Better Annual Meeting

The Better Annual Meeting Committee works with Virginia State Bar staff to structure the Annual Meeting and to ensure that it's useful and relevant to lawyers. The committee suggests speakers, vets CLE presentations, and works with vendors. The committee welcomes your feedback and ideas.

2022-23 Committee

Stephanie Elaine Grana, Esq.
President
Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci, PC
7130 Glen Forest Dr Ste 400
Richmond, VA 23226
 804-343-4372
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Chidi Iregbulem James, Esq.
President Elect
Blankingship & Keith, PC
Suite 300
4020 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
 703-691-1235
 2025 / 1
Jay Barry Myerson, Esq.
Immediate Past President
Suite 100
11860 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
 703-715-9600
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Sharon D. Nelson, Esq.
Chair
3975 University Dr Ste 225
Fairfax, VA 22030
 703-359-0700
 2024 / 3
Raymond B. Benzinger, Esq.

Law Office of Raymond B. Benzinger
3900 University Dr Ste 120
Fairfax, VA 22030
 703-312-0410
 2023 / 2
Irving M. Blank, Esq.

Blank & Marcus LLC
1st Floor
1804 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 23230
 804-355-0691
 2024 / 3
Jacqueline Alexis Fisher-Rizk, Esq.

Richmond J & DR Court
1600 Oliver Hill Way
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-363-8758
 2024 / 1
Foster Samuel Burton Friedman, Esq.

Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner, PLLC
616 N Washington St
Alexandria, VA 22314
 703-836-9030
 2023 / 2
Claire Guthrie Gastanaga, Esq.

1127 S. Meadow Street
Richmond, VA 23220
 804-337-3233
 2025 / 2
Chanel Ann Gray

Office of the City Attorney
306 Cedar Road
6th Floor
Chesapeake, VA 23322
 757-382-6940
 2025 / 2
Md Ehteshamul Haque, Esq.

Law Office of Ehteshamul Haque, PLLC
11696 Hollyview Drive
Great Falls, VA 20190
 703-909-9605
 2024 / 1
Leonard Claro Heath, Jr., Esq.

Heath, Overbey, Verser & Old, P.L.C.
11832 Rock Landing Dr Ste 201
Newport News, VA 23606
 757-243-1461
 2024 / 1
Ann Helen Kloeckner, Esq.

Legal Aid Works
PO Box 974
Fredericksburg, VA 22404
 540-371-1105
 2024 / 3
Bretta Marie Zimmer Lewis, Esq.

Wolcott Rivers Gates
200 Bendix Rd Ste 300
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
 757-470-5568
 2024 / 2
Martha JP McQuade, Esq.

34 E Maple St
Alexandria, VA 22301
 703-684-9277
 2025 / 2
Nathan John Olson, Esq.

Cooper Ginsberg Gray, PLLC
9302 Lee Hwy Ste 1200
Fairfax, VA 22031
 703-934-1480
 2024 / 1
Hon. Dipti Pidikiti-Smith

Legal Services of Northern Virginia
10700 Page Ave
Suite 100
Fairfax, VA 22030
 703-684-0738
 2025 / 2
Alexandra Ribe, Esq.

Murray Osorio PLLC
4103 Chain Bridge Rd Ste 300
Fairfax, VA 22030
 703-352-2399
 2023 / 1
David Watson Thomas, Esq.

Michie Hamlett Lowry Rasmussen & Tweel
310 4th St NE 2nd FL
Charlottesville, VA 22902
 434-951-7200
 2025 / 2
Benjamin Alan Shute, Esq.
YLC Liaison
905 Roseneath Rd Apt 6
Richmond, VA 23221
 703-822-3939
 2024 / 1
Ms. Dolly Shaffner
Liaison
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-0026
 804-775-0518
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Mrs. Maureen D. Stengel
Liaison
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-0026
 804-775-0517
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Updated 09/09/2022 Updated: Sep 09, 2022