Twenty-Three Sands Anderson Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America®

RICHMOND, Va. (August 18, 2022)Sands Anderson PC is pleased to announce that twenty-three lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

In addition, attorney Douglas P. Rucker, who has been recognized by Best Lawyers for the past 15 years, was named Best Lawyers 2023 Lawyers of the Year in the Professional Malpractice Law category.

Below are the names of the Sands Anderson attorneys who were named to 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America and the areas of practice in which they are named.

The Best Lawyers in America 2023:

L. Lee Byrd
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Banking and Finance
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Municipal

C. Michael DeCamps
Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

C. Thomas Ebel
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Benjamin W. Emerson
Municipal Law
Real Estate Law

Terrence L. Graves
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Transportation Law

Matthew D. Green
Insurance Law

Robyn H. Hansen
Employment Law – Management

Margaret F. Hardy
Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants

Cynthia E. Hudson
Municipal Law

Bradford A. King
Education Law

Edward J. McNelis III
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Andrew R. McRoberts
Litigation – Municipal

Bruce L. Mertens
Trusts and Estates

Brian G. Muse
Employment Law – Management

Brian R. Pitney
Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Real Estate Law

Douglas P. Rucker, Jr. 
Corporate Law
Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

Cullen D. Seltzer
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs

Daniel M. Siegel
Litigation – Municipal
Municipal Law

Douglas A. Winegardner
Admiralty and Maritime Law
Litigation – Insurance

Elizabeth L. White
Litigation – Real Estate

Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch

Best Lawyers has published its lists for more than three decades. Lawyers named in Best Lawyers in America are reviewed by their peers based on their professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are currently practicing and in good standing.

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