Wardtown, Virginia Business Lawyers

Newport News, VA Business Law Attorney
(757) 595-0123 12610 Patrick Henry Dr
Newport News, VA 23602
Business, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Irvington, VA Business Law Attorney
(804) 438-5522 293 Steamboat Rd
Irvington, VA 22480
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Attorney
(757) 486-0000 228 N Lynnhaven Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Business and Real Estate
Newport News, VA Business Law Attorney
(757) 873-7700 606 Thimble Shoals Blvd
Newport News, VA 23606
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer
(757) 340-5800 3330 Pacific Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer
4048 Bridgehampton Ln
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Business, Antitrust, Bankruptcy and Securities
Newport News, VA Business Law Lawyer
(757) 875-0330 11711 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 23606
Business and Real Estate
Dominic Paul Lascara
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Chesapeake, VA Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(757) 410-8355 652 Independence Parkway, Suite 120
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Dominic P. Lascara is a native of Portsmouth, Virginia. He graduated in 1986 from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary after receiving his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in Business Administration in 1981 from Old Dominion University. Dominic P. Lascara joined the law firm of Roy, Forehand, Laine and Dale, P.C. as an associate in the fall of 1986 after being admitted to the Virginia State Bar. He was admitted to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in 1987. He became a partner...
Jacob N Tingen
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(804) 477-1720 1801 Bayberry Court
Suite 203
Richmond, VA 23226
Richmond, VA Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
Business, IP, Immigration and Trademarks
University of Richmond School of Law
I graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law and was accepted to the Virginia Bar in 2012. Less than 30 days after being admitted to the bar, I launched my own legal practice. What began in my home office has quickly grown to a practice with multiple attorneys and staff serving literally thousands of clients both in the Commonwealth of Virginia and throughout the world.

Immigration is the largest area of practice at my firm, and I have personally handled more than one thousand immigration matters ranging from family-based green cards, DACA, and deportation defense to business immigration matters...
K Matthew Long
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Ashland, VA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(804) 755-7599 9410 Atlee Commerce Blvd
Suite 2
Ashland, VA 23005
Business, Collections, Communications and Personal Injury
University of Richmond School of Law
I have represented clients in a wide variety of practice areas since 2009. More than anything I see myself as a problem solver. My approach is one of personal representation where clients are promptly updated at every step and phone calls and emails are returned very quickly. I immerse myself in every detail my client’s case and leave no stone unturned.

I maintain an active general practice of law that includes personal injury, civil litigation, business litigation, wrongful death, landlord tenant matters, drafting wills and powers of attorney, and traffic infractions.

