Gentry Locke attorneys Habeeb and Coley honored by Virginia Lawyers Weekly

ROANOKE, Va. (November 13, 2017) – Two Roanoke partners in the Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke have earned recognition from Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Gregory D. Habeeb was named to Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s 2017 class of “Leaders in the Law” and Lindsey A. Coley was named to the publication’s 2017 class of “Up & Coming Lawyers.” All 2017 recipients were formally honored during an awards ceremony on October 26.

According to Virginia Lawyers Weekly editor-in-chief Paul Fletcher, the Leaders in the Law program was established to recognize attorneys who are setting the standard for other practitioners – “those who changed the practice, advanced the law or improved the justice system in Virginia.” Up & Coming Lawyers are those in their first 10 years of practice “who are establishing a name for themselves and displaying the ambition, drive, determination and accomplishments that set them apart from their peers.”

Habeeb is a litigation partner who specializes in complex business and catastrophic injury cases. He represents individuals and companies in courts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation. Habeeb is also a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, where he represents Virginia’s 8th District and serves on the Courts, Commerce & Labor, Rules, and Transportation committees, as well as on the Code Commission and the Coal & Energy Commission.

Coley focuses her practice on labor and employment law and estate planning. She advises private businesses and government contractors on employment-related compliance issues relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Title VII, and other employment laws; responds to complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); represents companies during compliance investigations by the Department of Labor (DOL) and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP); and develops employment policies and contracts to protect the interests of the employer. Coley also prepares estate planning documents and advises clients on issues relating to estate and trust administration.

About Gentry Locke

With more than 55 lawyers practicing in a range of disciplines, Gentry Locke brings uncommon thinking and deep experience to the legal and business challenges of companies, institutions, organizations and individuals—a commitment the firm has met since 1923. Operating from offices in Roanoke and Lynchburg, Va., Gentry Locke serves clients in Virginia and across the U.S., as well as worldwide as a member firm of the ALFA International Legal Network. Meet the firm’s dynamic attorneys and learn more about its fierce drive to achieve success for its clients by exploring this website.

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