawyers at Sands Anderson PC among their 2011 Virginia Legal Elite list, composed of practitioners selected by votes of other lawyers across the state, firm president M. Pierce Rucker reported today.

"Each year that we are recognized by our fellow professionals in these lists, it speaks strongly of the respect that our lawyers have earned by their dedication, integrity and commitment to client service and representation," said Rucker.

The 2011 total represents a record number of lawyers listed from among the firm's four Virginia offices, Rucker explained.  Nearly forty percent of the lawyers in the firm are included in the list this year. These are: Andrew Biondi, Young Lawyer (Under 40); L. Lee Byrd, Civil Litigation; Stefan M. Calos, Business Law; James E. Cornwell, Jr., Real Estate/Land Use; C. Michael DeCamps, Labor/Employment: Robert B. (Chip) Delano. Jr.; Civil Litigation; C. Thomas Ebel, Bankruptcy; Karen S. Elliott, Labor/Employment; Benjamin W. Emerson, Real Estate/Land Use; Jeffrey H. Geiger, Intellectual Property; Terrence L. Graves, Civil Litigation; William A. Gray, Bankruptcy; Margaret F. Hardy, Legal Services/Pro Bono;; Phyllis C. Katz, Labor/Employment; Bradford A. King, Benjamin R. Lacy, IV, Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative; Benjamin R. Lacy, IV, Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative; Joel M. McCray, Health Law; Bruce L. Mertens, Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law; Peter M. Pearl, Bankruptcy; Jayne A. Pemberton, Young Lawyer (under 40); Brian R. Pitney, Business Law; Douglas P.  Rucker, Civil Litigation; J. Jonathan Schraub, Civil Litigation; Cullen   D. Seltzer, Appellate Law; John C. Smith, Bankruptcy; Henry C. Spalding, III, Construction Law; Roy M. Terry, Jr., Bankruptcy; William N. Watkins, Construction Law; Carlyle R. (Randy) Wimbish, III, Health Law; and Douglas A. Winegardner, Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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