14th Circuit Candidates

Craig B. Davis

My name is Craig Davis, and I am a partner with Reinhardt | Harper | Davis, PLC. I am seeking to become a 14th Circuit representative to the Virginia State Bar Council. 

I have been admitted to practice in Virginia since 1995. I hope to serve on Bar Council to continue my dedication to public service and contribute to the stewardship of the State Bar.  I practice in the fields of workers’ compensation and personal injury.  Because I have exclusively represented members of the public for over 21 years, I have insight into the goals of Bar Council - serving and protecting the public and ensuring the continued self-regulation of lawyers. 

I serve as Vice President of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and on the board of Commonwealth Community Trust. I am a member of both the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. and the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Inn of Court.

 

Katie D. Fletcher 

I am a solo practitioner, licensed in three states, and based in Henrico County.  I have a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Warwick in England.  I graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law with a JD and an LLM in taxation.  My practice focuses on estate planning, tax litigation and I am of-counsel for a law firm in Chicago specializing in drone law. 

I provide pro-bono services to the Community Tax Law Project as well as VEBA, the Virginia Equality Bar.  I am a pilot for a major airline and have represented the pilot’s union in hearing internal appeal cases at the national level. 

Previously I held positions with the National LGBT Bar Association including student representative, Treasurer, and President.  I hope to bring fresh eyes and a diverse viewpoint to the Council and will apply the same dedication and determination as I have shown in prior positions.

 

Marissa D. Mitchell

Marissa D. Mitchell has been an Assistant Henrico County Attorney for over 13 years and has represented Henrico and its employees in matters including: personal injury, property damage, contracts, and social services law. She received a bachelor’s degree in social work in 1996 from the University of Mississippi, cum laude, and a juris doctor degree in 1999 from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Marissa has served the Fourteenth Circuit membership by holding appointed offices in the Henrico Bar Association, including service as its President. She continues active participation in the local bar and has served on its Audit, Nominating, and Judiciary Committees.

She is also an active member in the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia, including service as Past Chair of both the Pro Bono and Publications Committees. 

 

Jon Nichols

When I stepped into my first Virginia State Bar Council dinner three years ago, I believe that I was one of (if not the) youngest representative in the room.  I was somewhat intimidated by the stature and experience of the others present, almost none of whom I knew before joining Council. 

Three years later, at our most recent event, it occurred to me that I now know most of the members and have complete comfort with them. I can speak with them freely and feel respected for the thoughts, ideas and opinions that I share.  I enjoy their company.  I enjoy working with them to make the Virginia State Bar a better, stronger institution. 

Now that I have more experience and understand the process better, if I am given the privilege of returning for another term, I intend to take on a greater role with the Council.

Updated: Apr 10, 2017