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June 25, 2008

Leesburg Attorney Is President-elect of the Virginia State Bar


Jon D. Huddleston, a general practitioner with the law firm Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White PC in Leesburg, is president-elect of the Virginia State Bar for the 2008-09 fiscal year.

He ran without opposition for the post, and assumed it June 20 during the VSB’s Annual Meeting in Virginia Beach. In June 2009 he will succeed Manuel A. Capsalis of Arlington as head of the 35,000-lawyer regulatory agency.

Huddleston’s practice focuses on family law, serious traffic offenses, and civil litigation.

He has been involved in Virginia State Bar activities since he was licensed in 1986. He served on the board of governors of the Young Lawyers Conference in the 1990s, and he rose through the ranks of the Conference of Local Bar Associations to become chair in 1996.

He served seven years on the agency’s governing council, a year on its executive committee, and as vice chair of its Budget and Finance Committee. He also was on the faculty of the Professionalism Course that all Virginia lawyers must take.

Huddleston also is a member of the board of directors of the Virginia Law Foundation and a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association.

In Loudoun County, he has coached with the Central Loudoun Basketball League since 2003 and with Loudoun Soccer in the house and travel leagues for more than 15 seasons. He received a coach of the year award in 2006.

A native of Virginia Beach, he received bachelor’s and law degrees from the College of William and Mary.

He and his wife, Cynthia N. “Cyndy” Huddleston, have two sons: Bobby, 13, and Jack, 8.

Updated: Jun 25, 2008