Legal Ethics

The Standing Committee on Legal Ethics meets regularly to consider attorneys’ formal requests for advisory opinions seeking guidance on legal ethics and the unauthorized practice of law as well as to analyze and debate proposals to amend the Rules of Professional Conduct and the Unauthorized Practice Rules. The committee adopts proposed advisory opinions or rule amendments for consideration by council and the Supreme Court of Virginia. The nine committee members are appointed by the president of the Virginia State Bar and may serve two consecutive three-year terms. The committee’s work may include other specific assignments or requests in its area of general responsibility from the bar’s officers, the Executive Committee or Bar Council. See the committee's full mission statement.

2022-23 Committee

 
Michael Mackager York, Esq.
Chair
Wehner & York, P.C.
11860 Sunrise Valley Dr Ste 100
Reston, VA 20191
 703-476-8000
FAX:476-8300
Vera Kathleen Dougherty, Esq.
Vice Chair
McGuireWoods LLP
101 W Main St Ste 9000
Norfolk, VA 23510-1655
 757-640-3840

vkdougherty@mcguirewoods.com
Teresa Goody Guillén, Esq.
 
BakerHostetler
Washington Square Ste 1100
1050 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
 202-861-1630
 
Michael HuYoung, Esq.
 
Barnes & Diehl, P.C.
Three Paragon Place Suite 110
6806 Paragon Place
Richmond, VA 23230
 804-414-1602
FAX:762-9654
mhuyoung@barnesfamilylaw.com
Naveed Kalantar, Esq.
 
Garriott Maurer, PLLC
5041 Corporate Woods Drive
Suite G180
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
 757-530-9593
 
Kenneth Brett Marston, Esq.
 
Gentry, Locke, Rakes & Moore
10 Franklin Road, SE
P.O. Box 40013
Roanoke, VA 24022-0013
 540-983-9391
FAX:983-9400
brett_marston@gentrylocke.com
Jeffery Keith Mitchell, Esq.
 
The Mitchell Law Firm, A Professional Corporation
1700 Kraft Dr Ste 2000
Blacksburg, VA 24060
 540-443-9272
FAX:301-1666
Michael Wayne Robinson, Esq.
 
Venable LLP
8010 Towers Crescent Dr Ste 300
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
 703-760-1600
FAX:821-8949
mwrobinson@venable.com
Nia Ayanna Vidal, Esq.
 
Office of the Federal Public Defender
Suite 3600
701 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219-1884
 804-565-0875
FAX:648-5033
nia_vidal@fd.org
Emily Fox Hedrick, Esq.
Liaison
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-0026
 804-921-9876
 
James Michael McCauley, Esq.
Liaison
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-0026
 804-775-0565

mccauley@vsb.org

Updated 09/09/2022 Updated: Sep 09, 2022