The Blog of Hoover Penrod PLC, Attorneys at Law

Serving Harrisonburg, Staunton, Winchester and Nearby Areas of Virginia

Posted Date: Sun, 03/15/2015

A lifetime of hard work and planning- these are the stakes when you draw up your will. You've dedicated your life to earning something that you can pass down to your loved ones. You want to get this right.

Hoover Penrod PLC's Harrisonburg will lawyers are committed to getting it right. Will and estate planning are complicated and require a firm knowledge of all relevant state and federal laws. We possess this knowledge.

We understand how to draw up your will so that your wishes will be respected. This is the estate you've worked a lifetime to build- it deserves an attorney who will show it, and you, the proper respect.

When you hire our will lawyers, you hire attorneys with decades of experience in will drafting and estate planning. Our intimate knowledge of the process will prove invaluable as you navigate the process of crafting a legally sound will.

Our wills reduce undue stress and confusion through their clear, precise, unambiguous and legally sound language. You deserve nothing less.

If you're a resident of the Harrisonburg, Virginia area and you need an experienced will lawyer to help with your estate planning needs, please call Hoover Penrod PLC today at 540-406-4060 or contact us online for a consultation.

Posted Date: Sun, 02/15/2015

Hoover Penrod PLC has been a leader in the area of family law for decades, helping people in the Harrisonburg area with all types of family matters. When dealing with family members and the legal system at the same time, discretion, experience and skill are at a premium.

Because the stakes are so high and the issues so emotional, it's important that you find a family law attorney you can rely on for calm, reasoned counsel. Hoover Penrod PLC's attorneys are experienced at handling:

These are very serious and complicated issues but we are versed in these matters and we can help you navigate them during what is often a difficult and stressful time in your life.

Our philosophy on family law is to protect the interests of our clients and their children and achieve their goals in as safe and reasoned a fashion as possible. A settlement agreed-upon by both sides is eminently preferable to a costly and bitter trial.

If you're a Harrisonburg, Virginia resident and you need an experienced family law practitioner, please contact Hoover Penrod PLC today for a consultation.

Posted Date: Thu, 01/15/2015

Dealing with the Social Security Disability system can be frustrating. You're not well, you can't work and obtaining the proper benefits can be extremely challenging and draining.

While many initial claims are denied by the Social Security Administration, these denials can be appealed, and the appellate process often goes through several stages.  In many cases, a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge is your best chance at obtaining the appropriate benefits.

If you live in Harrisonburg or the surrounding areas, having a skilled Social Security Disability attorney explain the process and handle your appeal may be the best choice for you.

Succeeding in a Social Security Disability case is not a matter of filling out paperwork and waiting for a rubberstamp approval. In many cases the process becomes confusing, convoluted, and time-consuming. Applicants frequently misunderstand the process, fail to provide the information that the Social Security Administration needs, and struggle to understand why their application has been denied.  Having an attorney organize and present your case for you can greatly increase your chances of success.

If you're a resident of Harrisonburg or any other community in the Harrisonburg area and you want to talk to a Social Security Disability attorney, please contact Hoover Penrod PLC today for a consultation.

Posted Date: Mon, 12/15/2014

We understand that your choice of lawyer in the Harrisonburg area is important. Your lawyer may need to handle matters that are vital to you, the law can be complex, and finding the right lawyer to handle your legal issues can mean the difference between a pleasant experience and utter disappointment.

We believe Hoover Penrod PLC offers a unique combination of friendliness, professionalism, knowledge and experience. We handle a wide range of case types, including:

Hoover Penrod PLC has been serving the Harrisonburg community since 1935. Our attorneys have considerable, time-honored experience in the legal system.  We take pride in solving complex problems with straight-forward and cost-effective solutions.  When it comes to litigation we know how and when to pursue cases through mediation, and we also understand the intricacies of the courtroom.

We understand that you may not want to make the weighty decision of hiring an attorney without thorough research. We encourage you to learn as much about our firm as possible, then contact us to arrange a consultation.

If you're a Harrisonburg, Virginia resident and you're in need of an experienced lawyer you can rely on, please contact Hoover Penrod PLC today for a consultation. 

Posted Date: Fri, 11/21/2014

Grant Penrod, Jacob Penrod and Laura Evick have been honored by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bar Association for their pro bono work. The honors demonstrate Hoover Penrod, PLC's commitment to the Harrisonburg community and public service.

Messrs. Penrod and Ms. Evick did their work with Blue Ridge Legal Services, whose website you can visit here. BRLS provides free legal services to low-income residents of the Shenandoah Valley.  Local attorneys working in private practice handled approximately 170 pro bono cases for Blue Ridge Legal Services last year. These services include work in the fields of:

  • Domestic violence
  • Bankruptcy and other financial matters
  • Government benefit eligibility
  • Health care access
  • Senior issues

Hoover Penrod, PLC has been a mainstay of the Harrisonburg community since 1935. Over those decades, we have helped the people of the Shenandoah Valley community with skilled legal representation in a broad range of areas.

We believe the legal system should serve everyone, regardless of their economic status.

You can learn more about our attorneys at their bio pages:

And we'll be happy to tell you more about our firm and help you determine if we're right for your case.

If you live in the Harrisonburg, Virginia area and you want to speak to one of our attorneys about your case, please contact Hoover Penrod, PLC today for a free consultation. 

Posted Date: Wed, 11/12/2014

The smooth operation of a business requires knowledge of the extensive local, state and federal rules and laws concerning commercial enterprises, and the common sense to implement those rules and laws effectively. It also requires an understanding of the complicated ways in which the law and your financial interests intertwine.

