Geiger Chosen to Join Management of Sands Anderson Litigation Team

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Jeffrey Hamilton Geiger, a shareholder at the law firm of Sands Anderson Marks & Miller, has been appointed co-Chair of the Business and Professional Litigation practice group, firm President Pierce Rucker announced today.

Jeff's skills in facilitating the legal work of his fellow attorneys, as well as his diligence in developing and maintaining client relationships and workflow planning, together with his excellent communication skills, led the Board to choose him to join Lee Byrd in managing this significant and important team of attorneys

Jeffrey Hamilton Geiger, a shareholder at the law firm of Sands Anderson Marks & Miller, has been appointed co-Chair of the Business and Professional Litigation practice group, firm President Pierce Rucker announced today.

"Jeff's skills in facilitating the legal work of his fellow attorneys, as well as his diligence in developing and maintaining client relationships and workflow planning, together with his excellent communication skills, led the Board to choose him to join Lee Byrd in managing this significant and important team of attorneys," Rucker explained.

Geiger also is the General Counsel of the firm, essentially the law firm's chief counselor with regard to legal issues having to do with the practice of law among its 72 attorneys in four Virginia offices. Geiger also furnishes advice to the managing shareholder of the Research Triangle Park office, which currently has four full-time attorneys.

Geiger earned his B.A. and his J. D. degrees at the College of William and Mary. He is an assistant professor at the University of Richmond and a frequent lecturer and commentator on legal ethics and the practice of law. Geiger, whose office is in Richmond, will work alongside Lee Byrd, who has managed the litigation team for seven years and was elected this past January to the firm's three-member Board of Directors.

"With my increased management and leadership responsibilities on the Board, I very much welcome what I fully expect will be Jeff's tremendous contributions in the management and leadership of the business and professional litigation team, which is one of our largest practice areas with twenty-three attorneys," said Byrd.

Attorneys in the business and professional litigation team cover such areas of law as: antitrust, bankruptcy, business fraud, condemnation, contract disputes, construction law, corporate disputes, director and officer liability, employment law, environmental litigation, franchise disputes, intellectual property disputes, insurance coverage issues, legal malpractice, licensing/regulatory matters, local government matters, media law, motor vehicle dealership issues, professional liability for real estate brokers, design professionals, and accountants, securities litigation, suretyship and bond claims, and tax disputes.

About the Firm:
Founded more than 150 years ago, Sands Anderson has 76 lawyers practicing among its offices in Richmond, Blacksburg, Fredericksburg and McLean, Virginia, and the Research Triangle of North Carolina. In 2008, it was ranked 9th in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly annual listing of the largest Virginia law firms. Sands Anderson provides a full range of legal services to corporations and businesses, healthcare providers, financial institutions, state and local governments, the insurance industry and individuals. For more information, visit http://www.SandsAnderson.com.

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