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Virginia Business Magazine Names 12 LeClairRyan Attorneys in 2018 “Legal Elite”


LeClairRyan is pleased to announce that twelve (12) attorneys in twelve of eighteen practice areas were selected by their peers for inclusion in 2018’s Legal Elite published by Virginia Business magazine. By office, LeClairRyan attorneys selected include:


  • Lori H. Schweller – Real Estate/Land Use


  • Stephen R. Romine – Environmental Law


  • Grant S. Grayson – Corporate Counsel
  • David M. Lay – Business Law
  • Christopher L. Perkins – Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights
  • William H. Shewmake – Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • N. Pendleton Rogers – Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law
  • Edward T. White – Intellectual Property
  • Thomas M. Wolf – Construction


  • Joseph M. Rainsbury – Appellate Law
  • Lori D. Thompson – Family/Domestic Relations


  • Susan Childers North – Labor/Employment

Virginia Business magazine compiles the Legal Elite listing through an independent peer survey of lawyers admitted to practice in Virginia. This year, its nineteenth year of publication, 1,062 Virginia-licensed attorneys sent in ballots, resulting in the nomination of 3,423 lawyers. Of that number, more than 1,000 lawyers, approximately a quarter of the nominees, were selected for inclusion in the 2018 “Legal Elite.”