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Doug Rucker Named Among 2012 Leaders in the Law

Published on: 8/31/2012

Douglas P. Rucker,. Jr., shareholder of the Sands Anderson PC law firm and member of the Business and Professional Litigation Group, has been selected by Virginia Lawyers Media for the 2012 class of Leaders in the Law, firm President Lee Byrd announced today.

"Now in its seventh year, our Leaders in the Law awards program recognizes the lawyers across Virginia who are setting the standard for other lawyers," said Paul Fletcher, publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly.

"Leaders are recognized for changing the law, serving the community, changing practice or improving Virginia's justice system," he explained.

All members of the Leaders in the Law will be recognized at an evening event on October 25 at the Science Museum of Virginia, according to Fletcher.

"Doug has become over his career one of the state's leading advocates for the ethical practice of law and a respected defender of lawyers assailed by claims of legal malpractice," said Byrd.

Rucker's legal career began at Sands Anderson over 40 years ago. His practice has focused on professional malpractice recently, and he has been recognized by his peers in the industry who have included him in Best Lawyers in America, Virginia Legal Elite and Virginia Super Lawyers. He is a former President of the Virginia Bar Association and a Fellow of the Virginia Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation.

Rucker's community service includes serving as Chairman of the Needle's Eye Ministries, Inc. Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and on the Church Hill Activities and Tutoring, Inc. Board of Directors and Executive Committee, as well as a member of the Historic Richmond Foundation and a member of the Supreme Court Historical Society.

Founded in 1842, Sands Anderson has 70 lawyers practicing in its five offices in Richmond, Christiansburg, Fredericksburg and McLean, Virginia, and Raleigh, North Carolina. For 2013, the firm is ranked 11th in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly annual listing of the state’s largest law firms. Sands Anderson provides a full range of legal services to corporations and businesses, healthcare providers, financial institutions, state and local governments, the insurance industry, and individuals. For more information, visit http://www.sandsanderson.com.