News and Information
June 30, 2020

Jay B. Myerson Is VSB President-elect for 2020-21

Jay B. Myerson of Reston (left) is the Virginia State Bar president-elect for 2020-21 and will serve as president for 2021-2022. Myerson, who was unopposed in his bid for the presidency, will succeed current president Brian L. Buniva (center) of Richmond, who was sworn in as VSB president on June 30th, succeeding Marni E. Byrum (right). 

Myerson, who formally assumes his VSB president-elect position on July 1st, founded The Myerson Law Group, P.C. and supervises a six-attorney domestic, criminal, and civil litigation practice in Fairfax County. He is the first VSB president whose law firm is based in the community of Reston.

Myerson was twice elected to Bar Council, representing the 19th Circuit from 2014 to 2019. He has been a member of the VSB's Executive Committee since 2018. Myerson has been a member of the VSB’s Standing Committee on Budget and Finance for seven years, and recently completed his second three-year appointment on the VSB’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics. Myerson has also served as a member of the Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course faculty, the VSB’s Study Group on Online Elections, and the 19th Judicial Circuit Committee on Resolution of Fee Disputes.

Myerson is a past president of the Fairfax Bar Association (FBA), and for many years led its efforts to obtain judicial funding. He is a five-time recipient of the FBA’s President’s Award and was the 2018 recipient of the Local Bar Leader of the Year Award from the VSB’s Conference of Local and Specialty Bars.

Myerson has served in the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates and is a past president of the George Mason American Inn of Court.

 

A graduate of Georgetown University and Georgetown Law School, Myerson is a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation and has been a member of the Fairfax Law Foundation’s Board of Directors since 2012.

Myerson and his wife Barbara are the parents of three grown children – Josh, Jennifer Samuelson (Patrick) and Matthew (Annie Savage) — and have a young granddaughter.

“It will be a privilege to work with the many talented bar leaders across Virginia,” Myerson said. “I’m especially looking forward to working with the wonderful VSB staff, the Chief Justice and other justices on our Supreme Court.”

 

Caption: Jay B. Myerson, VSB president-elect, left; Brian L. Buniva, VSB president; and Marni E. Byrum, VSB immediate-past president came together on June 30, 2020, for the induction ceremony of President Buniva at the Supreme Court of Virginia in Richmond.

Updated: Jun 30, 2020