I have developed...
Mark Steven Paullin
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North Chesterfield, VA Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(804) 423-7423 575 Southlake Blvd. Suite A
North Chesterfield, VA 23236
Business, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Richmond School of Law
Attorney Mark Paullin has more than 29 years of legal experience, which includes insurance defense work. His experience with both sides of the process allows him to prepare his clients for what may come their way as well as has enabled him to insightfully and aggressively represent his clients with their Personal Injury case, Diminished Value or Diminution case. Mark handles Speeding cases, DUI/DWI cases, and Reckless Driving cases as well as other other Traffic Court matters around the Richmond Metro area. Experience Counts. When you hire the Paullin Law Firm, your case won't be handed off to benchwarmers or...
Jeffrey D. McMahan Jr.
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Richmond, VA Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(804) 823-3975 3122 W. Marshall Street, Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23230
Business
University of Richmond School of Law
Jeff focuses his practice on advising middle market and emerging growth companies, as well as venture capital and private equity fund investors, in avoiding, managing, and mitigating risk and litigation associated with corporate transactions and business operations. In addition to his strategic risk advisory practice, Jeff acts as a business advisor to companies and investors on general corporate and business law matters, helping them realize their strategic business objectives and goals while managing their risk exposure. Jeff’s practice includes assisting companies and investors with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, negotiating and drafting complex commercial contracts, financing, corporate governance, entity...
Brandon Zeigler
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(888) 691-9319 4768 Euclid Road
Suite 103
Virginia Beach, VA 23462-3810
Business, Family and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Brandon Zeigler is one of the top-rated Family Law and Small Business attorneys in Virginia Beach, VA. Brandon is focused on providing exceptional, quality legal representation to individuals, families and businesses. The backbone of the American economy is small business. As a principal at Parks Zeigler, PLLC, he is extremely passionate about this area of law. As the owner of three small businesses, he knows first-hand the issues that need to be addressed in forming and running a company. He enjoys working with small business owners to ensure they have the correct documents, contracts, leases,...
Eric C. Perkins
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Glen Allen, VA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(804) 205-5162 4870 Sadler Road
Suite 300
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Free ConsultationBusiness and Securities
University of Virginia School of Law
Eric Perkins is a business attorney focusing on small business startups and acquisitions, franchising, nonprofits, and Regulation D private offerings. Filling the void between "Big Law" and the Legal Zooms of the world, Perkins Law is pleased to offer flat fee packages for many of its services. He works with leaders in a wide variety of industries from real estate syndicators to healthcare professionals to restaurant owners to pro wrestlers. Eric is active in the tennis community as chair of the USTA Tennis Rules and Regulations Committee and an advisory board member of the Richmond Tennis Association.
W. Wilhelm Rabke
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Richmond, VA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(804) 823-3944 3122 W. Marshall Street, Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23230
Business
University of Richmond School of Law
Will focuses his practice on middle market M&A and private equity transactions. Will advises investors, including private equity funds and VC firms, and assists emerging growth companies, in both sides of private capital raises. Will’s M&A practice focuses heavily on Insurance Brokerage Agency and broad ranging Technology transactions, but he has led deals in industries as varied as automobile dealerships to municipal landfills. For nearly ten years prior to law school, Will was a small business owner and entrepreneur, that experience provides a unique perspective to his corporate practice as he focuses on efficient and practical results. Due...
Marc Gordon Marling
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Norfolk, VA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(757) 629-0616 999 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510
Business
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Vivyane Kima
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(757) 803-1190 One Columbus Center
Suite 600
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Business, Immigration and Real Estate
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Understandably, Ms. Kima has a passion for Immigration Law. She is motivated by the desire to help keep families together. She also has a strong desire to build an institution that can effectively guide and support American and African businesses to trade and invest in each other's markets on the basis of mutual respect and benefits. Service is her business. Ms. Kima believes in providing the highest level of service for her clients. She believes that good service makes all the difference to a successful business. She is always ready to go the extra mile to assist and satisfy...
Jacqueline Sharman
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Richmond, VA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(804) 755-7599 3957 Westerre Parkway
Suite 105
Richmond, VA 23233
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Regent University School of Law
I represent clients in a variety of legal areas. I regularly represent clients all over the Richmond area and I often travel as far east as Virginia Beach, as far north as Spotsylvania, as far west as Charlottesville and as far South as Dinwiddie. I assist clients with obtaining and defending protective orders, uncontested and contested divorce, spousal support, child custody, visitation and support, pre-nuptial agreements, property settlement agreements, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, criminal defense, business formation and dissolution and general civil litigation.
Brook M. Thibault Esq.
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(888) 402-7117 760 Lynnhaven Pky Suite 140
Suite 140
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Free ConsultationBusiness, Animal, Criminal and Divorce
Regent University School of Law
Brook M. Thibault is a Virginia Beach trial lawyer, former Associate Counsel for CMA CGM (America) LLC the world's third largest container ship company, and Public Defender. As Associate Counsel for CMA CGM, Brook shared in the corporate legal responsibilities associated with the company as subsidiary and agent for CMA CGM S.A. a French Domestic Society Anonym; including complex commercial real estate transactions, transportation and maritime law, and international asset search and collection. As Assistant Public Defender, Brook has represented hundreds of accused individuals in matters ranging from minor traffic infractions to serious violent crimes. Brook is a...
William H. Oast III
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(757) 452-6200 277 Bendix Road
Suite 400
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Bringing nearly 40 years of legal expertise to the Oast & Taylor team, Bill’s practice areas include Elder Law, Estate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Guardianships and Conservatorships, and Litigation.
Ms. Colleen Marea Quinn
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Richmond, VA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(804) 545-9406 4928 West Broad St.
P.O. Box 11708
Richmond, VA 23230
Business, Civil Rights, Employment and Family
University of Virginia School of Law
Colleen Marea Quinn is a director and equity owner in the law firm of Locke & Quinn, has achieved an “AV” rating, the highest given, by Martindale Hubbell, was honored in 2011 with the YWCA Outstanding Woman Award for Law & Government, with the 2011 “Hats Off to Women Award” by the ABWA Cavalier Chapter, as a "Best Lawyer" and "Best Law Firm" by Us News & World Report, from 2006-17 as a “Super Lawyer” in Virginia by Richmond magazine, in from 2010-16 & 2005 by Virginia Business magazine as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite,” a “Leader in the Law”...
Richard Biemiller
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(888) 691-9319 4768 Euclid Road, Suite 103
Suite 103
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Business
University of Virginia School of Law
With the waxing and waning economy over the years, Richard has honed his experience in each economic climate. When the economy is down, he has represented lenders in more commercial special asset work, including collection, work out, collateral liquidation, and bankruptcy. When the economy is up, Richard spends more of his time handling commercial loan closings, from large residential development tracts to commercial office and trade buildings, as well as various forms of personal property collateral. Richard’s wealth of experience with special asset work has taught him the importance of proper loan documentation to protect a lender’s...
Jamie Leigh Allgood
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Ashland, VA Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(804) 755-7599 Bowen Ten Cardani
9410 Atlee Commerce Blvd., Suite 2
Ashland, VA 23005
Business, Appeals, Divorce and Family
Regent University School of Law
My practice consists primarily of family law matters. People entrenched in a family law case-maybe a divorce or custody battle- often find this to be one of the most challenging seasons of their life. They are best served by an attorney who is truly invested in them. I work closely with my clients in creating a strategy that achieves my client’s goals in the most efficient and practical way possible. I am a skilled negotiator and an effective litigator, utilizing both of these tactics as needed.

