About the Bar

Unauthorized Practice of Law

The Standing Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law was established to review and act upon complaints alleging the unauthorized practice of law, and issue advisory opinions explaining what activities constitute the unauthorized practice of law. The nine committee members are appointed by the president of the Virginia State Bar and serve three-year terms. The committee meets regularly to discharge its two primary functions by going over its active investigations and advisory opinions dockets. The committee determines the disposition of UPL complaints based upon investigators' written reports and the recommendations of the ethics counsel and staff. The committee also studies and makes recommendations concerning amendments to the unauthorized practice rules, but any restrictive rule revisions must go through the same procedure used in promulgating UPL advisory opinions which declare an activity to be UPL. The committee's work may include other specific assignments or requests in its area of general responsibility from the bar's officers, the executive committee or the council.

2015-16 Committee

Adam David Elfenbein, Esq.
Suite 4
2007 North 15th Street
Arlington, VA 22201
 2016 / 2
Guy Cameron Crowgey, Esq.
Vice Chair
Crowgey & Hezel, PLLC
1108 E Main St Ste 600
Richmond, VA 23219-3535
 2018 / 2
Susan Marie Butler, Esq.
Shoun Bach PC
4000 Legato Rd Ste 400
Fairfax, VA 22033
 2018 / 2
Roger Craig Hurwitz, Esq.
PO Box 7849
Fredericksburg, VA 22404-7849
 2016 / 1
David Brant Neumeyer, Esq.
Virginia Legal Aid Society
513 Church Street
PO Box 6200
Lynchburg, VA 24505-6200
 2017 / 1
Elliott Purcell Park, Esq.
Park and Company, P.C.
Suite 300
1011 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3537
 2018 / 2
Lee Hendricks Turpin, Esq.
11 Payne Street
P.O. Box 403
Chatham, VA 24531
 2016 / U
Ms. Nancy Rodrigues
Lay Member
Secretary of Administration
Office of the Governor
PO Box 324
Surry, VA 23883-0324
 2018 / 2
Levar Stoney
Lay Member
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
1111 E Broad St 4th FL
Richmond, VA 23219
 2017 / 1
James Michael McCauley, Esq.
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-0026
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Barbara Balogh Saunders, Esq.
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-0026
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Updated: Jun 29, 2015