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
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Nine Flora Pettit Attorneys Named in the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

Nine Flora Pettit Attorneys Named in the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

Flora Pettit is pleased to announce that nine of its lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America®. (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). The attorneys listed include Michael E. Derdeyn, John W. Flora, Lisa Anne Hawkins, Richard H. Howard-Smith, Donald D. Long, Jennifer E. Shirkey, Bill Shmidheiser, Cathleen P. Welsh and J. Page Williams. 

Lenhart Pettit Announces Name Change to Flora Pettit

Lenhart Pettit Announces Name Change to Flora Pettit

Following the retirement of Jeff Lenhart, a shareholder in its Harrisonburg office, the law firm has announced that its new name is Flora Pettit, effective March 18, 2019. Follow the link to read the press release.

Joseph W. Cooch

Joseph W. Cooch

Joseph Cooch focuses his practice on all aspects of the construction industry, including representation of owners, contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals in commercial, government, agricultural, industrial and residential construction.  He has successfully litigated disputes before juries, judges, arbitration panels, and the U.S. Civilian Board of Contract Appeals.

Bill Shmidheiser

Bill Shmidheiser

Bill Shmidheiser specializes in complicated financial messes, including disputes among shareholders and partners in businesses, divorces, real estate disputes, and representation of creditors in foreclosures, difficult collections, bankruptcies and workouts. Bill has substantial trial experience as lead counsel in scores of commercial cases, both jury and non-jury trials.