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Melanie A. Friend receives the Richmond Bar Association’s Young Lawyer of the Year Award

Melanie A. Friend receives the Richmond Bar Association’s Young Lawyer of the Year Award Melanie A. Friend, a partner at CowanGates, is the 2013 recipient of the Association’s Young Lawyer of the Year Award. The award is presented annually to a member of the Bar’s Young Lawyers Section who has excelled in the practice of law to date and who has shown the potential to become a leader in the legal profession. The Association will convey the [...]

August 12th, 2013|

Service, Sacrifice, and Courage by Brian Nowlin

Service, Sacrifice, and Courage by Brian Nowlin By Brian Nowlin As published in The Kenbridge Victoria Daily, Wed. May 30, 2012 Monday was a daylong celebration at Lunenburg Courthouse as hundreds of local citizens and visitors from Virginia and beyond turned out on Memorial Day. The event was kicked off by a Memorial Day service in the courthouse that was called, “Remembrance and Celebration.” While there were several other events during this day at the location, this [...]

August 12th, 2013|

CowanGates Partner Rusty Gates Receives Community Service Award from Powhatan Bar Association

CowanGates Partner Rusty Gates Receives Community Service Award from Powhatan Bar Association Ernest P. “Rusty” Gates, Jr., currently serving as Powhatan Bar Association President, is 2013 recipient of the William R. Blandford Community Service Award RICHMOND, VA (June 18, 2013) – The Powhatan County Bar Association announced today that Ernest P. “Rusty” Gates Jr., personal injury, criminal and family law attorney at the Richmond-based law firm CowanGates, is the 2013 recipient of the William R. Blandford Community [...]

August 12th, 2013|

Invoking the Fifth Amendment in Adultery Cases: Do Cheating Spouses Get to Cheat the System? by Melanie A. Friend

Invoking the Fifth Amendment in Adultery Cases: Do Cheating Spouses Get to Cheat the System? By Melanie Friend For more than 4,000 year, laws have prescribed harsh punishments for those who commit adultery. Under Hammurabi’s Code more than 38 centuries ago, drowning was the penalty for both parties caught in the act of adultery, though if the woman’s husband pardoned her, the king had the discretion to also pardon the accused man. If not actually caught in [...]

August 12th, 2013|

Brandon Cowan Volunteers for Meals on Wheels

Brandon Cowan volunteers for Meals on Wheels In 2008, Meals on Wheels partnered with the Central Virginia Food Bank and Community Kitchen to form FeedMore.  Targeting children, families and seniors, FeedMore’s collective purpose is to fight hunger and enhance lives in the Central Virginia area.  Brandon Cowan, through his membership in the Rotary Club of Richmond, is proud to join thousands of volunteers in support of Meals on Wheels and FeedMore.

September 13th, 2012|

Veteran’s Day 2010 Celebration at Sunrise Assisted Living, Richmond, VA

Veteran's Day 2010 Celebration at Sunrise Assisted Living, Richmond, VA Admiral, Frank F. Rennie, IV, Retired, was the guest speaker at Sunrise Assisted Living 2010 Veterans Day observance celebration.  Many of the residents are veterans, and after speaking, Frank shook each veteran's hand and thanked them for their service.

August 31st, 2012|

Jon Laaser Reports