Richmond, VA (PRWEB) January 9, 2009
Jeffrey Hamilton Geiger, a shareholder at the law firm of Sands Anderson Marks & Miller, P.C., has been appointed Chair of the Business and Professional Litigation practice group, firm President M. Pierce Rucker announced.
"While working the last nine months with co-chair Lee Byrd, Jeff has shown his excellent management skills in overseeing the legal work assignments and workflow planning of his fellow attorneys, developing and maintaining productive client relationships and working with staff to ensure the smooth operation of our largest practice section," Rucker explained. "Our Board has complete confidence in Jeff's abilities to continue the strong performance of this important group of courtroom lawyers."
Geiger continues to hold the role of 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 70 attorneys in four Virginia offices. Geiger also furnishes advice to the managing shareholder of the Research Triangle Park office, which currently has three 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.
Byrd, now past Chair, has shouldered increased management and leadership responsibilities over the year as a member of the firm's Board of Directors, where he serves the role of a chief operating officer.
"I applaud Jeff's tremendous contributions in the management and leadership of the business and professional litigation team, now one of our largest practice areas with twenty-three attorneys, and I am sure it is in the best of hands for future stability and growth," 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.
Founded more than 150 years ago, Sands Anderson has 75 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 state's largest 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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