The Blog of Hoover Penrod PLC, Attorneys at Law

Serving Harrisonburg, Staunton, Winchester and Nearby Areas of Virginia

Posted Date: Wed, 12/14/2016

Consumer LitigationConsumer law is in many cases a thicket of overlapping local, state, and federal statutes. For the person weighing possible legal action, as well as for the company trying to defend against a suit, it is often hard to be sure which laws apply and which approach is the correct one.

Hoover Penrod PLC’s consumer litigation attorneys know how to navigate these complex cases. In Harrisonburg, Staunton, Winchester, and neighboring communities in Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley, they have represented both individuals and businesses in lawsuits involving:

  • Consumer financing;
  • Credit reporting;
  • False advertising;
  • Lemon laws;
  • Breach of contract;
  • Truth-in-lending claims;
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices.

While fully capable of effectively arguing a case at trial, Hoover Penrod’s consumer litigation attorneys are especially noted for their skill in negotiating mediated settlements.

If you live in Central Virginia or the Shenandoah Valley, and need representation by a tested veteran in the field of consumer litigation, call Hoover Penrod PLC at 540-406-4060 for a consultation.

Posted Date: Mon, 05/25/2015

Whether you're buying your first piece of property or selling a piece of property that was important to your business, real estate transactions are incredibly important and incredibly complicated. They're governed by a series of laws and regulations, and they can be difficult to navigate without help.

At Hoover Penrod PLC, we provide the legal assistance you need to successfully complete a fair real estate transaction. We can help by:

  • Explaining closing documents

  • Answering any questions you have during the process

  • Handling every aspect of the loan and re-financing processes

  • Drafting purchase contracts

You want to get everything right when completing a real estate transaction. And so do we. Our Harrisonburg lawyers are committed to ensuring that your legal and economic rights are protected throughout the process.

We have decades of experience helping our clients with their real estate transactions. We understand the process and all relevant laws and regulations. We'll be happy to answer any questions you might have about our firm.

If you live in the Harrisonburg, Virginia area and you need an experienced lawyer to help with your real estate transaction, please call Hoover Penrod PLC today at 540-406-4060 or contact us online for a consultation.  

Posted Date: Fri, 04/24/2015

When you're making a significant transaction on behalf of your business, you want to ensure that everything goes according to plan. At Hoover Penrod PLC, our business lawyers can craft that plan, then shepherd the transaction through the process from conception to completion.

Business acquisitions are difficult affairs. You have to consider the financial interests of numerous parties, then craft an acquisition agreement that satisfies everyone involved. It's a difficult task, but our business lawyers can make it easier.

Hoover Penrod PLC's Harrisonburg business lawyers have been helping our clients with complicated business acquisitions for decades. We understand the relevant laws and regulations involved and know how to work with financial professionals.

Whether you're acquiring a business or selling your own, you need a business lawyer on your side to ensure that your interests are represented during a complicated and convoluted process. When that lawyer is from Hoover Penrod PLC, you know you'll receive conscientious and ethical representation at all times.

If you live in or around the Harrisonburg, Virginia community and you need an experienced business lawyer to help with your business acquisition needs, please call Hoover Penrod PLC today at 540-406-4060 or contact us online for a consultation.

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.