I graduated from Christopher Newport University with a B.A. in Political Science, and I graduated...
Christopher Davis
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Chesapeake, VA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(757) 410-2293 1403 Greenbrier Parkway, Suite 225
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Business, Employment, IP and Trademarks
Regent University and Regent University School of Law
Chris is a seasoned business attorney and litigator with experience helping businesses in both private practice and as a Corporate Counsel to a large franchisor with over 4,000 franchisees internationally.
Chris has handled commercial disputes for clients in state and federal courts around the country in matters ranging from basic contract disputes to multi-million dollar “bet the company” lawsuits. Prior to becoming an attorney, he was the C.I.O. for an Internet Service Provider in Buffalo, NY.
Chris teaches as a adjunct professor at Regent University.
Chris was named a 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 ‘Rising Star’ by Super Lawyers magazine, a distinction received...
Caryn Rivett West
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(757) 453-7744 4768 EUCLID RD
Suite 103
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Washington & Lee University
Caryn was born and raised outside Buffalo, New York. Caryn’s first love and passion is reading and writing, which naturally led to a career in law. She attended the State University of New York at Geneseo, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors in Philosophy and English. From Geneseo, she moved South for warmer weather and attended Washington and Lee School of Law in Lexington, Virginia, graduating cum laude in 2002. During law school, Caryn was a member of the Editorial Board of the Washington and Lee Law Review.

