About Sue Corbett

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The New-School Citizen-Lawyer

Richard Ottinger is a star litigator who shines outside the courtroom        

With his piercing blue eyes, square jaw and easy manner, 38-year-old Richard Ottinger has made a name for himself as a star litigator, winning the admiration and respect of his peers and colleagues, as well as the Virginia State Bar's Young Lawyer of the Year Award in 2003. Working mostly in products liability defense, he's risen up the ranks at Vandeventer Black in Norfolk and is now co-chairman of the company's government relations committee—a role that capitalizes on what managing partner …

Iron Man

Frank Santoro goes the extra 140.6 miles

Practicing law can mean long hours, grueling work and boring repetition. So when Frank J. Santoro, 52, a bankruptcy specialist at Marcus, Santoro & Kozak, in Chesapeake, told friends he planned to use his free time to train for something that meant long hours, grueling work and boring repetition, a few looked at him askance. “A number of people thought I was crazy,” he remembers. He wasn’t deterred, and in 2004 he entered the Lake Placid Ironman Triathlon. The Ironman is for people …

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