About the Bar

Bar Council

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.

2020-21 Council Directory

Brian Lawrence Buniva, Esq.
President
B.L. Buniva Strategic Advisor, PLLC
SunTrust Building
919 E Main St Ste 1300
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-873-0610  2021 / -
Jay Barry Myerson, Esq.
President Elect
Suite 100
11860 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
 703-715-9600  2021 / -
Marni Elaine Byrum, Esq.
Immediate Past President
McQuade Byrum PLLC
602 North Columbus Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
 703-548-4200 ext.12  2021 / -
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 Bretta Marie Zimmer Lewis, Esq.
 
Wolcott Rivers Gates
Suite 300
200 Bendix Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
 757-470-5568  2023 / 1
2 Jeffrey Bellamy Sodoma, Esq.
 
Sodoma Law, PLLC
111 South Thalia Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1230
 817-917-2210  2022 / 1
3 Vacancy
 
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4 Ann Burke Brogan, Esq.
 
Davey | Brogan, P.C.
Suite 300
101Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
 757-622-0100  2022 / 2
4 Gary Alvin Bryant, Esq.
 
Willcox & Savage, P.C.
Wells Fargo Center
440 Monticello Ave Ste 2200
Norfolk, VA 23510
 757-628-5520  2021 / 2
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
5 Thomas Gary Shaia, Esq.
 
5301 S. Bay Hill Ct.
Suffolk, VA 23435-3302
 804-401-6811  2022 / 1
6 VACANCY
 
     2022 / U
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 Marqueta Neal Tyson, Esq.
 
The Tyson Legal Team, PLC
The Mill Point Center
101 Easton Street
Hampton, VA 23669
 757-723-8500  2021 / 2
9 Susan Bradford Tarley, Esq.
 
Tarley Robinson, PLC
4801 Courthouse St Ste 122
Williamsburg, VA 23188
 757-229-4281  2023 / 1
10Edgar M. Wright, Jr., Esq.
 
PO Box 200
Buckingham, VA 23921-0200
 434-969-4809  2023 / 1
11Shaun Ryan Huband, Esq.
 
Petersburg Public Defender
Third Floor
229 North Sycamore Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
 804-862-6286  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  2021 / 1
13Dabney Jefferson Carr, IV, Esq.
 
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
P.O. Box 1122
Richmond, VA 23218-1122
 804-697-1200  2021 / 2
13Leah Ann Darron, Esq.
 
Attorney General Office
202 N 9th St
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-786-9514  2021 / 2
13Eric Michael Page, Esq.
 
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
SunTrust Center
919 E Main St Ste 1300
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-788-7771  2022 / 1
13Cullen Dennis Seltzer, Esq.
 
Sands Anderson PC
1111 E Main St Ste 2400
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-783-7235  2022 / 1
13Neil Talegaonkar, Esq.
 
Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.
1021 E Cary St Ste 1400
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-771-5715  2023 / 1
13Susheela Varky, Esq.
 
Virginia Poverty Law Center
919 E Main St Ste 610
Richmond, VA 23219-4600
 804-782-9430 ext.33  2021 / 1
13Henry Irving Willett, III, Esq.
 
Christian and Barton, LLP
Suite 1200
909 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3095
 804-697-4130  2021 / 1
14Craig Brian Davis, Esq.
 
Reinhardt Harper Davis PLC
Suite 100
4915 Radford Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
 804-359-5500  2023 / 2
14Stephanie Elaine Grana, Esq.
 
Cantor, Stoneburner, Ford, Grana & Buckner, P.C.
7130 Glen Forest Dr Ste 400
Richmond, VA 23226
 804-644-1400  2021 / 1
14Marissa Duncan Mitchell, Esq.
 
Henrico County Attorney's Office
PO Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775
 804-501-5734  2023 / 2
15Allen Finley Bareford, Esq.
 
Public Defender's Office
2300 Fall Hill Ave Ste 300
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
 540-899-4814  2023 / 1
16Ronald Lee Livingston, Esq.
 
MichieHamlett
PO Box 298
Charlottesville, VA 22902-0298
 434-951-7338  2021 / 2
16Palma Elyse Pustilnik, Esq.
 