Having visited her aunt...
Cody Alan Remington
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Bowling Green, VA Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
111 Ennis Street
Bowling Green, VA 22427
Business, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
College of William and Mary and University of Louisville
Cody Remington concentrates his law practice primarily in the areas of Criminal Law, DUI & Traffic Violations. Prior to joining Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law, Mr. Remington successfully represented & defended the interests of his clients in real estate, land use and small business matters. He is an extremely knowledgeable, professional, and diligent attorney. Before entering the practice of law, Mr. Remington served as a paralegal and law clerk for two prestigious criminal law firms and the Roanoke City Commonwealth Attorney’s Office where his responsibilities included drafting criminal law memorandums, motions & pleadings, and assisting firm attorneys on various types...
Hank J Heyming
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Richmond, VA Business Law Attorney
(804) 697-1454 Troutman Sanders Building
1001 Haxall Point
Richmond, VA 23219
Business, International and Securities
Vanderbilt University
Hank is a partner at Troutman Sanders LLP where he concentrates his practice on the representation of venture capital and private debt and equity funds in the acquisition, maintenance and divestiture of their portfolio companies and investments. Hank also provides general representation to public and private companies in emerging growth fields, including the biotech, medical device, internet, media and information technology industries. Additionally, Hank has particular expertise advising on cross border mergers, acquisitions and investments, international trade and soft intellectual property issues.
Rudolph Glen Morgan
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Chesterfield, VA Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(804) 748-3363 9830 Lori Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
R. Glen Morgan Attorney, PLC is a Chesterfield law firm specializing in Divorce, Custody and Visitation, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Criminal, and Business law.

Glen is a lifelong resident of Chesterfield County. He has practiced law in the Commonwealth of Virginia since he graduated from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond in 1983. Glen graduated from Randolph Macon College in 1974 with Honors and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa.

Prior to attending law school, Glen was a high school teacher and coach in Chesterfield County from 1975 to 1980....
Shawn A. Voyles
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Norfolk, VA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(757) 623-3000 One Commercial Place
1200 Bank of America Center
Norfolk, VA 23510
Business, Environmental, Insurance Claims and Insurance Defense
Regent University School of Law
My practice includes a broad range of civil litigation matters representing insurers and their insureds in federal and state courts in Virginia and North Carolina, including maritime, transportation, insurance coverage, subrogation, premises liability, environmental, commercial litigation, and wrongful death. My maritime litigation practice includes cases involving breach of maritime contracts, subrogation, environmental matters, marine insurance coverage disputes, salvage, collisions, limitation of liability, vessel arrest, cargo claims, fire and property damage, and wrongful death and injury cases under the Jones Act. Virginia Super Lawyers has designated me as a "Rising Star" since 2007. I have also been chosen as one of Hampton...
Russell Kruse
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Richmond, VA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(804) 423-7423 575 Southlake Blvd.
Suite A
Richmond, VA 23236
Free ConsultationBusiness and Personal Injury
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Born in the Midwest, Russell Kruse has more than six years of civil litigation experience. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia, Maryland, California and the District of Columbia. Russell has practiced civil litigation based in both Central and Northern Virginia. He brings a balanced perspective based on his past experience to provide the best possible representation of his clients. He particularly enjoys advising small business owners on the myriad of issues that all businesses face.
Michael Bruce Hamar
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Norfolk, VA Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(757) 622-2008 520 W 21st St
2nd Floor, Suite J
Norfolk, VA 23517
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Virginia School of Law
Bar and Court Admissions: Virginia State Bar (1977) and Alabama State Bar (1977); State Bar of Texas (1981); U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1979; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (1981); U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit (1984) Education: University of Virginia, B.A., with high distinction (1974); University of Virginia, J.D. (1977)
Stephan J. Lipskis
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(757) 499-1841 4705 Columbus Street,
Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
University of South Carolina School of Law
Mr. Lipskis is an Estate and Elder Law attorney in Poole Brooke Plumlee’s Trust & Estates Department. He is licensed to practice in all Virginia Courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and accredited to practice before the Department of Veterans Affairs. His practice includes all facets of trusts, estate planning, estate administration, and elder law. Whether it be helping a young couple take appropriate steps for their children or protecting family wealth from potential creditors and taxation, Mr. Lipskis enjoys assisting families in understanding their planning needs. He also enjoys...
Ronald Allen Page
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Hopewell, VA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(804) 562-8704 208 N. 2nd Ave.
Hopewell, VA 23860
Business and Bankruptcy
Washington & Lee University
Areas of Practice:
Business and Consumer Bankruptcy, Business Planning, Commercial Litigation, and Creditors’ Rights.

