Virginia State Bar

707 East Main Street, Suite 1500
Richmond, VA 23219-2800
Telephone: (804) 775-0500
Fax: (804) 775-0501
Email: vsb@vsb.org
Web: http://www.vsb.org

Overview

Established: 1938
Total Number of Members: 39,026
Membership is: Compulsory
Memberships in Other Bar Associations: Southern Conference of Bar Associations

Bar Profile:
The Virginia State Bar was created by the General Assembly of Virginia in 1938 as an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia. The State Bar operates under Rules of the Virginia Supreme Court and bylaws adopted by a Council, its governing body which is elected pursuant to the Rules of Court. As the mandatory (unified) bar of Virginia, the State Bar's membership is comprised of all attorneys licensed to practice law in the state.

The principal purpose of the Virginia State Bar is to uphold and maintain high ethical standards among members of the legal profession. As an administrative arm of the Virginia Supreme Court, the Virginia State Bar is charged with the responsibility of regulating the profession and handling disciplinary matters involving attorneys, as well as unauthorized practice of law complaints. While the State Bar is primarily a regulatory agency, it also provides essential educational and professional services for its members, including administration of a mandatory professionalism course for new members.

Current Officers & Leadership

President
Irving M. Blank, Esq.
ParisBlank, LLP
1st Floor
1804 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: 804-355-0691
Fax: 804-353-1839

President-Elect
George W. Shanks, Esq.
Miller, Earle & Shanks, PLLC
Suite 200
136 General Drive
PO Box 246
Luray, VA 22835
Phone: 540-743-4511
Fax: 540-743-3591

Executive Director
Karen A. Gould
707 East Main Street, Suite 1500
Richmond, VA 23219-2800
Phone: 804-775-0500

Contacts

Continuing Legal Education Director
Gale M. Cartwright
Phone: 804-775-0578

Membership Director
Diana L. Balch
Phone: 804-775-0535

Disciplinary Clerk
Barbara S. Lanier
Phone: 804-775-0573

Information Services Director
William H. Dickinson
Phone: 804-775-0511

Public Information & Services
Rodney A. Coggin
Phone: 804-775-0585

ANNUAL MEETINGS
Purpose: To install officers; hear annual report of council actions, provide CLE workshops / special programs
June 17-20, 2010 Virginia Beach, Virginia

Sections

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW SECTION
Chair: Vishwa Bhargava Link, Esq.
McGuireWoods LLP
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-775-4330
Fax: 804-698-2151

ANTITRUST LAW SECTION
Chair: Wendell Landray Taylor, Esq.
1721 Oakcrest Drive
Alexandria, VA 22302
Phone: 202-955-1627
Fax: 202-857-3898

BANKRUPTCY LAW SECTION
Chair: Roy Madison Terry, Jr., Esq.
DurretteBradshaw, P.C.
20th Floor
600 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-775-6900
Fax: 804-775-6911

BUSINESS LAW SECTION
Chair: Mark Edward Slaughter, Esq.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Suite 2000
222 Central Park Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: 757-687-7538
Fax: 757-687-7510

CONSTRUCTION LAW SECTION
Chair: Gregory Thomas St. Ours, Esq.
Wharton, Aldhizer & Weaver, P.L.C.
100 South Mason Street
P.O. Box 20028
Harrisonburg, VA 22801-7528
Phone: 540-438-5334
Fax: 540-434-5502

CORPORATE COUNSEL SECTION
Chair: Noreen Margaret Tama, Esq.
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Room 3D0634
3225 Gallows Road
Fairfax, VA 22037-0001
Phone: 703-846-1712
Fax: 703-846-5261

CRIMINAL LAW SECTION
Chair: Richard Edward Trodden, Esq.
4614 South 3rd Street
Arlington, VA 22204-1304
Phone: 703-892-1839

EDUCATION OF LAWYERS
Chair: Lawrence H. Hoover, Jr., Esq.
Hoover Penrod PLC
342 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3628
Phone: 540-433-2444
Fax: 540-433-3916

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SECTION
Chair: Joseph John Tannery, Esq.
4109 Hanover Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
Phone: 804-353-1932

FAMILY LAW SECTION
Chair: Peter William Buchbauer, Esq.
110 North Braddock Street
PO Box 115
Winchester, VA 22604
Phone: 540-722-2300
Fax: 540-722-3174

GENERAL PRACTICE SECTION
Chair: Elizabeth Kay Dillon, Esq.
Guynn, Memmer & Dillon, P.C.
415 South College Avenue
Salem, VA 24153
Phone: 540-387-2320
Fax: 540-389-2350

HEALTH LAW SECTION
Chair: Alan Stuart Goldberg, Esq.
Suite 205
6845 Elm Street
McLean, VA 22101
Phone: 703-915-4790

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SECTION
Chair: Susan Marie Dadio, Esq.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC
Suite 500
1737 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-836-6620
Fax: 703-836-2021

INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE SECTION
Chair: John Michael Huddle, Esq.
The Global Law Group, PLC
Suite 100
1011 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-788-4480
Fax: 804-788-4490

LITIGATION SECTION
Chair: Gregory Joseph Haley, Esq.
Gentry, Locke, Rakes & Moore
10 Franklin Road, SE
P.O. Box 40013
Roanoke, VA 24022-0013
Phone: 540-983-9368
Fax: 540-983-9400

LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAW SECTION
Chair: Elizabeth Kay Dillon, Esq.
Guynn, Memmer & Dillon, P.C.
415 South College Avenue
Salem, VA 24153
Phone: 540-387-2320
Fax: 540-389-2350

MILITARY LAW SECTION
Chair: Neal Allen Puckett, Esq.
Unit 1505
2181 Jamieson Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314-5753
Phone: 202-340-0069
Fax: 202-318-7652

REAL PROPERTY SECTION
Chair: Joseph Miller Cochran, Esq.
Richmond and Fishburne, L.L.P.
214 East High Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902-5177
Phone: 434-977-8590
Fax: 434-296-9861

SENIOR LAWYERS CONFERENCE
Chair: John Grant Mizell, Jr., Esq.
Spinella, Owings & Shaia, P.C.
Suite One
8550 Mayland Drive
Richmond, VA 23294-4704
Phone: 804-747-0920
Fax: 804-747-0168

TAXATION SECTION
Chair: David Scott Lionberger, Esq.
Hirschler Fleischer
PO Box 500
Richmond, VA 23218-0500
Phone: 804-771-9543
Fax: 804-644-0957

TRUSTS AND ESTATES SECTION
Chair: Julie A. King, Esq.
Julie A. King, PLC
Suite A
820 East High Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: 434-825-4172
Fax: 434-389-1519