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Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards is pleased to offer a comprehensive Divorce & Family Law practice.  Our representation includes premarital agreements, divorce, child custody, adoption, equitable distribution and other domestic relations issues.  We are especially pleased to offer services in Collaborative Divorce and Mediation.

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We are pleased to announce that one of our principals, Scott W. Kowalski, became the Chairman of the Virginia State Bar Construction and Public Contracts Law Section Board of Governors in June of 2020. Scott has served on the Board of Governors of the Section since 2011.

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The Chambers USA guide has ranked Scott W. Kowalski in Band 4 of its Virginia Construction Lawyer category. The 2020 Chambers guide describes Scott as "very talented" and goes on to report that Scott is "adept at advising on construction litigation and surety law. His roster of clients include owners, design professionals, contractors and suppliers. Sources praise his 'good trial ability' and also say he is 'experienced and well versed in construction law.'"

Chambers USA, a UK-based research and publishing group, ranks the top lawyers and law firms across the United States of America. To identify and rank the best lawyers and law firms, Chambers employs a team of more than 200 full-time researchers to conduct an in-depth assessment of recent work and extensive interviews with clients and other lawyers in the practice area. The researchers assess lawyers on the basis of their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness and their client-service.

This is a well-deserved and impressive accomplishment. Congratulations Scott!

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PLDR is pleased to announce that Scott W. Kowalski has been selected for inclusion in the 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers list for Construction Litigation. Attorneys selected for inclusion are nominated by their peers and recognized for their outstanding professional achievement in their area of practice.

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PLDR is pleased to announce that Scott W. Kowalski has been named to the "2019 Legal Elite" by Virginia Business magazine.  The 2019 Legal Elite list is Virginia Business magazine's 20th annual report.  It is determined by peer votes and is divided into 18 specialties.  

Virginia Business annually polls more than 14,000 attorneys in the Commonwealth, asking them to select from their peers the best lawyers in each practice category.

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