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Council is an 81-person body, consisting of 65 lawyers elected from the 31 circuits throughout the Commonwealth, as well as nine at-large members appointed by the Supreme Court of Virginia, four conference chairs, and three officers. Council representation ranges from a high of 14 lawyers for Circuit 19 (Fairfax) to a minimum of one lawyer for 22 other circuits. Lawyers elect their Council representatives by popular vote through an online process in each circuit, or a few smaller circuits elect their Council representatives by voting at a meeting convened by the chief judge of the circuit.  Council members may serve two three-year terms, but must be re-elected to serve a 2nd term.

Upcoming VSB Council Meetings may be found on the Meetings and Events page.

2022-23 Council Directory

Stephanie Elaine Grana, Esq.
President
Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci, PC
7130 Glen Forest Dr Ste 400
Richmond, VA 23226
 804-343-4372  ---- / -
Chidi Iregbulem James, Esq.
President Elect
Blankingship & Keith, PC
Suite 300
4020 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
 703-691-1235  ---- / -
Jay Barry Myerson, Esq.
Immediate Past President
Suite 100
11860 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
 703-715-9600  ---- / -
1 Damian Joseph Hansen, Esq.
 
Commonwealth Attorney's Office
307 Albemarle Dr Ste 200A
Chesapeake, VA 23322-5577
 757-382-3200  2023 / 1
2 Ryan Gregory Ferguson, Esq.
 
Bischoff Martingayle
3704 Pacific Ave Ste 300
Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2719
 757-965-2799  2023 / 2
2 Naveed Kalantar, Esq. Garriott Maurer, PLLC
5041 Corporate Woods Drive, Ste G180
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-530-9593  2025 / 1
2 Bretta Marie Zimmer Lewis, Esq.
 
Wolcott Rivers Gates
200 Bendix Rd Ste 300
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
 757-470-5568  2023 / 1
3 Matthew Ryan Foster, Esq. Bangel, Bangel & Bangel, L.L.P
505 Court Street
Portsmouth, VA 23705
757-397-3471  2025 / 1
4 Neil Samuel Lowenstein, Esq.
 
Vandeventer Black LLP
World Trade Center
101 W Main St Ste 500
Norfolk, VA 23510
 757-446-8672  2023 / 2
4 Charlene Aleatha Morring, Esq.
 
The Law Firm of Charlene A. Morring, P.C.
125 St. Paul's Blvd Ste 301
Norfolk, VA 23510
 757-223-1107  2025 / 1
4 Corrynn Jessica Peters, Esq.
 
Phillips & Peters, PLLC
Suite 600
109 E. Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
 757-320-4133  2024 / 1
5 Thomas Gary Shaia, Esq.
 
5301 S. Bay Hill Ct.
Suffolk, VA 23435-3302
 804-401-6811  2025 / 2
6 Derek A. Davis, Esq. Surry County Commonwealth's Attorney
PO Box 456
Surry, VA 23883
757-542-8034  2025 / 1
7 Benjamin McMullan Mason, Esq.
 
Mason, Mason, Walker & Hedrick, P.C
Suite 201
11848 Rock Landing Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
 757-873-3909  2023 / 2
8 Veronica Elaine Meade, Esq.
 
V. Meade Law, PLLC
P.O. Box 566
Hampton, VA 23669
 757-826-8000  2024 / 1
9 Susan Bradford Tarley, Esq.
 
Tarley Robinson, PLC
4801 Courthouse St Ste 122
Williamsburg, VA 23188
 757-229-4281  2023 / 1
10 Edgar M. Wright, Jr., Esq.
 
PO Box 200
Buckingham, VA 23921-0200
 434-969-4809  2023 / 1
11 Shaun Ryan Huband, Esq.
 
Petersburg Public Defender
Third Floor
229 North Sycamore Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
 804-862-6286  2023 / 1
12 Plato George Eliades, II, Esq.
 
The Eliades Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
14000 N Enon Church Rd
Chester, VA 23836
 804-541-1941  2024 / 2
13 Timothy Ryan Baskerville, Esq.
 
The Law Office of Timothy R. Baskerville, PLLC
3268 Brook Rd Apt 311
Richmond, VA 23227-4835
 804-859-1575  2024 / 1
13 Mark Dennis Dix, Esq.
 
Dix Law Firm, PLLC
919 E Main St Ste 625
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-500-6290  2024 / 1
13 Cullen Dennis Seltzer, Esq.
 
Sands Anderson PC
1111 E Main St Ste 2400
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-783-7235  2025 / 2
13 Neil Talegaonkar, Esq.
 
Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.
1021 E Cary St Ste 1400
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-771-5715  2023 / 1
13 Samuel Thurston Towell, Esq.
 
2714 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23223
 804-513-1234  2025 / 1
13 Susheela Varky, Esq.
 
