17th Circuit Candidates

Adam D. Elfenbein

I have been a member of the VSB since 1987 and a solo practitioner in Arlington since 1993. I have served three full prior terms on VSB council, 2008 through 2014; and 2016-2019. I have served as chairman of the UPL committee. I am serving on the Clients' Protection Fund Board.  

I have attended every meeting during my terms. I provided the membership (via Arlington Bar Association emails) with newsletters on the major issues.  

Each meeting brings a new set of interesting issues such as the current wellness campaign and changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct. Please email any questions to: elflaw@verizon.net. I humbly ask for your vote.

Greg Hunter

Even though my life has taken me to a lot of places, from college in Salt Lake City to graduate school in Moscow, law school in Charlottesville and a fair amount of work and travel elsewhere, Arlington is my home. I live in Ballston and I’ve kept an office across the street from the courthouse since 2001, practicing criminal defense in state and federal courts across Northern Virginia. 

While we share a lot of common interests and concerns with the rest of the commonwealth, there are times when the needs and views of Arlington’s courts and lawyers differ from those in Alexandria and Fairfax, let alone in Richmond or Roanoke. It has been my privilege to represent Arlington and Falls Church before the Virginia State Bar for several years now, and with important issues like criminal discovery reform on the horizon I’m asking for your vote again. 

Joshua D. Katcher

Josh Katcher has been an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in the Arlington Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for eight years. He is also cross-designated as a Special Assistant US Attorney. Josh has been involved in all types of prosecution, from traffic infractions to murders. Josh regularly trains and instructs officers from multiple local law enforcement agencies.  

Josh is currently President of the Arlington County Bar Association, a member of the Arlington County Bar Foundation, and has previously served on the board of the Arlington County Law Library. Josh is a frequent instructor at Arlington County Bar Association CLEs.     

If elected, Josh hopes to share his prospective as a trial attorney, a young parent, and as an involved member of the local legal community.  

Josh lives in Arlington county with his wife, his daughter, and his dog Louie.

Ryan W. Twiss

I, Ryan W. Twiss, am seeking election to the Virginia State Bar Council for the 17th Circuit. I am a real estate settlement attorney with Prestige Title & Escrow. I graduated from Washington of College of Law at American University in 2013 and moved to Arlington with my fiancé in 2016.

Prior to Prestige Title & Escrow, I was with Kase & Associates, focused on real estate as a settlement attorney. I also have a variety of experiences with a homebuilder and private equity firm, which experience I hope to bring to the Council.

If elected to serve the 17th Circuit on the Council, I would attend every meeting with the goal of representing the collective interests of fellow Arlington attorneys in conjunction with furthering the mission of the Virginia State Bar. I ask for your support and vote to represent the 17th Circuit on the Virginia State Bar Council.

Updated: Apr 03, 2019