Richard E. Garriott


Pender & Coward, PC


Pender & Coward, PC
222 Central Park Ave, Suite 400
Virginia Beach VA, 23462
Phone: (757) 490-6252
Fax: (757) 502-7383


Traditional Client Representation and Litigation



  • Accomack, Virginia
  • Chesapeake , Virginia
  • Franklin , Virginia
  • Isle of Wight, Virginia
  • Norfolk , Virginia
  • Northampton, Virginia
  • Portsmouth , Virginia
  • Southampton, Virginia
  • Suffolk , Virginia
  • Virginia Beach , Virginia

Legal Organizations

Virginia State Bar (Family Law Section, Board of Govenors, Vice Chair); Virginia Bar Association (Domestic Relations Council, Vice Chair); Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Associations; Virginia Beach Bar Association; Fellow, Virginia Law Foundation.


AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards; Virginia Super Lawyers-2011, 2012; Leaders in the Law, Virginia Lawyers Weekly-2009; Virginia Legal Elite Family Law-2011-2013. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 19th Edition, voted Lawyer of the Year 2014 Norfolk region.

CLE Presentations

31st Annual Family Law Seminar "Making a Silk Purse out of a Sow's Ear" Rehabilitating your Less Than Perfect Client Through the Use of Pretrial Discovery. October 2012 28th Annual Family Law Seminar "Navigating the CPS Maze" How to defend a Client Accused of Abuse or Neglect in a High-Conflict Custody Case. April 2012


The "Not so Separate" Separation: The Pitfalls of Living Separate and Apart in the Same Residence by Richard E. Garriott, Jr., Virginia State Bar Family Law News, Fall 2010; What You Think You Already Know: Virginia Residency and Domiciliary Requirements for Divorce by Richard E. Garriott, Jr., Virginia State Bar Association New Quaarterly-Winter, 2012.