Pender & Coward is pleased to announce that Richard Garriott has been inducted as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). The Fellows of the ABF is an honorary society of lawyers and jurists that is limited to one percent of the lawyers admitted to practice law in the U.S. A limited number of lawyers in jurisdictions outside the U.S. may also be admitted as Fellows.

Focusing his practice on family law, Richard is also a Fellow of the Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He serves as chair of the Board of Governors of the Virginia Bar Association and is a past chair of the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section. An AV® Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, he has been recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Family Law by Best Lawyers in America. He has also been recognized among Virginia’s Super Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers, Virginia’s Legal Elite and Coastal Virginia’s Top Lawyers.

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