About Us and the Community

Serving Harrisonburg, Staunton, Winchester and Nearby Areas of Virginia

Hoover Penrod PLC was first established in 1935 in Harrisonburg, Virginia – and we are still surrounded by history in Old Town Harrisonburg. Our firm is located in a historic building directly across the street from the Harrisonburg Municipal Building, and just a few blocks away from Thomas Harrison’s old stone house (1750) and Harrisonburg’s historic Courthouse.

Many of our attorneys were born in the Shenandoah Valley area – including Larry Hoover, John Crist, Dillina Stickley, Jacob Penrod, Hannah Hutman, and Beth Driver. Our personal history with the Harrisonburg. Staunton, and Winchester areas have driven us to give back to the community in several different ways.

Teaching and Volunteer Work

A few of our attorneys have shared their knowledge and experience by teaching at universities and schools in the community:

  • David Penrod taught Business Law at James Madison University and Bridgewater College.
  • Dillina Stickley currently teaches Business Law at Bridgewater College.
  • Larry Hoover currently teaches Mediation and Negotiation at Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Most of the attorneys at Hoover Penrod PLC also volunteer and work with non-profit organizations in the area.

Local Organizations

Jacob Penrod served on the Board for Big Brother’s Big Sisters of Harrisonburg/Rockingham County for six years, and is still involved with the organization on committees, providing legal advice and guidance when necessary. He is also currently the Vice President of the Board of Directors of Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery, and helped found the over-30 “Shenandoah Valley Adult Soccer Masters League,” which he assists with running in the Fall and Spring.

Our attorneys serve on for-profit boards in the community as well, such as:

  • Farmers and Merchants Bank (John Crist)
  • Pendleton County Bank (Laura Evick)

Many of our clients are small business owners in the Shenandoah Valley, whom we assist with business and commercial law and employment law.

If you have a case you would like to discuss, please contact Hoover Penrod PLC or call (540) 406-4060. We serve clients throughout Harrisonburg, Staunton, and Winchester, Virginia.