Virginia Poverty Law Center
919 E Main St Ste 610
Richmond, VA 23219-4600
 804-351-5274  2024 / 2
13 Henry Irving Willett, III, Esq.
 
Christian and Barton, LLP
Suite 1800
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3095
 804-697-4130  2024 / 2
14 Craig Brian Davis, Esq.
 
Reinhardt Harper Davis PLC
Suite 100
4915 Radford Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
 804-359-5500  2023 / 2
14 Thomas Andrew Edmonds, Esq.
 
9401 Michelle Place
Richmond, VA 23229
 804-740-5762  2024 / 1
14 Joel Robert McClellan, Esq.
 
 Marks & Harrison
1500 Forest Ave Ste 100
Richmond, VA 23229-5104
 804-282-0999  2023 / U
15 Allen Finley Bareford, Esq.
 
Spencer, Meyer and Koch PLC
660 Cambridge Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
 540-372-4046  2023 / 1
16 Richard Hugh Howard-Smith, Esq.
 
Flora Pettit PC
530 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
 434-817-7975  2024 / 1
16 Ann Marie Park, Esq.
 
Law Office of Ann Marie Park, PLLC
Suite 100-V2
240 W. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
 434-293-8006  2025 / 1
17 Carole Hetfleisch Capsalis, Esq.
 
Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C.
Suite 500
2311 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
 703-526-4713  2025 / 1
17 Gawin Lowie Flynn, Jr., Esq.
 
The Flynn Law Firm, PLLC
2111 Wilson Blvd Se 700-F
Arlington, VA 22201
 703-310-7624  2025 / 1
17 Jennifer Scott Golden, Esq.
 
4631 23rd St. N.
Arlington, VA 22207
 202-400-1529  2024 / 2
17 Adam Michael Krischer, Esq.
 
Dennis, Stewart & Krischer, PLLC
Suite 201
2007 15th Street, N
Arlington, VA 22201
 703-248-0626  2024 / 1
17 David Edward Sher, Esq.
 
Sher & Cummings
Tower Villas, Suite 7
3800 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203-1711
 703-525-1200  2025 / 1
18 Nicholas J. Gehrig, Esq.
 

Redmon, Peyton, & Braswell
510 King Street, Suite 301
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

703-684-2000  2024 / U
18 Stacey Rose Harris, Esq.
 
DiMuro Ginsberg, P.C.
1101 King St Ste 610
Alexandria, VA 22314
 703-684-4333  2023 / 2
18 Todd Allen Pilot, Esq.
 
The Trademark Institute
P.O. Box 320578
Alexandria, VA 22320
 703-299-9500  2024 / 1
19 Susan Marie Butler, Esq.
 
Shoun Bach PC
4000 Legato Rd Ste 400
Fairfax, VA 22033
 703-222-3333  2023 / 1
19 Gary Vernon Davis, Esq.
 
The Davis Law Firm
1315 Vincent Place
McLean, VA 22101-3615
 703-356-2442  2025 / 1
19 Kyung Nam Dickerson, Esq.
 
Suite 540
8045 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182
 703-790-1900  2024 / 1
19 Brian Carter Drummond, Esq.
 
Whitestone Brent Young et al.
Suite 300
10513 Judicial Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030-7528
 703-591-0200  2023 / 2
19 Stephen Keith Gallagher, Esq.
 
Venable LLP
8010 Towers Crescent Dr Ste 300
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
 703-760-1647  2024 / 1
19 Carly Jehlen Hart, Esq.
 

Blanch & Hart PLLC
Suite 302
4085 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

 703-934-8580  2024 / 1
19 Sandra Lea Havrilak, Esq.
 
The Havrilak Law Firm, P.C.
9990 FAIRFAX BLVD STE 410
Fairfax, VA 22030-1720
 703-591-1515  2023 / 1
19 Tamika Dawn Jones, Esq.
 
Jones Practice PLLC
PO Box 6864
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22306
 703-835-9967  2025 / 1
19 Nathan John Olson, Esq.
 
Cooper Ginsberg Gray, PLLC
9302 Lee Hwy Ste 1200
Fairfax, VA 22031
 703-934-1480  2024 / 2
19 Luis Antonio Perez-Pietri, Esq.
 
Suite B-2
5881 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041
 703-931-0804  2023 / 1
19 Susan M. Pesner, Esq.
 
Pesner Almiller Melnick DeMers PLC
8000 Westpark Drive #600
Tysons, VA 22102-3303
 703-506-9440  2023 / 1
19 Debra Lynn Powers, Esq.
 
Taylor Huguley Powers PLLC
10521 Judicial Dr Ste 303
Fairfax, VA 22030
 703-879-6500  2024 / 1
19 Robert Benson Walker, Esq.
 
