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

2016-17 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  2017 / 1
William Ethan Glover, Esq.
 
P.O. Box 207
Fredericksburg, VA 22404-0207
 540-373-8600  2018 / 1
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  2017 / 1
Robin Jamerson Kegley, Esq.
 
Galumbeck Kegley
200 South 8th Street
Wytheville, VA 24382
 276-228-6060  2018 / 2
Edgar M. Wright, Jr., Esq.
 
PO Box 200
Buckingham, VA 23921-0200
 434-969-4809  2017 / 1
Esther Jeanette Windmueller, Esq.
Ex-Officio
3000 Idlewood Ave
PO Box 7416
Richmond, VA 23221-7416
 804-358-2321  2017 / E
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  2017 / 1
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  ---- / -
Mrs. Barbara S. Lanier
Liaison
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-3565
 804-775-0573  ---- / -
Updated: Jul 26, 2016