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May 03, 2022

Courtney M. Frazier Receives Young Lawyer of the Year Award

Courtney M. Frazier has been awarded the 2022 R. Edwin Burnette Jr. Young Lawyer of the Year Award by the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference. This award recognizes a young lawyer who demonstrates dedicated service to the conference, the legal profession, and the community.  

A native of Virginia Beach, Frazier works as an insurance defense attorney for Allstate Insurance in Richmond. She began her career as an attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia, assisting low-income clients in the areas of Landlord/Tenant, Public Benefits, Family, Consumer, Collections, and Elder Law. She later worked as an associate attorney at The Cooper Law Firm, P.C. in Virginia Beach. Frazier has been an active volunteer both within the Virginia State Bar and in her community.

In 2019 and 2021, Frazier received the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference Significant Service Award.
Within the VSB, Frazier has served as a co-director of the Oliver Hill/Samuel Tucker Pre-Law Institute, a joint project between the Bar’s Diversity Conference and Young Lawyers Conference, which encourages diversity in the law by exposing high school students to the legal profession at a week-long event at no cost to the students.  

In 2019, under Frazier’s direction, the Oliver Hill/Samuel Tucker Pre-Law Institute won first place in the Embracing Diversity Challenge hosted by the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.  

Frazier has also served as a co-director of the Professional Development Conference since 2020. Each year, the Professional Development Conference committee organizes a low-cost CLE program, usually on topics of particular interest to young lawyers. The program is open to all Virginia lawyers and has been well attended by attorneys of varying ages and practice experience.  

In her community, Frazier participates in the University of Richmond Mentor Network, mentoring undergraduate students interested in legal careers, in addition to the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Success in Law School Mentoring Program, a national organization that challenges “the legal profession to prepare future generations of diverse talent for the highest positions of leadership.”   

Frazier has also served as a member of the Green Run Collegiate School Board of Directors. Green Run Collegiate is a public charter school in Virginia Beach that focusses on removing barriers to high achievement for socioeconomically disadvantaged students. 

Frazier received her undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond in 2012, cum laude, and her Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2015. She currently resides in Richmond and enjoys traveling with family and friends.  

The award will be presented at the YLC luncheon at the Annual Meeting on June 17 in Virginia Beach.



Updated: May 03, 2022