709 Old Hunt Way
Herndon, VA 20170-3158
 703-437-5128  2025 / 1
19 Michael Mackager York, Esq.
 
Wehner & York, P.C.
11860 Sunrise Valley Dr Ste 100
Reston, VA 20191
 703-476-8000  2024 / 2
20 Ridley Penn Bain, Esq.
 
Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White, P.C.
30 North King Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
 703-777-5700  2025 / 2
20 Susan Flournoy Pierce, Esq.
 
Walker Jones, PC
Carter Hall
31 Winchester St
Warrenton, VA 20186-2825
 540-347-9223  2023 / 2
21 Glen Andrew Hall, Esq.
 
Martinsville Commonwealth's Attorney Office
55 W Church St
PO Box 1311
Martinsville, VA 24114
 276-403-5470  2024 / 2
22 Wells Huntington Byrnes, Sr., Esq.
 
465 Shoreham Drive
Danville, VA 24541
 434-250-3416  2025 / 1
23 Daniel Patrick Frankl, Esq.
 
Frankl Miller Webb & Moyers, LLP
P.O. Box 4126
Roanoke, VA 24015
 540-527-3515  2024 / 1
23 Kevin Walker Holt, Esq.
 
Gentry, Locke, Rakes & Moore
10 Franklin Road, SE
P.O. Box 40013
Roanoke, VA 24022-0013
 540-983-9377  2025 / 1
24 Eugene Nathaniel Butler, Esq.
 
213 Belle Terre Dr.
Lynchburg, VA 24501
 434-426-7467  2025 / 2
25 William T. Wilson, Esq.
 
Law Office of William T. Wilson
PO Box 590
Covington, VA 24426
 540-962-4529  2023 / 2
26 Peter Kevin McDermott, II, Esq.
 
Office of the Public Defender
1516 N Shenandoah Ave Ste A
Front Royal, VA 22630
 540-631-1163  2025 / 1
27 Westley Grant Back, Esq.
 
Warburton Law Offices
80 East Main St
Pulaski, VA 24301
 540-980-8970  2025 / 1
28 Bruce Harold Russell, II, Esq.
 
Bruce H. Russell, II, P.C.
16508 Old Timber Road
Abingdon, VA 24210
 276-889-1750  2024 / 1
29 Donald Gregory Baker, Esq.
 
PO Box 338
Clintwood, VA 24228-0338
 423-579-5140  2025 / 2
29 Bradley Douglas Fleming, Esq.
 
Brad Fleming Attorney At Law, PLLC
PO Box 301
Clintwood, VA 24228
 276-926-7300  2025 / 1
30Donna Sue Baker, Esq.
 
D. Sue Baker, P.C.
P.O. Box 429
Wise, VA 24293
 276-328-8122  2024 / 1
31 Anna Brigman Bristle, Esq.
 
BRISTLE LAW, PLLC
9315 Center St, Ste 103
Manassas, VA 20110
 703-454-0701  2025 / 1
Lenard Tyrone Myers, Jr., Esq.
Member at Large
Fortress Proprietas, P.C.
1876 Wells Fargo Center
Norfolk, VA 23510-2571
 757-828-6685  2024 / 2
Molly Elizabeth Newton, Esq.
Member at Large
Office of the Attorney General
202 N. 9th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-495-5068  2023 / U
Lonnie Dayton Nunley, III, Esq.
Member at Large
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
951 East Byrd Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4074
 804-788-8679  2023 / 1
Patricia Eileen Smith, Esq.
Member at Large
Bradford & Smith, P. C.
158 Valley St NW
Abingdon, VA 24210-2836
 276-628-1440  2025 / 2
Joanna Lee Suyes, Esq.
Member at Large
Marks & Harrison, P.C.
Suite 100
1500 Forest Avenue
Richmond, VA 23229
 804-282-0999  2024 / 1
Nicole Elise Upshur, Esq.
Member at Large
Nicole Upshur, Esquire
3817 Kyndles Way
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
 757-270-9938  2024 / 1
Lisa Ann Wilson, Esq.
Member at Large
Court Administrator
17th Judicial Circuit Court
1425 N Courthouse Rd Ste 12-100
Arlington, VA 22201
 703-228-4033  2023 / 1
Alicia Roberts Johnson, Esq.
Diversity Conference
Office of the Attorney General of Virginia
200 North 9th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-786-0006  2023 / 1
Gary Clay Hancock, Esq.
Senior Lawyers Conference
Gilmer Sadler Ingram et al.
65 East Main Street
P.O. Box 878
Pulaski, VA 24301-0878
 540-980-1360  2023 / 1
Luis Antonio Perez-Pietri, Esq.
Conference of Local and Specialty Bar Associations
Suite B-2
5881 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041
 703-931-0804  2023 / 1
Craig Emerson Ellis, Esq.
Young Lawyers Conference
Department Of Justice, National Security Division
950 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 6262
Washington, DC 20530
 202-353-3091  2023 / 1


 

Updated: Jul 18, 2022