In its 2008 edition, Virginia Super Lawyersselected Val S. McWhorter, John S. Pachter, Richard F. Smith, and Brian J. Vella for their expertise in the following areas: Val McWhorter and Brian Vella in Construction Litigation, John Pachter in Government Contracts and Richard Smith in Alternative Dispute Resolution. All four attorneys have at least 30 years of experience in their practice areas.
Super Lawyers "adheres to a rigorous selection process … evaluating quality in the most objective possible terms and verifying and validating all data. The only way a lawyer can be listed in Super Lawyers magazine is through this selection process." Selections are made using a "system of balloting, peer evaluation, and internal research."
Smith Pachter McWhorter is pleased to have these outstanding attorneys recognized as leaders in the Virginia legal community. Complete biographical information is available in their individual resumes on our website.