Clients’ Protection Fund

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.

2020-21 Board

8 Melissa Walker Robinson, Esq.
Chair
Glenn Robinson Cathey Memmer & Skaff PLC
Fulton Motor Lofts
400 Salem Ave SW Ste 100
Roanoke, VA 24016
 540-767-2200  2021 / 1
5 Mary Grace Anne O'Malley, Esq.
Vice Chair
Mary Grace A. O'Malley, PLLC
9236 B Mosby Street
Manassas, VA 20110
 703-257-9777  2022 / 2
8 Phillip Verne Anderson, Esq.
Vice Chair
Frith Anderson & Peake, P.C.
29 Franklin Rd
PO Box 1240
Roanoke, VA 24006-1240
 540-725-3361  2023 / 2
10Joseph Meek Bowen, Esq.
 
Bowen & Bowen, P.C.
P.O. Box 688
Tazewell, VA 24651-0688
 276-988-4830  2022 / 1
9 Christopher Anthony Corbett, Esq.
 
108 N Main St
PO Box 1270
Stuart, VA 24171-1270
 276-694-7145  2022 / 1
3 Paul Geoffrey Gill, Esq.
 
Federal Public Defender Office
Suite 3600
701 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219-1884
 804-565-0870  2023 / 2
7 Charles Franklin Hilton, Esq.
 
Wharton, Aldhizer & Weaver, P.L.C.
100 South Mason Street
P.O. Box 20028
Harrisonburg, VA 22801-7528
 540-434-0316  2021 / 1
1 Brian Dean Lytle, Esq.
 
Lytle Law, PC
Suite 200
11801 Canon Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23606
 757-595-5655  2022 / 1
6 Peter Mason Mellette, Esq.
 
Mellette, PC
PO Box 6133
Williamsburg, VA 23188-5219
 757-259-9200  2023 / 1
2 David Brandt Oakley, Esq.
 
POOLE BROOKE PLUMLEE PC
4705 Columbus Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23462-6749
 757-552-6035  2022 / 2
4 Lisa Ann Wilson, Esq.
 
Court Administrator
17th Judicial Circuit Court
1425 N Courthouse Rd Ste 12-100
Arlington, VA 22201
 703-228-4033  2022 / 1
Thomas Andrew Edmonds, Esq.
Member at Large
9401 Michelle Place
Richmond, VA 23229
 804-740-5762  2021 / 2
Mary Yancey Spencer, Esq.
Member at Large
305 Clovelly Road
Richmond, VA 23221-0026
   2022 / 2
Dr. Theodore Smith
Lay Member
Fredericksburg District Superintendent
PO Box 100
Ladysmith, VA 22501
 540-419-5131  2022 / 2
Mrs. Vivian R. Byrd
Liaison
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-3565
 804-775-0572  ---- / -

Updated 06/25/2020 Updated: Aug 21, 2020