Flora Pettit is pleased to announce that six of its attorneys have been honored by selection for inclusion in the 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers list, a Thomson Reuters business. Four 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.
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Flora Pettit news and past speaking engagements are listed below.
Flora Pettit congratulates Richard Howard-Smith on his election to the governing Council of the Virginia State Bar (VSB) for the 16th Judicial Circuit for a three-year term. The 16th Judicial Circuit encompasses the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Madison, Greene, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Goochland, Louisa, Orange and Culpeper. The VSB was created in 1938 by the Virginia General Assembly as an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia. The VSB is governed by its Council, consisting of 81 members: 65 lawyers elected from the 31 circuits throughout the Commonwealth, as well as nine at-large members appointed by the Supreme Court of Virginia, four conference chairs, and three officers. The mission of the Virginia State Bar is: (1) to protect the public, (2) to regulate the legal profession of Virginia, (3) to advance access to legal services, and (4) to assist in improving the legal profession and the judicial system. Richard is also currently serving his second term on the VSB’s Board of Governors for its Trust & Estates Section. Flora Pettit and Richard are proud to serve in support of the mission of the Virginia State Bar and the citizens of the Commonwealth.
Flora Pettit is Pleased to Announce That Thomas B. Gladin Has Joined the Law Firm in its Harrisonburg Office
Thomas Gladin focuses his practice on commercial real estate, secured financing, title matters, Section 1031 exchanges, and business matters. Thomas formerly served as a Circuit Court Law Clerk to the Honorable Edward A. Robbins, Jr. of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit of Virginia and interned at the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Thomas’ judicial clerkship experience provides him with a unique and practical perspective on his client’s legal issues. Following his judicial clerkship Thomas practiced with a mid-sized Virginia law firm in the Tidewater area of Virginia, focusing on real estate transactions and related matters. Thomas earned his undergraduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, and his law degree from the Regent University School of Law.
Flora Pettit proudly announces that fourteen of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2020 “Legal Elite” survey conducted annually by Virginia Business magazine. Statewide, only 4.2% or 1,377 lawyers of the approximately 32,314 active Virginia State Bar members were named this year.
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.
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.