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 council.

2019-20 Committee

Dennis John Quinn, Esq.
Chair
Carr Maloney P.C.
Tycon Towers
8000 Towers Crescent Dr Ste 1350
Tysons, VA 22182
 202-310-5519  2022 / 2
Denise Alethea Jackson, Esq.
Vice Chair
2216 Tuliptree Circle
Suffolk, VA 23435
 757-761-3914  2021 / 2
Randy Virlin Cargill, Esq.
 
2618 Wycliffe Ave
Roanoke, VA 24014
 540-777-0880  2021 / 2
Jeffery Keith Mitchell, Esq.
 
The Mitchell Law Firm, A Professional Corporation
1700 Kraft Dr Ste 2000
Blacksburg, VA 24060
 540-443-9272  2022 / 1
Jay Barry Myerson, Esq.
 
Suite 100
11860 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
 703-715-9600  2020 / 2
Michael Wayne Robinson, Esq.
 
Venable LLP
8010 Towers Crescent Dr Ste 300
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
 703-760-1600  2020 / U
Shannon Leigh Taylor, Esq.
 
Commonwealth's Attorney Office for Henrico County
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775
 804-501-4218  2020 / 2
Nathan J. Dougles Veldhuis, Esq.
 
VeldhuisLawGroup, PLLC
2310 W Main St
Richmond, VA 23220
 804-215-0019  2021 / 2
Michael Mackager York, Esq.
 
Wehner & York, P.C.
11860 Sunrise Valley Dr Ste 100
Reston, VA 20191
 703-476-8000  2022 / 1
James Michael McCauley, Esq.
Liaison
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-0026
 804-775-0565  ---- / -
Updated: Jul 03, 2019