• Sign - May/June
  • David H. Pettit

    David H. Pettit


    Major Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions
    Business Counseling
    Health Care


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  • Harrisonburg Group - May/June
  • Lisa Anne Hawkins

    Lisa Anne Hawkins


    Major Practice Areas:
    Agricultural Law and Natural Resources
    Banking
    Real Estate, Finance & Development


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Welcome to Lenhart Pettit

Lenhart Pettit attorneys are vigorous, professional advocates ready to employ their expertise and ability to meet your legal needs. In every case and for every client, we bring to bear a seasoned roster of incisive legal minds, an uncompromising focus on client service, and a deep commitment to the communities where we live and work.

Lenhart Pettit, Attorneys at Law
Depth | Integrity | Responsiveness

Read About the Merger

Read About the Merger

Feil, Pettit & Williams and Lenhart Obenshain merged practices on January 1, 2014, creating a dynamic 26 lawyer law firm with offices in Charlottesville and Harrisonburg, Virginia. The new firm draws on the senior leadership and strong, experienced rosters of both firms in business transactions, litigation, tax, and estate planning and the growth in size amplifies both firms’ capabilities.

Our Professionals

Our Professionals

Lenhart Pettit’s 26 attorneys share a commitment to excellence and bring a diversity and depth of experience to deliver exceptional, client-focused services in a broad range of legal matters, ranging from routine business and personal legal needs to difficult and complex transactions, litigation matters, tax and estate planning, and shareholder and family conflicts.

Michael E. Derdeyn

Michael E. Derdeyn

Mike Derdeyn's practice focuses on the areas of litigation, general business law, and employment law. He also serves as general counsel to a number of local businesses. Mike’s experience includes litigating claims for individuals and for businesses in state and federal courts in the areas of commercial litigation, real estate, construction, employment, and landlord-tenant law. 

Cathleen P. Welsh

Cathleen P. Welsh

Cathy Welsh has concentrated her practice in employment law for the last twenty-three years. She helps clients work through complicated employment situations and has assisted clients of all sizes from small businesses not covered by most federal employment laws, to governmental employers and Fortune 500 companies.