Nathan J.D. Veldhuis, Chair

The Litigation Section’s membership as of June 30, 2019 was 3,473, making this the largest section of the Virginia State Bar. Our budget for 2018-19 was $35,280.

In-person meetings of the Section Board were held on September 28, 2018 and November 16, 2018 (Richmond), February 15, 2019 (Warrenton), April 5, 2019 (Charlottesville) and June 13, 2019 (Steinhilber’s, Virginia Beach).

The board allocated $5,000 to be split between the Chesterfield Rule of Law Day and the Virginia Supreme Court’s Rule of Law Day in Richmond.  

Fall & Spring Newsletters were published electronically under the direction of our newsletter editor, Professor Jennifer Franklin of William & Mary Law School. Most articles were generously authored by members of the Board or in collaboration with other members of Bench and Bar. These are available on the web site. 

Board Member, Robert Byrne, MartinWren, Charlottesville, collaborated with the Federal Law Section to put on a very well-attended CLE at the EDVA Court house, Richmond

A dedicated issue of Virginia Lawyer magazine with photograph of the chair and members of the Board, issued in October 2018.

A very successful, extremely well-attended and informative Showcase CLE was presented at the Annual Meeting in June 2019: “Finding Civility in Discovery,” arranged by Nathan J. D. Veldhuis (Litigation Section Board Chair) and Lauren McLaughlin and Arnie Mason (Construction and Public Contracts Section) & Carter Younger (Senior Lawyers Conference), with the following speakers:

  • Michael Robinson, Venable, LLP, Tysons
  • Hon. Jan L. Brodie (ret.), Williamsburg
  • Hon F. Bradford Stillman (ret.), Norfolk
  • Thomas E. Spahn, McGuire Woods, LLP, McLean

MODERATOR: Nathan J. D. Veldhuis, Veldhuis Law Group, PLLC, Richmond

The section held its annual business meeting in conjunction with the State Bar’s Annual Meeting in June 2019, in Virginia Beach.

The following officers and board members were elected: J. Matthew Haynes Jr., chair; W. Bradford Stallard, vice chair; Robert E. Byrne, Jr., secretary; and Brian S. Wheeler, treasurer.

Updated: Oct 15, 2019