Entry, Growth, and Distribution of Virginia Attorneys Study Committee

Pursuant to Pt. I, Article V, Sec. 3. of the Virginia State Bar Bylaws, president Chidi James established the VSB Entry, Growth, and Distribution of Virginia Attorneys Study Committee (EGAD VA) to examine the declining number of lawyers practicing in Virginia, particularly in certain geographic areas identified as “lagging circuits.” During its 15-month tenure, the Committee is charged with increasing the legal profession’s awareness of this issue and making specific recommendations to address the declining population and mitigate impacts of the same. This committee was previously known as the Lawyer Population Study Committee.

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
David Brant NeumeyerChairVirginia Legal Aid Society 513 Church Street PO Box 6200 Lynchburg, VA 24505-6200 UNITED STATES3/11/20246/30/2025COMMITTEE/LPS:44357:4067237NEUMEYER, DAVID
Hon. Solomon Hunter Ashby, Jr.Member3311 Brighton Street Portsmouth, VA 23707 UNITED STATES3/11/20246/30/2025COMMITTEE/LPS:57527:4067241ASHBY, SOLOMON
Sandra T. Chinn-GilstrapMemberChinn Gilstrap Law PC 171 Piney Forest Rd Danville, VA 24540-4144 UNITED STATES3/11/20246/30/2025COMMITTEE/LPS:57082:4067250CHINN-GILSTRAP, SANDRA
Jennifer Ransom FranklinMemberWilliam and Mary Law School 613 S Henry St Williamsburg, VA 23187 UNITED STATES3/11/20246/30/2025COMMITTEE/LPS:63023:4067249FRANKLIN, JENNIFER
Kathryn Mooney GallagherMemberKathryn Mooney Gallagher P.O. Box 2540 Grundy, VA 24614 UNITED STATES3/11/20246/30/2025COMMITTEE/LPS:85714:4067253GALLAGHER, KATHRYN
Jerry Walter KilgoreMemberCozen O'Connor 1200 Nineteenth Street NW Washington, DC 20036 UNITED STATES3/11/20246/30/2025COMMITTEE/LPS:45858:4067254KILGORE, JERRY
Patrick Craig MurphreyMemberOffice of the City Attorney-DHS Annex 6060 Jefferson Ave 3rd Fl Newport News, VA 23605 UNITED STATES3/11/20246/30/2025COMMITTEE/LPS:82261:4067245MURPHREY, PATRICK
Hon. Daniel Eric OrtizMemberCourt of Appeals of Virginia 4110 Chain Bridge Rd. 5th Floor Chambers Fairfax, VA 22030 UNITED STATES3/11/20246/30/2025COMMITTEE/LPS:66623:4067247ORTIZ, DANIEL
Lola Rodriguez PerkinsMemberSurry County Attorney P.O. Box 65 Surry, VA 23883 UNITED STATES3/11/20246/30/2025COMMITTEE/LPS:64469:4067243PERKINS, LOLA
Bruce Harold Russell, IIMemberBruce H. Russell, II, P.C. 16508 Old Timber Road Abingdon, VA 24210 UNITED STATES3/11/20246/30/2025COMMITTEE/LPS:63901:4067252RUSSELL, BRUCE
Henry Chao-Lon SuMember200 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20001-1429 UNITED STATES3/11/20246/30/2025COMMITTEE/LPS:51814:4067255SU, HENRY
David Paul WeberMemberGoodwin Weber PLLC Second Floor 4073 Main Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 UNITED STATES3/11/20246/30/2025COMMITTEE/LPS:93266:4067239WEBER, DAVID
Crista Lynn GantzLiaisonVirginia State Bar 1111 E Main St Ste 700 Richmond, VA 23219-3565 UNITED STATES3/11/20246/30/2025COMMITTEE/LPS:81053:4067238GANTZ, CRISTA