Lawyer Referral Committee

The Special Committee on Lawyer Referral oversees the Virginia Lawyer Referral Service in order to promote the goals of:

  • Providing citizens from the general public (who might otherwise consult unauthorized practitioners) access to legal services through an immediate referral to qualified, competent, fully-licensed practitioners in their specific area of need;
  • Referring citizens to other appropriate resources able to assist them with their legal or law-related problems;
  • Encouraging the practice of “preventive law" by assisting citizens in solving many potential problems before they become more serious;
  • Generally, bringing the public to a better understanding of the law and legal profession.

The committee also establishes policies and procedures that may include membership and consultation fees, marketing strategies, community outreach, budget planning, and membership guidelines. The committee's work may include other specific assignments or requests in its general area of responsibility from the bar's officers, the Executive Committee, or Council.

The committee members are appointed by the VSB President-elect after volunteers are solicited in the fall in Virginia Lawyer magazine, in emails, and online; applications are due in February. Applicants send a brief résumé and fill out a committee preference form.  

Upcoming meetings may be found on the Calendar and are subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. Agendas and call in numbers will be provided on the meeting entry on the Calendar.

Full NamePositionAddress of RecordTerm StartTerm End
Joseph Meek BowenChairBowen & Bowen, P.C. P.O. Box 688 Tazewell, VA 24651-0688 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2025COMMITTEE/LRC:41741:3849308BOWEN, JOSEPH
Amy McMullen HarberVice ChairAllstate Insurance Company 11350 Random Hill Road Suite 871 Fairfax, VA 220307/1/20236/30/2024COMMITTEE/LRC:77693:3853158HARBER, AMY
Tonia Jean DreweryMember5732 Equestrian Dr Roanoke, VA 24018-4603 UNITED STATES7/1/20226/30/2024COMMITTEE/LRC:80026:3797913DREWERY, TONIA
Deanna Hensley HathawayMemberKinsale Insurance 2035 Maywill St Ste 100 Richmond, VA 23230-3215 UNITED STATES7/1/20226/30/2025COMMITTEE/LRC:62329:3797914HATHAWAY, DEANNA
Mary Katherine HayburnMemberBlue Ridge Legal Services 204 N. High Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 UNITED STATES7/1/20226/30/2025COMMITTEE/LRC:88545:3797915HAYBURN, MARY
Eden Brooke HeilmanMemberACLU of Virginia 701 E Franklin St Ste 1412 Richmond, VA 23219 UNITED STATES7/1/20216/30/2024COMMITTEE/LRC:94830:38041HEILMAN, EDEN
Angela Tanisha IsabellMemberInt'l Assoc. of Better Business Bureaus, 7031 Brinley Meadows Dr Richmond, VA 23231-6247 UNITED STATES7/1/20216/30/2024COMMITTEE/LRC:76680:36317ISABELL, ANGELA
Tamika Dawn JonesMemberJones Practice PLLC PO Box 6864 ALEXANDRIA, VA 22306 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2026COMMITTEE/LRC:79504:3849320JONES, TAMIKA
Lena Stasia MunasifiMemberUnited States Patent and Trademark Offic P.O. Box 1450 Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 UNITED STATES7/1/20216/30/2024COMMITTEE/LRC:80437:36894MUNASIFI, LENA
Toni B. DunsonLiaisonVirginia State Bar 1111 E Main St Ste 700 Richmond, VA 23219-3565 UNITED STATES  COMMITTEE/LRC:77403:36433DUNSON, TONI
Kristi R. HallCommittee AdministratorRichmond   COMMITTEE/LRC:605877:4108057HALL, KRISTI