1233 Raintree Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22901
 434-964-6400  2022 / 2
17Adam David Elfenbein, Esq.
 
Elfenbein Law, PLLC
2007 North 15th St Ste 4
Arlington, VA 22201
 703-243-9223  2022 / 2
17Jennifer Scott Golden, Esq.
 
4631 23rd St. N.
Arlington, VA 22207
 202-400-1529  2021 / 1
17Gregory Todd Hunter, Esq.
 
Suite 302
2055 North 15th Street
Arlington, VA 22201
 703-527-0808  2022 / 2
17Joshua David Katcher, Esq.
 
1425 N. Courthouse Rd Ste 5200
Arlington, VA 22201
 703-228-4410  2022 / 1
17William Heinrich Miller, Esq.
 
1118 South Frederick Street
Arlington, VA 22201
 703-246-2293  2021 / 1
18Barbara Sattler Anderson, Esq.
 
Life & Estate Planning Law Center, PLLC
1225 Martha Custis Dr Ste 103
Alexandria, VA 22302-2040
 703-820-3600  2021 / 2
18Stacey Rose Harris, Esq.
 
DiMuro Ginsberg, P.C.
1101 King St Ste 610
Alexandria, VA 22314
 703-684-4333  2023 / 2
18John Kenneth Zwerling, Esq.
 
Zwerling/Citronberg P.L.L.C
114 N Alfred St
Alexandria, VA 22314
 703-684-8000  2021 / 1
19Susan Marie Butler, Esq.
 
Shoun Bach PC
4000 Legato Rd Ste 400
Fairfax, VA 22033
 703-222-3333  2023 / 1
19Brian Carter Drummond, Esq.
 
Whitestone Brent Young et al.
Suite 300
10513 Judicial Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030-7528
 703-591-0200  2023 / 2
19David John Gogal, Esq.
 
Blankingship & Keith, P.C.
Suite 300
4020 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030-6802
 703-691-1235  2022 / 2
19Sandra Lea Havrilak, Esq.
 
The Havrilak Law Firm, P.C.
9990 FAIRFAX BLVD STE 410
Fairfax, VA 22030-1720
 703-591-1515  2023 / 1
19Chidi Iregbulem James, Esq.
 
Blankingship & Keith, PC
Suite 300
4020 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
 703-691-1235  2021 / 2
19Douglas Robert Kay, Esq.
 
Suite 1500
8000 Towers Crescent Drive
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
 703-745-1800  2022 / 2
19Daniel Barry Krisky, Esq.
 
Tate, Bywater, Fuller, Mickelsen & Tull, PLC
22740 Chain Bridge Rd
Vienna, VA 22181
 703-218-3926  2021 / 1
19Christie Ann Leary, Esq.
 
Leary Law, PC
10505 Judicial Dr Ste 203
Fairfax, VA 22030
 703-359-7111  2023 / 1
19David Lyndon Marks, Esq.
 
Law Offices of David L. Marks
Suite 204
10513 Judicial Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
 703-385-1100  2021 / 2
19Nathan John Olson, Esq.
 
Cooper Ginsberg Gray, PLLC
9302 Lee Hwy Ste 1200
Fairfax, VA 22031
 703-934-1480  2021 / 1
19Luis Antonio Perez-Pietri, Esq.
 
Suite B-2
5881 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041
 703-931-0804  2023 / 1
19Susan M. Pesner, Esq.
 
Pesner Almiller Melnick DeMers PLC
8000 Westpark Drive #600
Tysons, VA 22102-3303
 703-506-9440  2023 / 1
19Wayne Gormly Travell, Esq.
 
Hirschler Fleischer, p.c.
8270 Greensboro Dr Ste 700
Tysons, VA 22102
 703-584-8903  2021 / 1
19Michael Mackager York, Esq.
 
Wehner & York, P.C.
11860 Sunrise Valley Dr Ste 100
Reston, VA 20191
 703-476-8000  2021 / 1
20Ridley Penn Bain, Esq.
 
Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White, P.C.
30 North King Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
 703-777-5700  2022 / 1
20Susan Flournoy Pierce, Esq.
 
Walker Jones, PC
Carter Hall
31 Winchester St
Warrenton, VA 20186-2825
 540-347-9223  2023 / 2
21Glen Andrew Hall, Esq.
 
Martinsville Commonwealth's Attorney Office
55 W Church St
PO Box 1311
Martinsville, VA 24114
 276-403-5470  2021 / 1
22Eric Howard Ferguson, Esq.
 
Rhodes, Ferguson & Stone, Ltd.
305 S Main St
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
 540-483-5234  2022 / 1
23Eugene Millan Elliott, Jr., Esq.
 
Professional Arts Bldg
30 Franklin Rd Ste 202
Roanoke, VA 24011-2411
 540-981-0164  2021 / 2
23Kenneth Brett Marston, Esq.
 
Gentry, Locke, Rakes & Moore
10 Franklin Road, SE
P.O. Box 40013
Roanoke, VA 24022-0013
 540-983-9391  2022 / 2
24Eugene Nathaniel Butler, Esq.
 
213 Belle Terre Dr.
Lynchburg, VA 24501
 434-426-7467  2022 / 1
25William T. Wilson, Esq.
 
Law Offices of William T. Wilson
PO Box 590
Covington, VA 24426
 540-962-4529  2023 / 2
26Nancy Marie Reed, Esq.
 
Reed & Reed, P.C.
Attorneys & Counselors at Law
PO Box 766
Luray, VA 22835
 540-743-5119  2022 / 2
27Robert Cord Hall, Esq.
 
R. Cord Hall Attorney at Law PC
106 S Franklin St Ste B2
Christiansburg, VA 24073
 540-381-0707  2022 / 2
28William Morris Moffet, Esq.
 
Penn, Stuart & Eskridge, P.C.
208 East Main Street
P.O. Box 2288
Abingdon, VA 24212-2288
 276-628-5151  2021 / 2
29Donald Gregory Baker, Esq.
 
5354 Dickenson Hwy
Clintwood, VA 24228
 423-579-5140  2022 / 1
30Gregory Dwayne Edwards, Esq.
 
P.O. Box 825
Jonesville, VA 24263-0825
 276-346-0215  2021 / 1
31Maryse Celine Allen, Esq.
 
Compton & Duling, L.C.
12701 Marblestone Dr Ste 350
Prince William, VA 22192-8307
 703-565-5143  2022 / 2
Denise Waters Bland, Esq.
Member at Large
6081 James Street
P.O. Box 1239
Eastville, VA 23347-1239
 757-678-0981  2022 / 1
Eva Nicole Juncker, Esq.
Member at Large
Paley Rothman
252 N Washington St
Falls Church, VA 22046
 301-656-7603  2022 / 2
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  2021 / 1
Molly Elizabeth Newton, Esq.
Member at Large
City of Newport News Commonwealth's Attorney
2501 Washington Ave 6th Fl
Newport News, VA 23607
 757-926-7020  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  2022 / 1
Joanna Lee Suyes, Esq.
Member at Large
Marks & Harrison, P.C.
Suite 100
1500 Forest Avenue
Richmond, VA 23229
 804-282-0999  2021 / U
Nicole Elise Upshur, Esq.
Member at Large
3817 Kyndles Way
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
 757-270-9938  2021 / U
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
Sheila Mary Costin, Esq.
Diversity Conference
Holmes Costin & Marcus PLLC
Suite 202
301 N. Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
 703-260-6401  2021 / -
Margaret Angela Nelson, Esq.
Senior Lawyers Conference
Margaret A. Nelson, PLLC
716 Court Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
 434-528-1078  2021 / -
Susan Noel Godman Rager, Esq.
Conference of Local and Specialty Bar Associations
Susan Godman Rager, P.C.
P.O. Box 117
Coles Point, VA 22442-0117
 804-472-4700  2021 / -
Melissa Yvonne York, Esq.
Young Lawyers Conference
Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman, P.C.
PO Box 70280
Richmond, VA 23255-0280
 804-622-1131  2021 / -
Updated: Jun 11, 2021