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 six times a year between August and June and during the Disciplinary Conference in July. 

2015-16 COLD Meetings

04/06 | VSB Committee on Lawyer Discipline Meeting

2016-17 COLD Meetings

Disciplinary Conference July 14 & 15, 2016
August 17, 2016
October 5, 2016
December 7, 2016
February 8, 2017
April 5, 2017
June 7, 2017
additional meeting dates and more information will be posed on the Meetings and Events page

2015-16 Committee

Edgar M. Wright, Jr., Esq.
Chair
PO Box 200
Buckingham, VA 23921-0200
 434-969-4809
FAX:969-1576
 2016 / -
David John Gogal, Esq.
Vice Chair
Blankingship & Keith, P.C.
Suite 300
4020 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030-6802
 703-691-1235
FAX:691-3913
 2016 / 1
Peter Allan Dingman, Esq.
 
Dingman Labowitz, P.C.
P.O. Box 324
Alexandria, VA 22313-0324
 703-519-0999
FAX:519-1511
 2018 / 1
William S. Francis, Jr., Esq.
 
Forest Financial Building
7110 Forest Ave Ste 206
Richmond, VA 23226
 804-288-4004
FAX:288-4006
 2017 / 1
William Ethan Glover, Esq.
 
P.O. Box 207
Fredericksburg, VA 22404-0207
 540-373-8600
FAX:373-8629
 2018 / 1
Elsey Allen Harris, III, Esq.
 
P.O. Box 1200
Norton, VA 24273-0912
 276-679-3110
FAX:679-3113
 2018 / 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.
 
BrigliaHundley, P.C.
Suite 750
1921 Gallows Road
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
 703-883-0880
FAX:883-0899
 2017 / 1
Robin Jamerson Kegley, Esq.
 
Galumbeck, Dennis and Kegley
200 South 8th Street
Wytheville, VA 24382
 276-228-6060
FAX:228-7573
 2018 / 2
Beverly Powell Leatherbury, Esq.
 
5229 The Hornes
PO Box 690
Eastville, VA 23347
 757-678-0455
FAX:678-0456
 2016 / 1
William Henry Atwill, Jr., Esq.
Ex-Officio
Atwill, Troxell, & Leigh, P.C.
50 Catoctin Cir NE Ste 303
Leesburg, VA 20176
 703-777-4000
FAX:777-4001
 2016 / -
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 23219-0026
 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 23219-0026
 804-775-0573
FAX:775-0545
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Updated: Mar 09, 2016