South Hampton Roads Bar Association names president
Vandeventer Black attorney Michael D. Pierce appointed
Vandeventer Black LLP attorney Michael D. Pierce has been named president of the South Hampton Roads Bar Association (SHRBA), the Norfolk-based law firm announced Tuesday. The minority bar association for the Hampton Roads area, SHRBA helps members develop professional skills and knowledge for their profession.
Pierce joined the SHRBA in 2015 and has since received awards for his participation in and contributions to the bar association, including “Member of the Year” and “Young Lawyer of the Year.”
“I am humbled to serve as president of the South Hampton Roads Bar Association. This organization has been led by some of Hampton Roads’ most prolific African American lawyers, including The Hon. Raymond A. Jackson, the Hon. Jerrauld Jones, the Hon. Gwendolyn Jackson and attorney William T. Mason Jr.,” Pierce said in a statement. “I sincerely desire to add to their legacy of advancing the cause of justice for minorities and underserved communities in the local area.”
At Vandeventer Black, Pierce focuses his practice on labor and employment law, maritime law and commercial litigation. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Christopher Newport University and his juris doctorate from Regent University School of Law.
Vandeventer Black was established in 1883 and has offices in Virginia, North Carolina and Germany.