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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
FAX:644-9205
 2023 / -
Chidi Iregbulem James, Esq.
President Elect
Blankingship & Keith, PC
Suite 300
4020 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
 703-691-1235
FAX:691-3913
 2023 / -
Jay Barry Myerson, Esq.
Immediate Past President
Suite 100
11860 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
 703-715-9600
FAX:715-2230
 2023 / -
1 Damian Joseph Hansen, Esq.
 
Commonwealth Attorney's Office
307 Albemarle Dr Ste 200A
Chesapeake, VA 23322-5577
 757-382-3200
FAX:382-3227
 2023 / 1
2 Ryan Gregory Ferguson, Esq.
 
Office of the Attorney General
4429 Bonney Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
 804-912-6568
FAX:428-6982
 2023 / 2
2 Naveed Kalantar, Esq.
 
Garriott Maurer, PLLC
5041 Corporate Woods Drive
Suite 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
FAX:491-6260
 2023 / 1
3 Matthew Ryan Foster, Esq.
 
Bangel, Bangel & Bangel, L.L.P.
505 Court Street
P.O. Box 760
Portsmouth, VA 23705
 757-397-3471
FAX:393-3736
 2025 / 1
4 Neil Samuel Lowenstein, Esq.
 
Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black PLC
World Trade Center
101 W Main St Ste 500
Norfolk, VA 23510
 757-446-8672
FAX:446-8670
 2023 / 2
4 Charlene Aleatha Morring, Esq.
 
Morring Law PLLC
125 St. Paul's Blvd Ste 301
Norfolk, VA 23510
 757-223-1107
FAX:500-7760
 2025 / 1
4 Corrynn Jessica Peters, Esq.
 
Phillips & Peters, PLLC
Suite 600
109 E. Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
 757-320-4133
FAX:819-4670
 2024 / 1
5 Thomas Gary Shaia, Esq.
 
5301 S. Bay Hill Ct.
Suffolk, VA 23435-3302
 804-477-4972
 
 2025 / 2
6 Derek Anthony Davis, Esq.
 
Surry County Commonwealth's Attorney
PO Box 456
Surry , VA 23883
 757-542-8034
FAX:752-8971
 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
FAX:873-1781
 2023 / 2
8 Veronica Elaine Meade, Esq.
 
V. Meade Law, PLLC
P.O. Box 566
Hampton, VA 23669
 757-826-8000
FAX:727-6144
 2024 / 1
9 Susan Bradford Tarley, Esq.
 
Tarley Robinson, PLC
4801 Courthouse St Ste 122
Williamsburg, VA 23188
 757-229-4281
FAX:229-7439
 2023 / 1
10Edgar M. Wright, Jr., Esq.
 
PO Box 200
Buckingham, VA 23921-0200
 434-969-4809
FAX:969-1576
 2023 / 1
11Shaun Ryan Huband, Esq.
 
Petersburg Public Defender
Third Floor
229 North Sycamore Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
 804-862-6286
FAX:862-6187
 2023 / 1
12Plato George Eliades, II, Esq.
 
The Eliades Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
14000 N Enon Church Rd
Chester, VA 23836
 804-541-1941
FAX:541-2673
 2024 / 2
13Timothy 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
13Mark Dennis Dix, Esq.
 
Dix Law Firm, PLLC
919 E Main St Ste 625
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-500-6290
FAX:343-7124
 2024 / 1
13Cullen Dennis Seltzer, Esq.
 
Sands Anderson PC
1111 E Main St Ste 2400
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-783-7235
FAX:783-7291
 2022 / 2
13Neil Talegaonkar, Esq.
 
Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.
1021 E Cary St Ste 1400
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-771-5715
FAX:360-9092
 2023 / 1
13Samuel Thurston Towell, Esq.
 
2714 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23223
 804-513-1234
FAX:371-2087
 2025 / 1
13Susheela Varky, Esq.
 
Virginia Poverty Law Center
919 E Main St Ste 610
Richmond, VA 23219-4600
 804-351-5274
FAX:649-0974
 2024 / 2
13Henry Irving Willett, III, Esq.
 
Christian and Barton, LLP
Suite 1800
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3095
 804-697-4130
FAX:697-6130
 2024 / 2
14Craig Brian Davis, Esq.
 
Reinhardt Harper Davis PLC
Suite 100
4915 Radford Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
 804-359-5500
FAX:359-5555
 2023 / 2
14Thomas Andrew Edmonds, Esq.
 
9401 Michelle Place
Richmond, VA 23229
 804-740-5762
 
 2024 / 1
14Joel Robert McClellan, Esq.
 
