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Hastings and Rapp Named Leading Attorneys by Top Ranking Organizations

September 5, 2018

Baltimore - Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that Roanoke-based partners Michael E. Hastings and Brandy M. Rapp have once again been selected as leading attorneys by preeminent ranking organizations.  

Michael Hastings
Client commentary in Chambers USA 2018 describes Mike Hastings as having “a leading reputation as a ‘great lawyer who is very knowledgeable in commercial bankruptcy, insolvency, default situations and commercial litigation.’”  His recognition includes:

  • Chambers and Partners, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, (Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Band 1)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©  (Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights) including:
  • 2019 Litigation – Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year”
  • 2014 Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights “Lawyer of the Year”
  • 2010 Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Virginia Super Lawyers (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights)
  • Virginia Business’ “Legal Elite-Virginia’s Best Lawyers”

Brandy Rapp
Brandy Rapp has been recognized by Best Lawyers with a "Lawyer of the Year" award.  Additional recognition includes: 

  • Virginia Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©  (Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights) including:
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Virginia Business “Virginia’s Legal Elite – Young Lawyer”
  • 2014 Roanoke Bar Association “Young Lawyer of the Year”

Mike Hastings and Brandy Rapp are part of the firm’s nationally recognized Business Reorganization & Bankruptcy practice.


About Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP: With over 170 attorneys, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston provides a comprehensive range of sophisticated, cost-effective business law and litigation services to clients ranging from innovative start-ups to middle market companies to global enterprises.  Our growing Mid-Atlantic footprint includes sixteen offices in Delaware, D.C., Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.