• Charlottesville Group - April
  • Kelly B. LaPar

    Kelly B. LaPar


    Major Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
    Real Estate Litigation
    Construction Litigation


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  • Harrisonburg Group - April
  • Bill Shmidheiser

    Bill Shmidheiser


    Major Practice Areas:
    Banking
    Commercial Litigation
    Family Law


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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 27 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 27 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.

Suzanne F. Thomas

Suzanne F. Thomas

Suzanne focuses her practice on the many and varied aspects of real estate together with banking and creditors’ rights. She regularly represents lenders in loan workout issues and foreclosures, working long and hard to obtain the very best outcome financially for all parties, and she deals with a broad range of commercial and other real estate transactions.

Richard H. Howard-Smith

Richard H. Howard-Smith

Richard focuses his practice on estate planning and administration, including tax-motivated and other sophisticated planning, business entity planning, formation and restructuring. His practice also includes expertise in business acquisitions, sales and mergers, charitable giving, tax-exempt organizations and general business work.