Education:
J.D., Washington & Lee University School of Law, 2005
B.A., University of Michigan, Honors College, Double Major in Political Science and History, 1999

Honors:
Selected by Super Lawyers in 2012 – 2016 as a Virginia Rising Star in the Practice Area of Bankruptcy
Rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo.com, 2015 – 2018 Avvo Clients’ Choice Award

Professional Affiliations:
Virginia State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
Board of Governors, Virginia State Bar General Practice Section (2013 – Present) (Chair 2018 – Present)
Richmond Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
American Bankruptcy Institute
Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference, Chair First Day...
Mr. Ryan C. Young
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Glen Allen, VA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(804) 793-8335 5030 Sadler Place
Suite 205
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Hofstra University
David Mark Bastiaans
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Virginia Beach, VA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(757) 554-0242 200 Bendix Road
Suie 300
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of Alabama School of Law and Western New England University School of Law
Before practicing as an attorney, I worked in greater Boston, MA and in Washington, DC in certified public accounting firms and currently hold my CPA license. I joined my law firm in 1998 and have been practicing and advising business owners and individuals ever since. In 2015, I graduated from the University of Alabama with my Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Business Transactions. In 2018, I became certified as an exit planning advisor by the Exit Planning Institute to better serve and assist my business clients.

I focus my practice areas in working with business owners and their advisors...
Mark Matthews
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Richmond, VA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(804) 441-6211 6802 Paragon Place
Suite 410
Richmond, VA 23230
Business, Civil Rights, Criminal and IP
College of William and Mary
Mark Matthews takes great pride in creating solutions for his clients and works closely with his clients to integrate solutions that address more than the bare legal issues. This involves advising his clients of legal and practical issues that are not immediately obvious and exploring how todayâs decisions create tomorrowâs consequences. He has over 10 years of experience practicing law and over 16 years of professional leadership and management experience. Markâs clients have included automobile manufacturers, business owners, and soldiers facing court-martial. Mark is a veteran of 12 years on active duty in the U.S. Army,...
Mr. Andrew T. Bodoh Esq.
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Richmond, VA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(804) 783-2000 105 S. 1st Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Business, Civil Rights, Employment and Personal Injury
I am a creative and vigorous Virginia litigation attorney focusing on civil rights, serious personal injury, and related claims. I stand with my clients when opposing local government bodies, police officers abusing their power, big insurance companies, employers, doctors, or anyone else who have violated my clients' rights or harmed my clients' person, property or reputation. I have handled or assisted in cases involving Constitutional violations, personal injury cases, defamation claims, malicious prosecution cases, FOIA lawsuits, and business litigation. I am the senior associate with Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC, in Richmond, VA, which specializes in civil rights and...
Alexandra 'Sandra' Bowen
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Ashland, VA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(804) 755-7599 9410 Atlee Commerce Blvd, Suite 2
Ashland, VA 23005
Business, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
University of Richmond School of Law
Virginia Salima M. Duling
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Mechanicsville, VA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(804) 789-0192 7309 Hanover Green Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Regent University
Sali Duling practices law in Mechanicsville, Virginia, with her husband, Jeffrey Duling.
John Edwin Griswold
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Colonial Heights, VA Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(804) 324-4467 2487 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA 23834-2317
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Divorce and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
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