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Clement Wheatley and Attorneys Honored in 2016

Four Clement Wheatley Attorneys Named to 2016 List of Legal Elite, Chinn-Gilstrap Named a 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers, Clement Wheatley Named a 2017 “Best Law Firm” by U. S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

Danville Four of Clement Wheatley’s attorneys have been named members of the 2016 Virginia Legal Elite as published in the Virginia Business Magazine’s December issue.

Virginia Business Magazine has published a list of Legal Elite in the Commonwealth since 2000. For the 2016 awards, Virginia lawyers nominated nearly 3,800 of their peers across 18 categories, with approximately a quarter (992) making the final list of the Legal Elite.

Clement Wheatley’s attorneys were named in four separate categories as Virginia Legal Elite:

  • Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights Darren W. Bentley
  • Health Law Michael C. Guanzon
  • Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law Harry P. Sakellaris
  • Family/Domestic Relations Rachael A. Sanford

Sandra T. Chinn-Gilstrap has been recognized by her peers as a 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers and highlighted in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in in America for her expertise and high caliber of work in the practice area of Family Law.

For more than thirty years, Best Lawyers has been considered the most credible measure of legal integrity and distinction in the United States by both the profession and the public. Thus, recognition by Best Lawyers is a symbol of excellence in practice.

Clement Wheatley has been listed in the 2017 Best Law Firms rankings from U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. The firm received a Tier 1 Metro Area ranking in the practice area of Family Law. Firms included in the list are recognized for quality law practice and professional excellence.

Founded in 1936, Clement Wheatley is the largest firm based in Southside Virginia. The firm handles civil litigation, insurance claims and defense, issues related to banks and banking, general business law, wills, trusts and estates, creditor’s rights, commercial real estate, healthcare issues, family law, taxation, bankruptcy, and construction law. Attorneys in the firm focus on specific areas of the law, developing a keen understanding of the related issues. The firm’s team-oriented approach provides an exceptional service and value to clients.