Sterling and Ottinger Included in the Virginia 500: The 2021 Power List

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Vandeventer Black LLP Managing Partner Michael L. Sterling, and Partner, Richard Ottinger, have been included in the Virginia 500, The 2021 Power List in the 'Law' category. According to Virginia Business Magazine, the Virginia 500 includes "the state's most powerful and influential leaders by sectors," based on their professional attributions.

Michael L. Sterling serves on Vandeventer Black's Executive Board and has Chaired the firm's Construction and Government Contracts Practice Group, Practice Management Committee, and Dispute Resolution Services. His practice concentrates on complex projects and disputes for international, national, and local clients, focusing on compliance and other regulatory issues.

Sterling is an accomplished AV Preeminent business attorney previously recognized as a 'Legal Elite,' 'Virginia Super Lawyer,' 'A Top Virginia Attorney in Corporate Litigation & Construction,' 'Best Lawyer in America' and a 'Top Lawyer.'

Richard Ottinger concentrates his law practice on commercial litigation, including intellectual property disputes, tort defense, transportation, and maritime litigation, and complex trusts and estates disputes. He is currently the President of the Virginia Bar Association and is a member of the Firm's Executive Board, and works on a wide variety of governmental matters.

Ottinger was also recognized as Virginia Lawyers Weekly's list of Leaders in the Law for 2020. Earlier in his career, he received the Virginia State Bar's prestigious R. Edwin Burnette Jr. Young Lawyer of the Year award, the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association's Walter E. Hoffman Community Service Award, and the Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Sandra P. Thompson Award for outstanding and long-term service.


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