Clients' Protection Fund Board

The Clients’ Protection Fund Board makes monetary awards to people who have suffered financial losses because of the dishonest conduct of Virginia lawyers. The fund is managed by a fourteen-member board appointed by the Virginia State Bar Council. Board members investigate all petitions from clients for payments from the fund. The board hears each petition and determines the amount of loss.

The Board is composed of 14 members (13 lawyers, 1 lay member). Volunteers are solicited beginning in late November in Virginia Lawyer magazine, in emails, and online; applications are due in early January. Applicants send a brief résumé and a short statement of interest to [email protected]. All members serve 3-year terms, with two consecutive terms allowed.

At any point throughout the year, see the current list of vacancies for opportunities to serve.

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
Brian Dean LytleChairLytle Law, PC 11801 Canon Blvd Ste 200 Newport News, VA 23606 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2025COMMITTEE/CPFBRD:43839:3852715LYTLE, BRIAN
Joseph Meek BowenVice ChairBowen & Bowen, P.C. P.O. Box 688 Tazewell, VA 24651-0688 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2025COMMITTEE/CPFBRD:41741:3852756BOWEN, JOSEPH
James Leroy Banks, Jr.Member20479 Swecker Farm Pl Sterling, VA 20165-4782 UNITED STATES7/1/20226/30/2025COMMITTEE/CPFBRD:47397:3797972BANKS, JAMES
Lori Jones BentleyMemberJohnson, Ayers & Matthews, P.L.C. 310 First St SW Ste 700 PO Box 2200 Roanoke, VA 24011 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2026COMMITTEE/CPFBRD:58431:3852427BENTLEY, LORI
Yvonne Steenstra GibneyMember2319 Burroughs St Richmond, VA 23235-0470 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2026COMMITTEE/CPFBRD:45666:3852792GIBNEY, YVONNE
Steven Roger GrantMember1 Cedar Hill Ct, Ste C PO Box 361 Bedford, VA 24523 UNITED STATES7/1/20226/30/2025COMMITTEE/CPFBRD:46583:3797973GRANT, STEVEN
Sandra Lea HavrilakMemberBlankingship & Keith P.C 4020 University Dr Ste 300 Fairfax, VA 22030-6802 UNITED STATES7/1/20226/30/2025COMMITTEE/CPFBRD:45730:3797976HAVRILAK, SANDRA
Charles Franklin HiltonMemberWharton, Aldhizer & Weaver, P.L.C. 100 South Mason Street P.O. Box 20028 Harrisonburg, VA 22801-7528 UNITED STATES7/1/20216/30/2024COMMITTEE/CPFBRD:45475:37156HILTON, CHARLES
Jonathan Robert HyslopMemberFurniss, Davis, Rashkind and Saunders, P 6160 Kempsville Circle Ste 341B Norfolk, VA 23502 UNITED STATES7/1/20226/30/2025COMMITTEE/CPFBRD:80196:3797982HYSLOP, JONATHAN
Peter Mason MelletteMemberGoodman Allen Donnelly 428 McLaws Cir Ste 200 Williamsburg, VA 23185-5654 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2026COMMITTEE/CPFBRD:44574:3852441MELLETTE, PETER
Nancy L. BloomLay MemberCity Manager's Office/Communications City of Virginia Beach 2401 Courthouse Dr Ste 3054 Virginia Beach, VA 23456 UNITED STATES7/1/20226/30/2025COMMITTEE/CPFBRD:77864:3456490BLOOM, NANCY
Richard Brent OrsinoMember at LargeLaw Office of Richard B. Orsino, P.C. Suite 201-A 10621 Jones Street Fairfax, VA 22030 UNITED STATES7/1/20226/30/2025COMMITTEE/CPFBRD:55027:3456292ORSINO, RICHARD
Jacqueline May ReinerMember at LargeJacqueline M. Reiner, PLLC 5600 Grove Ave Richmond, VA 23226 UNITED STATES  COMMITTEE/CPFBRD:60112:3942004REINER, JACQUELINE
Melissa Walker RobinsonMember at LargeGlenn Robinson Cathey Memmer & Skaff PLC Fulton Motor Lofts 400 Salem Ave SW Ste 100 Roanoke, VA 24016 UNITED STATES7/1/20216/30/2024COMMITTEE/CPFBRD:48312:3456229ROBINSON, MELISSA
Jane Allen FletcherCounsel to CPF BoardVirginia State Bar 1111 E Main St Ste 700 Richmond, VA 23219-0026 UNITED STATES  COMMITTEE/CPFBRD:43601:35610FLETCHER, JANE
Vivian R. ByrdLiaisonVirginia State Bar 1111 E Main St Ste 700 Richmond, VA 23219-3565 UNITED STATES  COMMITTEE/CPFBRD:76108:3456478BYRD, VIVIAN
Vivian R. ByrdCommittee AdministratorVirginia State Bar 1111 E Main St Ste 700 Richmond, VA 23219-3565 UNITED STATES  COMMITTEE/CPFBRD:76108:3857816BYRD, VIVIAN
Janet Patricia Van CuykDeputy DirectorVirginia State Bar 1111 E Main St 700 RICHMOND, VA 23219 UNITED STATES  COMMITTEE/CPFBRD:70778:3857960VAN CUYK, JANET