Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee

Previously known as Judicial Nominations Committee

The Virginia State Bar’s Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee (JCEC) consists of 15 active lawyer members, one from each of the Bar’s ten disciplinary districts and five from the state at large, elected to staggered three-year terms by Council on the recommendation of the nominating committee. When a judicial vacancy occurs on the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Court of Appeals of Virginia, the federal district courts in Virginia, or a Virginia seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the appointing authority may request that JCEC seek and evaluate nominees. If requested, JCEC reviews the qualifications of candidates and makes a report to the appointing authority.

2021-22 Committee

5 Maryse Celine Allen, Esq.
Chair
Compton & Duling, L.C.
12701 Marblestone Dr Ste 350
Prince William, VA 22192-8307
 703-565-5143  2022 / 1
1 Karla Carter Haynes, Esq.
Vice Chair
Suffolk City Attorney's Office
PO Box 1858
Suffolk, VA 23439-1858

 757-514-7130

 2022 / 1

4 Marni E. Byrum, Esq. McQuade Byrum PLLC
602 North Columbus Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-548-4200 2023 / 1
3 Craig Brian Davis, Esq.
 
Reinhardt Harper Davis PLC
Suite 100
4915 Radford Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
 804-359-5500  2023 / 1
2 Beverly Powell Leatherbury, Esq.
 
5229 The Hornes
PO Box 690
Eastville, VA 23347
 757-678-0455  2024 / 1
9 Brad Mitchell Lindsay, Esq.
 
Lynchburg City Office of the Public Defender
Suite 1002
828 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
 434-947-2244  2023 / 1
8 Cathleen Kailani Memmer, Esq.
 
Glenn Robinson Cathey Memmer & Skaff PLC
400 Salem Ave SW Ste 100
Roanoke, VA 24016
 540-767-2200  2024 / 1
10 Steven Ray Minor, Esq. Elliott, Lawson & Minor, P.C.
230 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 300
Bristol, VA 24201
276-466-8400 2023/U
6 William Hunter Old, Esq.
 
201 Skimino Landing Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23188
 757-645-6962  2023 / 1
7 David Watson Thomas, Esq.
 
Michie Hamlett Lowry Rasmussen & Tweel
310 4th St NE 2nd FL
Charlottesville, VA 22902
 434-951-7200  2024 / 1
3 Irving M. Blank, Esq.
Ex-Officio
Blank & Marcus LLC
1st Floor
1804 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 23230
 804-355-0691  ---- / -
Vanessa Rose Jordan, Esq.
Member at Large
The Law Office of Vanessa R. Jordan, PLLC
PO Box 523198
Springfield, VA 22152
 571-326-9565  2023 / U
Elaine Poon, Esq.
Member at Large
Legal Aid Justice Center
1000 Preston Ave Ste A
Charlottesville, VA 22903
 434-529-1816  2022 / U
Bruce Harold Russell, II, Esq.
Member at Large
Bruce H. Russell, II, P.C.
16508 Old Timber Road
Abingdon, VA 24210
 276-889-1750  2023 / 1
3 Cameron M. Rountree, Esq.
Liaison
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-0026
 804-775-0560  ---- / -
Updated: Jul 22, 2022