Flora Pettit announces that nine of its lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2021 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.
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Flora Pettit is Pleased to Announce that Three New Attorneys Have Joined the Law Firm in its Charlottesville Office
Marc Peritz, formerly of Morin & Barkley LLP, maintains a varied litigation practice devoting a substantial portion of his practice to medical malpractice defense, trucking litigation, insurance coverage litigation and counseling, insurance defense litigation, and other types of complex litigation and commercial matters. Chris Tate, formerly of Morin & Barkley LLP, focuses his practice on civil litigation, including medical malpractice defense, insurance coverage and defense, construction litigation, and commercial litigation. In addition, Mr. Tate maintains an active higher education law practice, providing investigation, consultation, and crisis response services to colleges and universities. Shannon Temlak, a recent law graduate, focuses her practice on civil litigation including commercial, real estate and employment litigation. She also has experience with family law and management employment law counseling.
Flora Pettit is Pleased to Announce that Four of its Attorneys Have Been Honored by Selection for Inclusion in the 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers List
Flora Pettit is pleased to announce that four of its attorneys have been honored by selection for inclusion in the 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers list, a Thomson Reuters business. Two of Flora Pettit’s attorneys have been recognized for inclusion in the “Virginia Super Lawyers” list and two of its attorneys have been named to the “Virginia Rising Stars” list. Super Lawyers annually selects lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement through a rigorous process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. To be selected as a Rising Star, lawyers must either be 40 years old or younger, or have been in practice for 10 years or fewer.
Fifteen Flora Pettit Attorneys Recognized in the 2019 “Legal Elite” Survey Conducted Annually by Virginia Business Magazine
Flora Pettit proudly announces that fifteen of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2019 “Legal Elite” survey conducted annually by Virginia Business magazine. Statewide, only approximately 1,133 lawyers of the approximate 31,177 active Virginia State Bar members were named this year.
Flora Pettit is pleased to announce its inclusion in U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings for the Charlottesville Metropolitan area. Harrisonburg and other areas outside of the City of Charlottesville are included in the Best Lawyers® “Charlottesville metropolitan area.”
Bill Shmidheiser received special recognition for his extraordinary pro bono work done over the past year on behalf of Blue Ridge Legal Services (BRLS). John Whitfield, executive director of BRLS, presented the awards at the annual Professionalism Seminar held on October 23, 2019, in Harrisonburg. This was Bill’s third recognition for helping Flora Pettit strive to meet its commitment to pro bono work.