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Diamond C. Royster


Diamond is a Pender & Coward attorney focusing her practice on civil litigation, local government, eminent domain/right of way and waterfront law matters.  Prior to joining the firm, Diamond served as a law clerk for the Honorable Cleo Powell of the Supreme Court of Virginia.  Additionally, she has a background in higher education, having worked for several years in the industry and receiving a masters degree in the field before pursuing law school.

  • Virginia State Bar, Bench Bar Relations Committee Young Lawyer’s Division Co-Chair, 2022-2023
  • South Hampton Roads Bar Association
  • Regent School of Law’s Moot Court Board Chairwoman, 2021-2022
  • Hampton Roads Minority Pre-Law Conference, Session Moderator & Organizer, 2022
  • Regent School of Law’s Black Law Students Association President, 2020-2021
  • Regent School of Law’s Appellate Advocacy Award, 2022
  • Regent School of Law’s Faculty Recognition Award, 2022
  • First place team and top-10 brief, Annual William B. Spong, Jr. Invitational Moot Court Competition, 2022
  • Best Brief, Southeastern Invitational Moot Court Competition, 2022
  • Semi-Finalist & Second Best Oralist, Notre Dame Religious Freedom Moot Court Competition, 2021
  • Best Oralist, Regent Cup Intramural Moot Court Competition, 2020
  • Urban Renewal Center Project and Event Volunteer 2022-2023
  • Urban Renewal Center Project Makeover Hampton Roads Participant and Homework Club Tutor, 2018 
Diamond C. Royster Attorney Pender & Coward, P.C. Phone / Fax: (757) 490-6250