About the Bar

Lawyer Discipline

The Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline oversees the attorney disciplinary process, including the Virginia State Bar’s investigation and prosecution of complaints. Members of COLD are assigned to monitor the progress of investigations and prosecutions in each of the district disciplinary committees through interactions and discussions with VSB counsel and committee chairs. In addition, the oversight subcommittee randomly reviews case files to ensure that VSB counsel handled them in a procedurally correct manner. COLD also formulates and presents proposed amendments to Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia, which govern the disciplinary process. The committee is composed of ten attorneys, two laypersons, and one member of the VSB Disciplinary Board, who serves ex-officio. The committee meets six times a year between August and June and during the Disciplinary Conference in July. 

2017-18 COLD Meetings

Meeting dates and more information will be posed on the Meetings and Events page

2017-18 Committee

David John Gogal, Esq.
Chair
Blankingship & Keith, P.C.
Suite 300
4020 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030-6802
 703-691-1235  2019 / 2
Beverly Powell Leatherbury, Esq.
Vice Chair
5229 The Hornes
PO Box 690
Eastville, VA 23347
 757-678-0455  2019 / 2
Peter Allan Dingman, Esq.
 
Dingman Labowitz, P.C.
P.O. Box 324
Alexandria, VA 22313-0324
 703-519-0999  2018 / 1
William S. Francis, Jr., Esq.
 
Francis & Doran
10404 Patterson Ave Ste 101
Henrico, VA 23238-5128
 804-288-4004  2020 / 2
Elsey Allen Harris, III, Esq.
 
P.O. Box 1200
Norton, VA 24273-0912
 276-679-3110  2018 / 1
Leslie Weber Hoffman, Esq.
 
Family Law & Mediation Center, PLC
3050 ChainBridge Rd Ste 510
Fairfax, VA 22030
 703-691-3066  2019 / 1
James Warren Hundley, Esq.
 
BrigliaHundley, P.C.
Suite 750
1921 Gallows Road
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
 703-883-0880  2020 / 2
Robin Jamerson Kegley, Esq.
 
Galumbeck Kegley
200 South 8th Street
Wytheville, VA 24382
 276-228-6060  2018 / 2
Jennifer Lynn Smith, Esq.
 
One High Street, Suite 2
Portsmouth, VA 23704
 757-393-2250  2018 / U
Edgar M. Wright, Jr., Esq.
 
PO Box 200
Buckingham, VA 23921-0200
 434-969-4809  2020 / 2
Lisa Ann Wilson, Esq.
Ex-Officio
Commonwealth Attorney's Office
Suite 5200
1425 North Courthouse Road
Arlington, VA 22201
 703-228-7087  ---- / -
Mr. Daniel H. Aminoff
Lay Member
6360 Brampton Court
Alexandria, VA 22304
 703-627-8294  2019 / 1
Ms. Elisabeth Martingayle
Lay Member
211 61st Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
 757-491-6308  2020 / 2
Ms. DaVida M Davis
Liaison
Clerk of the Disciplinary System
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main Street
Suite 700
Richmond, VA 23219-0026
 804-775-0573  ---- / -
Edward Lee Davis, Esq.
Liaison
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-0026
 804-775-0566  ---- / -
Karen Ann Gould, Esq.
Liaison
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-0026
 804-775-0550  ---- / -
John A. C. Keith, Esq.
Chair
Blankingship & Keith, P.C.
Suite 300
4020 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030-6802
 703-691-1235  2019 / 2
Lisa Ann Wilson, Esq.
1st Vice Chair
Commonwealth Attorney's Office
Suite 5200
1425 North Courthouse Road
Arlington, VA 22201
 703-228-7087  2019 / 2
Sandra Lea Havrilak, Esq.
2nd Vice Chair
The Havrilak Law Firm, P.C.
9990 FAIRFAX BLVD STE 410
Fairfax, VA 22030-1720
 703-591-1515  2019 / 1
Michael Angelo Beverly, Esq.
 
Suite 900
810 Union Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
 7576644215  2020 / 2
Richard J. Colten, Esq.
 
Blankingship & Keith, P.C.
Suite 300
4020 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
 703-691-1235  2018 / 1
Yvonne Steenstra Gibney, Esq.
 
2319 Burroughs Street
North Chesterfield, VA 23235
 804-365-6035  2020 / 1
Robert Lucas Hobbs, Esq.
 
Elliott, Lawson & Minor, P.C.
Suite 300
110 Piedmont Avenue
Bristol, VA 24201
 276-466-8400  2018 / 2
Donita McRae King, Esq.
 
Donita King Law Offices, PLC
9100 Arboretum Pkwy Ste 185
Richmond, VA 23236
 804-340-2995  2018 / U
Bretta Marie Zimmer Lewis, Esq.
 
Zimmer & Lewis, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law
1397 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
 757-491-6220  2019 / 1
Jeffrey Laurence Marks, Esq.
 
Kaufman & Canoles, A Professional Corporation
2101 Parks Ave Ste 700
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
 757-491-4045  2019 / 2
Victoria Nathalie Pearson, Esq.
 
Attorney General
202 North 9th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-363-0677  2020 / 1
Tuong Huu Pham, Esq.
 
Richmond Sheriff's Department
General Counsel
1701 Fairfield Way
Richmond, VA 23223
 804-646-0229  2018 / 2
Melissa Walker Robinson, Esq.
 
Glenn Robinson & Cathey, PLC
Fulton Motor Lofts
400 Salem Ave SW Ste 100
Roanoke, VA 24016
 540-767-2200  2018 / 2
Sandra Martin Rohrstaff, Esq.
 
Rohrstaff Law Firm
1010 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
 703-260-6070  2019 / 1
Thomas Ralph Scott, Jr., Esq.
 
Street Law Firm, LLP
1142 Riverview St
PO Box 2100
Grundy, VA 24614
 276-935-2128  2020 / 1
Michael John Sobey, Esq.
 
The Sobey Law Firm, PC
PO Box 126
Rural Retreat, VA 24368
 276-686-6155  2020 / 1
Ms. Nancy L. Bloom
Lay Member
City Manager's Office
Municipal Cntr Bldg 1 Room 234
2401 Courthouse Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
 757-385-8190  2019 / 1
Mr. Anderson Wade Douthat, IV
Lay Member
Allegheny Construction Co., Inc.
2830 Nicholas Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24012
 540-345-0817  2018 / 2
Ms. Tambera D. Stephenson
Lay Member
111 Mountaineer Dr Apt 17
Covington, VA 24426
 540-562-6828  2020 / 1
Mr. Stephen A. Wannall
Lay Member
1033 Oak Grove Drive
Mineral, VA 23117
 540-894-4808  2020 / 2
Ms. DaVida M Davis
Liaison
Clerk of the Disciplinary System
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main Street
Suite 700
Richmond, VA 23219-0026
 804-775-0573  ---- / -


Updated 07/13/2017

Updated: Jul 13, 2017