At Hoover Penrod PLC, our Harrisonburg business attorneys are able to handle all of your commercial legal needs. When you choose our lawyers, you choose a team that has proven itself over decades of devoted service in the Shenandoah Valley.

We can help with:

We can be there to help you at every stage of the business cycle, from the start of your enterprise to ownership succession questions.

Put simply, we have the experience and skill set to be one your business' most treasured assets and trusted advisors.

If you live in the Harrisonburg, Virginia area and need a business litigation attorneys with experience and a proven track record, please contact Hoover Penrod PLC today for a consultation.

Posted Date: Wed, 10/08/2014

Hoover Penrod PLC's personal injury lawyers in Harrisonburg can help you navigate the settlement process and legal system after a serious accident. We help people secure fair compensation for their injuries and help them plan for their futures after the process is complete. We've spent decades helping injured members of our community and because of that we know the long-term effects that accidents can have on people and their families. While our immediate goal may be to secure fair compensation for you, we can also help you plan for the future so that your standard of living is safeguarded as you move forward with your life.

We've successfully represented clients who were hurt in:

  • Car accidents

  • Commercial truck accidents

  • Motorcycle accidents

  • Accidents involving defective products

  • Accidents caused by poorly maintained or secured properties

Our personal injury lawyers are also equipped to help your family if you've lost a loved one to such an accident.

Personal injury law is designed to help injured persons regain their pre-injury lives to the fullest extent possible. We strive to make insurance companies, juries and judges understand the affect the accident has had on all of the aspects of your life so that you can be made whole. This means compensating you for:

  • Medical bills, both past and future

  • Lost wages, both past and future

  • Funeral expenses and

  • Pain and suffering

  • Emotional Losses

If you've been hurt in an accident in the Harrisonburg, Virginia area, and you are seeking a straightforward attorney who is focused on helping you reclaim your life, please contact Hoover Penrod PLC today for a consultation.

Posted Date: Thu, 09/25/2014

Lawrence H. Hoover, Jr. has announced his retirement, ending a distinguished legal career that saw him earn a reputation as one of Virginia's finest attorneys.

While the attorneys at Hoover Penrod, PLC will miss Larry, we're happy that our friend will have the opportunity to pursue his passions and the leisure he has earned through decades of service.

During his career, Larry crafted an impressive and unique resume. A graduate of Hampton-Sydney College and the University of Virginia Law School, Larry served his country as a State Department legal officer in such far-flung locations as Switzerland and the Philippines.

Upon returning to the Harrisonburg area, Larry went into private practice with his father, Lawrence Hoover.  Seeing the shortcomings of litigation, Larry became a widely-recognized pioneer in the field of mediation. Often referred to as "The Father of Mediation in Virginia," Larry was extraordinarily successful at achieving his clients' goals through skilled mediation work.

A full listing of all Larry's awards and accolades would be impossible to list, but he was honored with:

  • The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Virginia Supreme Court
  • The Tradition of Excellence Award from the General Practice Section of the Virginia State Bar
  • The Alternative Dispute Resolution Founder Award
  • The opportunity to teach mediation and negotiation at Washington & Lee University School of Law, the University of Virginia School of Law and Bridgewater College

A long-time member of the Harrisonburg community, Larry has served on several local boards, including those of the American Shakespeare Center and Shenandoah Valley Public Television.

We wish Larry all the best in his future endeavors and honor him for his decades of his hard work.

If you want to learn more about how the firm Larry founded has helped the people of the Harrisonburg, Virginia area, please contact Hoover Penrod, PLC

Posted Date: Mon, 09/08/2014

The business attorneys at Hoover Penrod PLC offer a variety of strategies for helping businesses manage bad debt. As a business litigation firm with decades of experience helping businesses like yours in the Harrisonburg area craft successful commercial collection strategies, we are well positioned to advise you.

Our business litigation firm can help you by:

  • Creating strategies to prevent you from incurring bad debt

  • Crafting debt collection strategies that are customized to the specific needs of your business

  • Correctly notifying debtors of your intention to pursue collection without violating State and Federal Debt Collection Law.

  • Negotiating a re-payment plan with your debtor

  • Filing suit, if necessary

  • Executing on Judgments by pursuing real property, personal property (including intangibles such as stocks and business interests) and garnishing wages and bank accounts

We can also represent your interests if a debtor files for bankruptcy. Our business litigation firm is skilled at protecting your rights in bankruptcy proceedings.

Our philosophy in collections is to creatively use the tools the law makes available to you. If that means working out a debt collection plan with your debtor in a negotiation, we are equipped for that task. And if it means pursuing a legal action through the courts, we are capable of that as well.

If you live in the Harrisonburg, Virginia area and need an experienced business litigation firm to help with your debt collection problems, please contact Hoover Penrod PLC today for a consultation.  

Posted Date: Thu, 11/07/2013

Welcome to the website of Hoover Penrod PLC. Our experienced attorneys have been serving Harrisonburg, Staunton, Winchester, and surrounding areas of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley for over 75 years. We provide strategic legal guidance and representation in a wide range of practice areas, including:

Hoover Penrod's clients include individuals, small to mid-size businesses, real estate companies, insurance companies, and banks. We are dedicated to providing honest, creative, and effective legal solutions in every area of law. Our Harrisonburg attorneys commonly handle highly complex and difficult cases. Whenever possible, we strive to use mediation, collaboration, and other types of alternative dispute resolution to help our clients obtain maximum value with minimal conflict. 

To schedule a case evaluation, please contact Hoover Penrod PLC today or call (540) 406-4060. We serve clients throughout Harrisonburg, Staunton, and Winchester, Virginia. 

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