13th Circuit Candidates

Brian L. Buniva

My nearly 38-year legal career has run the gamut of legal practices beginning with the Virginia Attorney General’s Office, solo practice, practicing in small, medium-sized and large firms, and currently “in-house” counsel for Sequa Corporation, a diversified manufacturing company.  

I have provided service to the Bar serving on the VSB Council for three terms (2007 – 2013 & 2014 – 2017), and its Executive Committee for three years (2012, 2013 & 2016).  I have chaired the Administrative Law and Environmental Law Sections for both VSB and Virginia Bar Association and served for many years as co-chair of the VSB Special Committee on Bench Bar Relations. 

My goals are to be a servant leader, protect the public, enhance the standing of our profession, improve access to justice, and be a voice for the independence of lawyers and the judiciary. 



Guy C. Crowgey

I served two terms for a total of six years on the Virginia State Bar Council, and am familiar with the inner-workings of the Council. I will do my best to support the members of the Bar, particularly those in private practice.

While I support the current aspirational goals of the Virginia State Bar and recognize the need for member participation in pro bono legal activities, I will vigorously oppose current rule change proposals requiring practitioners to be burdened by mandatory participation.

Any rule changes designed to increase pro bono participation must be thoughtfully considered in order to serve the public good in a manner which is economically sustainable for Bar members in private practice.




J. Tracy Walker, IV 

I am a partner at McGuireWoods and have practiced law in Richmond since 1990.  I have a civil litigation practice. 

I have served on several Virginia State Bar committees including COLD (two terms), the Committee on Access to Legal Services, the CLE Committee, and, many years ago, the Board of the VSB Young Lawyers Conference.  I am a past president of the Richmond Bar Association and serve on the Boyd Graves Conference.   

It is a great privilege to practice law in Virginia.  We have an outstanding judicial system and enjoy great professionalism and collegiality at the Bar.  We are privileged to be a self-regulated profession. 

I seek to serve on Bar Council to do my small part to help maintain all of the things I hold dear about the practice of law.   

Updated: Apr 07, 2017