1st Circuit Candidates

David W. Bouchard

Graduated University of Virginia in 1967 with Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and Juris Doctorate in 1971. Traveled to Spain where I learned Spanish and taught Philosophy, Physics, Chemistry Calculus, Analytical Geometry in the American Schools in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria and Madrid Spain, until 1977.  

Since 1977, I have been engaged as a solo practitioner. I have a general practice and handle indigent and retained criminal cases in federal and state courts, residential and commercial sales, purchases, litigation, domestic relations, wills and estates and personal injury cases.

I have served on the Virginia State Bar Council and Judicial Nominations Committees.

My perspective as a solo practitioner with experience in various areas of law will serve the Bar Council as it moves forward to address increasing and changing technology issues, challenging social and diversity issues, and equal justice to all residents of the commonwealth.

Damian J. (DJ) Hansen

After graduating from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary in 1986, I served in the Navy JAG Corps for over seven years, and recently retired from the Navy Reserve after more than thirty years of service.  Upon discharge from active duty in 1994, I prosecuted violent crimes as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Norfolk, and for the last fifteen years have been a supervisory Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney in the City of Chesapeake. I believe my chosen career in public service will bring a unique perspective to the Bar Council. As a prosecutor, I have endeavored to ensure the fair treatment of crime victims and defendants alike. I was honored to have previously served on the Board of Governors of the Young Lawyers Conference and I look forward to the opportunity of serving the VSB again as their First Circuit representative.  

David L. Jones

I am seeking my first term on Bar Council. I am a graduate of Campbell University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in government, and a graduate of Regent University School of Law.

I think that I bring a unique perspective to the Bar Council of a twenty-year career dedicated to serving indigent clients through the Indigent Defense Commission.  I bring the perspective of balancing a heavy caseload, and ensuring that each client is represented fairly, and zealously. I also bring the perspective of a husband, father, and mentor to youth pursuing higher education, and a dedicated leader in church serving in numerous capacities. 

Serving on Bar Council would provide me with another opportunity to raise awareness of the need for continued, strong advocacy for every individual no matter what their station in life.

Updated: Apr 02, 2019