Marks & Harrison
1500 Forest Ave Ste 100
Richmond, VA 23229-5104
 804-282-0999
FAX:288-1330
 2023 / U
15Allen Finley Bareford, Esq.
 
Spencer, Meyer and Koch PLC
660 Cambridge Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
 540-372-4046
FAX:372-3599
 2023 / 1
16Richard Hugh Howard-Smith, Esq.
 
Flora Pettit PC
530 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
 434-817-7975
FAX:977-5109
 2024 / 1
16Ann 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
17Carole Hetfleisch Capsalis, Esq.
 
Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C.
Suite 500
2311 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
 703-526-4713
 
 2025 / 1
17Gawin Lowie Flynn, Jr., Esq.
 
The Flynn Law Firm, PLLC
2111 Wilson Blvd Se 700-F
Arlington, VA 22201
 703-310-7624
FAX:310-7625
 2025 / 1
17Jennifer Scott Golden, Esq.
 
4631 23rd St. N.
Arlington, VA 22207
 202-400-1529
 
 2024 / 2
17Adam Michael Krischer, Esq.
 
Dennis, Stewart & Krischer, PLLC
2111 Wilson Blvd., FL 8
Arlington, VA 22201
 703-248-0626
FAX:248-8971
 2024 / 1
17David Edward Sher, Esq.
 
Sher & Cummings
Tower Villas, Suite 7
3800 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203-1711
 703-525-1200
FAX:525-0067
 2025 / 1
18Nicholas John Gehrig, Esq.
 
Redmon, Peyton & Braswell, L.L.P.
510 King St Ste 301
Alexandria, VA 22314
 703-684-2000
FAX:684-5109
 2024 / U
18Sebastian Marks Norton, Esq.
 
King, Campbell, Poretz & Mitchell, PLLC
118 N Alfred St
Alexandria, VA 22314
 703-683-7070
 
 2023 / U
18Todd Allen Pilot, Esq.
 
The Trademark Institute
P.O. Box 320578
Alexandria, VA 22320
 703-299-9500
 
 2024 / 1
19Susan Marie Butler, Esq.
 
Shoun Bach PC
4000 Legato Rd Ste 400
Fairfax, VA 22033
 703-222-3333
FAX:222-3340
 2023 / 1
19Gary Vernon Davis, Esq.
 
The Davis Law Firm
1315 Vincent Place
McLean, VA 22101-3615
 703-356-2442
FAX:821-8994
 2025 / 1
19Kyung Nam Dickerson, Esq.
 
Suite 540
8045 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182
 703-790-1900
FAX:790-1754
 2024 / 1
19Brian Carter Drummond, Esq.
 
Whitestone Brent Young et al.
Suite 300
10513 Judicial Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030-7528
 703-591-0200
FAX:591-7238
 2023 / 2
19Stephen Keith Gallagher, Esq.
 
Venable LLP
8010 Towers Crescent Dr Ste 300
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
 703-760-1647
FAX:821-8949
 2024 / 1
19Stacey Rose Harris, Esq.
 
Hirschler Fleischer PC
Suite 700
8270 Greensboro Drive
Tysons, VA 22102
 703-584-2172
FAX:548-3181
 2023 / X
19Carly Jehlen Hart, Esq.
 
Blanch & Hart PLLC
Suite 302
4085 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
 703-934-8580
FAX:591-9285
 2024 / 1
19Sandra Lea Havrilak, Esq.
 
The Havrilak Law Firm, P.C.
9990 FAIRFAX BLVD STE 410
Fairfax, VA 22030-1720
 703-591-1515
FAX:591-4847
 2023 / 1
19Tamika Dawn Jones, Esq.
 
Jones Practice PLLC
PO Box 6864
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22306
 703-835-9967
FAX:842-4331
 2025 / 1
19Nathan John Olson, Esq.
 
Cooper Ginsberg Gray, PLLC
9302 Lee Hwy Ste 1200
Fairfax, VA 22031
 703-934-1480
FAX:934-1479
 2024 / 2
19Luis Antonio Perez-Pietri, Esq.
 
Suite B-2
5881 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041
 703-931-0804
FAX:931-0807
 2023 / 1
19Susan M. Pesner, Esq.
 
Pesner Almiller Melnick DeMers PLC
8000 Westpark Drive Ste 600
Tysons, VA 22102-3303
 703-506-9440
FAX:506-0929
 2023 / 1
19Debra Lynn Powers, Esq.
 
Taylor Huguley Powers PLLC
9990 Fairfax Blvd Ste 430
Fairfax, VA 22030
 703-879-6500
FAX:919-2888
 2024 / 1
19Robert Benson Walker, Esq.
 
