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.

2014-15 Committee

Adam David Elfenbein, Esq.
Chair
Suite B4
2007 North 15th Street
Arlington, VA 22201
 703-243-9223
FAX:243-9224
 2016 / 2
Guy Cameron Crowgey, Esq.
Vice Chair
Crowgey & Hezel, PLLC
1108 E Main St Ste 600
Richmond, VA 23219-3535
 804-788-1700
FAX:788-1337
 2015 / 1
Susan Marie Butler, Esq.
 
Shoun Bach PC
4000 Legato Rd Ste 400
Fairfax, VA 22033
 703-222-3333
FAX:222-3340
 2015 / 1
Roger Craig Hurwitz, Esq.
 
Woehrle Franklin Dahlberg Jones PLLC
2016 Layfayette Blvd. Ste. 101
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
 540-898-8881
FAX:898-0755
 2016 / 1
David Brant Neumeyer, Esq.
 
Virginia Legal Aid Society
513 Church Street
PO Box 6200
Lynchburg, VA 24505-6200
 434-455-3090
FAX:528-3571
 2017 / 1
Elliott Purcell Park, Esq.
 
Park and Company, P.C.
Suite 300
1011 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3537
 804-648-7565
FAX:648-7567
 2015 / 1
William Jacob Viverette, Esq.
 
Suite 110
2819 North Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23294
 804-270-4614
FAX:270-4618
 2016 / 2
Ms. Nancy Rodrigues
Lay Member
Opening Doors to Government, Business & Growth
PO Box 324
Surry, VA 23883-0324
 757-876-2031
 
 2015 / 1
Levar Stoney
Lay Member
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
1111 E Broad St 4th FL
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-786-2441
FAX:371-0017
 2017 / 1
James Michael McCauley, Esq.
Liaison
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-3565
 804-775-0565
 
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Barbara Balogh Saunders, Esq.
Liaison
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-3565
 804-775-0562
FAX:775-0597
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Updated: Feb 11, 2015