Lawyer Discipline

The Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline (COLD) oversees the attorney disciplinary process, including the Virginia State Bar’s investigation and prosecution of complaints. Members of COLD are assigned to monitor the progress of investigations and prosecutions in each of the district disciplinary committees through interactions and discussions with VSB counsel and committee chairs. In addition, the oversight subcommittee randomly reviews case files to ensure that VSB counsel handled them in a procedurally correct manner. COLD also formulates and presents proposed amendments to Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia, which govern the disciplinary process. The committee is composed of ten attorneys, two laypersons, and one member of the VSB Disciplinary Board, who serves ex-officio. The committee meets six times a year between August and June and during the Disciplinary Conference in July. Meeting dates and more information will be posted on the Meetings and Events page. All inquiries regarding lawyer discipline and disciplinary system actions should be directed to Bar Counsel at (804) 775-0575.

2020-21 Committee

Peter Allan Dingman, Esq.
Chair
Dingman Labowitz, P.C.
P.O. Box 324
Alexandria, VA 22313-0324
 703-519-0999  2021 / 2
Pleasant Sanford Brodnax, III, Esq.
Vice Chair
1625 International Dr Unit 301
McLean, VA 22102
 703-338-4300  2022 / 1
William Henry Atwill, Jr., Esq.
 
Atwill, Troxell, & Leigh, P.C.
50 Catoctin Cir NE Ste 303
Leesburg, VA 20176
 703-777-4000  2022 / 1
Elsey Allen Harris, III, Esq.
 
Mullins, Harris, Jessee & Dotson,
a Professional Corporation
P.O. Box 1200
Norton, VA 24273-0912
 276-679-3110  2021 / 2
Rowland Braxton Hill, IV, Esq.
 
Christian & Barton, L.L.P.
909 E Main St Ste 1200
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-697-4108  2023 / 1
Sean Charles Edward McDonough, Esq.
 
1504 Wake Forest Dr
Alexandria, VA 22307
 703-362-2853  2023 / 1
Anita Van McFadden, Esq.
 
The McFadden Law Office, PLLC
4085 Chain Bridge Rd Ste 402
Fairfax, VA 22030
 703-383-0015  2022 / 1
Roland Christopher Munique, Esq.
 
Lacy, Campbell & Munique, P.C.
570 W Main St
PO Box 120
Wytheville, VA 24382
 276-228-6677  2021 / 1
Melissa Walker Robinson, Esq.
 
Glenn Robinson Cathey Memmer & Skaff PLC
Fulton Motor Lofts
400 Salem Ave SW Ste 100
Roanoke, VA 24016
 540-767-2200  2023 / 1
Jennifer Lynn Smith, Esq.
 
One High Street, Suite 2
Portsmouth, VA 23704
 757-393-2250  2021 / 1
Ms. Gaye T. Stone
 
8701 Clydesdale Road
Springfield, VA 22151-1429
 703-323-8334  2023 / 1
Carolyn Virginia Grady, Esq.
Ex-Officio
Federal Public Defender's Office
701 E Broad St Ste 3600
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-565-0855  2022 / -
Mr. Daniel H. Aminoff
Lay Member
6360 Brampton Court
Alexandria, VA 22304
 703-627-8294  2022 / 2
Renu Mago Brennan, Esq.
Liaison
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-0026
 804-775-0575  ---- / -
Ms. DaVida M Davis
Liaison
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-0026
 804-775-0573  ---- / -
Karen Ann Gould, Esq.
Liaison
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-0026
 804-775-0550  ---- / -

Updated 07/27/2020 Updated: Jul 27, 2020