709 Old Hunt Way
Herndon, VA 20170-3158
 703-437-5128
FAX:437-5149
 2025 / 1
19Michael Mackager York, Esq.
 
Wehner & York, P.C.
11860 Sunrise Valley Dr Ste 100
Reston, VA 20191
 703-476-8000
FAX:476-8300
 2024 / 2
20Ridley Penn Bain, Esq.
 
Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White, P.C.
30 North King Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
 703-777-5700
 
 2025 / 2
20Susan Flournoy Pierce, Esq.
 
Walker Jones, PC
Carter Hall
31 Winchester St
Warrenton, VA 20186-2825
 540-347-9223
FAX:349-1715
 2023 / 2
21Glen Andrew Hall, Esq.
 
Martinsville Commonwealth's Attorney Office
55 W Church St
PO Box 1311
Martinsville, VA 24114
 276-403-5470
FAX:403-5478
 2024 / 2
22Wells Huntington Byrnes, Sr., Esq.
 
465 Shoreham Drive
Danville, VA 24541
 434-250-3416
 
 2025 / 1
23Daniel Patrick Frankl, Esq.
 
Frankl Miller Webb & Moyers, LLP
P.O. Box 4126
Roanoke, VA 24015
 540-527-3515
FAX:527-3520
 2024 / 1
23Kevin Walker Holt, Esq.
 
Gentry Locke Attorneys
10 Franklin Road SE
PO Box 40013
Roanoke, VA 24038-0013
 540-983-9377
FAX:983-9400
 2025 / 1
24Eugene Nathaniel Butler, Esq.
 
213 Belle Terre Dr.
Lynchburg, VA 24501
 434-426-7467
FAX:385-0804
 2025 / 2
25William T. Wilson, Esq.
 
Law Office of William T. Wilson
PO Box 590
Covington, VA 24426
 540-962-4529
FAX:962-8423
 2023 / 2
26Peter Kevin McDermott, II, Esq.
 
Office of the Public Defender
1516 N Shenandoah Ave Ste A
Front Royal, VA 22630
 540-631-1163
FAX:631-1201
 2025 / 1
27Westley Grant Back, Esq.
 
Warburton Law Offices
80 East Main St
Pulaski, VA 24301
 540-980-8970
 
 2025 / 1
28Bruce Harold Russell, II, Esq.
 
Bruce H. Russell, II, P.C.
16508 Old Timber Road
Abingdon, VA 24210
 276-889-1750
FAX:889-3880
 2024 / 1
29Bradley 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
FAX:328-8130
 2024 / 1
31Anna Brigman Bristle, Esq.
 
BRISTLE LAW, PLLC
9315 Center St, Ste 103
Manassas, VA 20110
 703-454-0701
FAX:649-6368
 2025 / 1
James Warren Hundley, Esq.
Member at Large
BrigliaHundley, P.C.
Suite 750
1921 Gallows Road
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
 703-883-0880
FAX:883-0899
 2025 / 1
Lenard Tyrone Myers, Jr., Esq.
Member at Large
Fortress Proprietas, P.C.
1876 Wells Fargo Center
440 Monticello Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510-2571
 757-828-6685
FAX:282-7777
 2024 / 2
Molly Elizabeth Newton, Esq.
Member at Large
Office of the Attorney General
202 N. 9th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-495-5068
FAX:926-7482
 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
FAX:788-8218
 2023 / 1
Patricia Eileen Smith, Esq.
Member at Large
Bradford & Smith, P. C.
158 Valley St NW
Abingdon, VA 24210-2836
 276-628-1440
FAX:628-4322
 2025 / 2
Joanna Lee Suyes, Esq.
Member at Large
Marks & Harrison, P.C.
Suite 100
1500 Forest Avenue
Richmond, VA 23229
 804-282-0999
FAX:288-1330
 2024 / 1
Nicole Elise Upshur, Esq.
Member at Large
3817 Kyndles Way
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
 757-270-9938
 
 2024 / 1
David Paul Weber, Esq.
Member at Large
Goodwin Weber PLLC
Second Floor
4073 Main Street
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
 757-849-0222
FAX:850-3374
 2025 / 1
Lisa Ann Wilson, Esq.
Member at Large
41 Carriage House Circle
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22304
 703-751-9296
 
 2023 / 1
Cameron Michael Rountree, Esq.
Liaison
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-775-0560
 
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Alicia Roberts Johnson, Esq.
Diversity Conference
Ogletree Deakins
901 E Byrd St SSte 1300
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-663-2350
FAX:225-8641
 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
FAX:980-5264
 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 / -


 

Updated: Oct 12, 2022