Lawyer Referral

The Special Committee on Lawyer Referral oversees the Virginia Lawyer Referral Service in order to promote the goals of:

  • Providing citizens from the general public (who might otherwise consult unauthorized practitioners) access to legal services through an immediate referral to qualified, competent, fully-licensed practitioners in their specific area of need;
  • Referring citizens to other appropriate resources able to assist them with their legal or law-related problems;
  • Encouraging the practice of “preventive law" by assisting citizens in solving many potential problems before they become more serious;
  • Generally, bringing the public to a better understanding of the law and legal profession.

The committee also establishes policies and procedures that may include membership and consultation fees, marketing strategies, community outreach, budget planning, and membership guidelines. The committee's work may include other specific assignments or requests in its general area of responsibility from the bar's officers, the Executive Committee, or Council. 

2020-21 Committee

Eugene Millan Elliott, Jr., Esq.
Co-Chair
Professional Arts Bldg
30 Franklin Rd Ste 202
Roanoke, VA 24011-2411
 540-981-0164  2021 / 2
Jack Larry Harris, Esq.
Co-Chair
VTL Foundation
Suite 620
919 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-343-1143  2023 / 2
Joseph Meek Bowen, Esq.
 
Bowen & Bowen, P.C.
P.O. Box 688
Tazewell, VA 24651-0688
 276-988-4830  2022 / 1
Tonia Jean Drewery, Esq.
 
132 Campbell Avenue SW, Suite 200
Roanoke, VA 24011
 540-312-5413  2022 / 1
Mary Katherine Hayburn, Esq.
 
Blue Ridge Legal Services
204 N. High Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
 540-433-1830  2022 / 1
Eden Brooke Heilman, Esq.
 
ACLU of Virginia
701 E Franklin St Ste 1412
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-523-2152  2021 / U
Angela Tanisha Isabell, Esq.
 
Int'l Assoc. of Better Business Bureaus, Inc.
Suite 600
4250 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203
 703-247-9406  2021 / 1
John Ara Kassabian, Esq.
 
Kassabian & Kassabian, P.L.C.
3955 Chain Bridge Rd, 2nd Flr
Fairfax, VA 22030
 703-750-3622  2021 / 2
Todd Allen Pilot, Esq.
 
The Trademark Institute
P.O. Box 320578
Alexandria, VA 22320
 703-299-9500  2022 / 2
Ms. Toni B. Dunson
Liaison
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-3565
 804-775-0591  ---- / -
Updated: Jul 01, 2020