About the Bar

Lawyer Discipline

The Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline oversees the attorney disciplinary process, including the 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 monthly from August to June. 

2014-15 Committee

Roscoe Bolar Stephenson, III, Esq.
Chair
Watson & Stephenson
251 W. Riverside Street
Covington, VA 24426-1216
 540-965-3331
FAX:965-0953
 2015 / 2
Edgar M. Wright, Jr., Esq.
Vice Chair
PO Box 200
Buckingham, VA 23921-0200
 434-969-4809
FAX:969-1576
 2017 / 1
William S. Francis, Jr., Esq.
 
Forest Financial Building
Suite 206, 7110 Forest Avenue
Richmond, VA 23226
 804-288-4004
FAX:288-4006
 2017 / 1
David John Gogal, Esq.
 
Blankingship & Keith, P.C.
Suite 300
4020 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030-6802
 703-691-1235
FAX:691-3913
 2016 / 1
Sandra Lea Havrilak, Esq.
 
The Havrilak Law Firm, P.C.
9868 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
 703-591-1515
FAX:591-4847
 2016 / 1
James Warren Hundley, Esq.
 
Suite 750
1921 Gallows Road
Vienna, VA 22182
 703-883-0880
FAX:883-0899
 2017 / 1
Elsey Allen Harris, III, Esq.
 
P.O. Box 1200
Norton, VA 24273-0912
 276-679-3110
FAX:679-3113
 2017 / 1
Robin Jamerson Kegley, Esq.
 
Galumbeck, Dennis and Kegley
200 South 8th Street
Wytheville, VA 24382
 276-228-6060
FAX:228-7573
 2015 / 1
Whitney Godwin Saunders, Esq.
 
Saunders & Ojeda P.C.
705 West Washington Street
Suffolk, VA 23434-6102
 757-942-7070
FAX:934-1299
 2017 / 1
Beverly Powell Leatherbury, Esq.
 
5229 The Hornes
PO Box 690
Eastville, VA 23347
 757-678-0455
FAX:678-0456
 2016 / 1
Catherine Mary Reese, Esq.
 
10300 Eaton Place Ste 150
Fairfax, VA 22030
 703-279-5140
FAX:279-5141
 2015 / 2
Mr. Joseph C. Fleig
Lay Member
12131 Cathedral Dr
Lake Ridge, VA 22192
 571-572-3401
 
 2016 / 2
Ms. Elisabeth Martingayle
Lay Member
211 61st Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
 757-491-6308
 
 2017 / 1
Edward Lee Davis, Esq.
Liaison
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-3565
 804-775-0566
FAX:775-0597
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Karen Ann Gould, Esq.
Liaison
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-3565
 804-775-0550
FAX:775-0501
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Mrs. Barbara S. Lanier
Liaison
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-3565
 804-775-0573
FAX:775-0545
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Updated: Feb 11, 2015