Recent News

PLDR is pleased to announce that Scott W. Kowalski has again been selected for inclusion in the Virginia Super Lawyers list for Construction Litigation, a recognition that Scott has been honored to receive each year from 2017 to the present. 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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Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards is an AV Rated firm located in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia.  Our firm culture promotes collegiality and work/life balance. Attorneys are encouraged and able to manage and tailor their practices to their own strengths and interests. Living and working in the heart of Central Virginia has its advantages. Lynchburg offers a low cost of living (check here -, short commuting time, access to diverse outdoor activities (James River, Blue Ridge Mountains, and the Shenandoah Valley), and proximity to Roanoke, Charlottesville and Richmond.  At the same time, our firm offers a wide array of services, and many of our attorneys have sophisticated state-wide and national practices and clientele.  See our website at The firm seeks to add an attorney who is interested in developing expertise and a client base in one or more of the following areas of law: corporate and transactional law, commercial real estate, or commercial litigation. We offer a competitive compensation package.  To be considered, please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Chad Mooney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PLDR Law proudly announces its new executive team: Scott W. Kowalski (President), Andrew P. Pearson (Exec. Vice President), and Chad A. Mooney (Secretary/Treasurer).  We are grateful and fortunate to have excelled and grown under the leadership of G. Edgar Dawson, III (President) and James R. Richards (Secretary/Treasurer), both of whom served as forward-thinking leaders and exceptional mentors.    Our firm looks forward to the future as we continue to grow and evolve.

We are pleased to announce that Chad A. Mooney, a principal of PLDR Law, has been appointed to serve on the 2022-2023 Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors and holding the position as Co-Chair for the Membership Committee.  He has served on the VTLA membership committee since 2019.

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PLDR is pleased to announce that the Chambers USA 2021 Guide has again ranked Scott Kowalski in its Virginia Construction Lawyer category.

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