Welcome to Flora Pettit
Flora Pettit attorneys are vigorous, professional advocates ready to employ their expertise and ability to meet your legal needs. In every case and for every client, we bring to bear a seasoned roster of incisive legal minds, an uncompromising focus on client service, and a deep commitment to the communities where we live and work.
Flora Pettit, Attorneys at Law
Depth | Integrity | Responsiveness
Depth | Integrity | Responsiveness
Flora Pettit Elects Scott M. Raney as New Shareholder
Flora Pettit proudly announces that Scott M. Raney was elected a shareholder of the firm effective January 1, 2022. Scott concentrates his practice on commercial real estate, finance and development. He represents developers, contractors, builders, business owners, lenders, borrowers, landlords, and tenants providing effective and efficient representation in connection with a broad range of transactions and issues. He was a member of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Class of 2019 and has gone on to become Vice Chairperson of Leadership Charlottesville’s Alumni Association.
M. Hunter Rush Joins Flora Pettit in the Harrisonburg Office
Flora Pettit is pleased to announce that M. Hunter Rush has joined the law firm as a litigation attorney in its Harrisonburg office. Hunter’s practice with Flora Pettit focuses on commercial business and employment litigation and real estate disputes. Andrew Baugher, President of Flora Pettit, said, “We are very excited that Hunter has stayed in the Valley and joined our firm. We continue to find excellent attorneys who want a sophisticated legal practice in a community where it is a privilege to live and work."
Eight Flora Pettit Lawyers Named “Legal Elite”
Flora Pettit proudly announces that eight of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 “Legal Elite” survey conducted annually by Virginia Business magazine. Statewide, only 4.08% or 1,271 lawyers of the approximately 31,151 active Virginia State Bar members were named this year.
The honored lawyers and the expertise for which they were recognized are Patrick C. Asplin (Intellectual Property/Information Technology), Andrew S. Baugher (Civil Litigation), Michael E. Derdeyn (Civil Litigation), Richard H. Howard-Smith (Taxes/Estates/Trusts), Seth J. Ragosta (Family Law/Domestic Relations), Scott M. Raney (Real Estate/Land Use), Andrew B. Stockment (Intellectual Property/Information Technology), and Cathleen P. Welsh (Labor/Employment Law).
Flora Pettit Response to COVID-19
Flora Pettit is prioritizing the health, safety and well-being of our clients and staff. As such, we are currently monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. We are relying on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and will follow the advice of local and national public health authorities. We have increased cleaning protocols in our offices and implemented personnel policies that should help mitigate potential exposure.
At this time our offices remain open, however, we are trying to limit in-person meetings. If an in-person meeting is necessary, please call in advance of the meeting to confirm that (i) you are not showing any symptoms of COVID-19, (ii) you have not traveled to any high-risk areas (which now include Europe, the UK and Ireland in addition to China and Iran) or been on a cruise within the last 14 days, and (iii) you have not been in contact with anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days. If a client answers yes to any of these questions, we will consider and discuss available alternatives.
Flora Pettit has systems in place to continue providing excellent and responsive legal services to clients during this time. We have remote meeting and conference call capabilities, password protected file sharing, and electronic signature options available when permitted (certain legal documents require personal signatures.) We will discuss with each client what we can do to best help them with their needs.