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Congratulations to Lorrie Sinclair Taylor on being recognized as a 2019 Leader in the Law!
‘Leaders in the Law’ and ‘Up & Coming Lawyers’ for 2019 named
By: Virginia Lawyers Weekly September 6, 2019
Virginia Lawyers Media, the publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, has announced the 2019 class of “Leaders in the Law.”
Now in its 14th year, this awards program recognizes the lawyers across the commonwealth who are setting the standard for other Virginia lawyers. “Leaders” are recognized for changing the law, serving the community, changing practice or improving Virginia’s justice system, among other accomplishments.
And, new this year, Virginia Lawyers Media has named “In-House Leaders in the Law” as a separate category. This honor recognizes leading lawyers who work in-house or as corporate counsel for a Virginia company.
The Class of 2019 “Leaders in the Law” are:
Phillip V. Anderson, Frith, Anderson + Peake, Roanoke
Renu M. Brennan, Virginia State Bar, Richmond
Elliott M. Buckner, Breit Cantor Grana Buckner, Richmond
John M. Cooper, Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, Norfolk
John G. “Chip” Dicks, Gentry Locke, Richmond
Ronald S. Evans, Barnes & Diehl, Richmond
William E. Franczek, Vandeventer Black, Norfolk
Melanie A. Friend, CowanGates, Richmond
T. Daniel Frith III, Frith Ellerman Dacis, Roanoke
Rebecca Geller, The Geller Law Group, Fairfax
Mark K. Groves, Glasser and Glasser, Norfolk
Claire Guthrie Gastanaga, ACLU of Virginia, Richmond
Elizabeth Hanes, Consumer Litigation Associates, Richmond
Monroe “Mike” Kelly, Williams Mullen, Virginia Beach
Jason W. Konvicka, Allen Allen Allen & Allen, Richmond
Anne C. Lahren, Pender & Coward, Virginia Beach
Christie A. Leary, Leary Porter Law, Fairfax
Deborah G. Matthews, Law Office of Deborah G. Matthews, Alexandria
John B. Mumford Jr., Hancock Daniel & Johnson, Richmond
Paul F. Nichols, Nichols Zauzig Sandler, Woodbridge
Eric M. Page, Eckert Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, Richmond
Hon. Jayne A. Pemberton, Chesterfield County J&DR Court, Chesterfield
Brian R. Pitney, Sands Anderson, Richmond
Christine L. Poarch, Poarch Law Firm, Roanoke
Michael W. Robinson, Venable, Tysons Corner
Sen. Glen H. Sturtevant Jr., The Rawls Law Group, Richmond
Lorrie Sinclair Taylor, Biberaj, Snow & Sinclair, Leesburg
J. Tracy Walker, McGuireWoods, Richmond
Kathleen Grace Walsh, Law Office of Kathleen Grace Walsh, Occoquan
Jeremy P. White, Virginia Legal Aid Society, Lynchburg
The members of the inaugural class of “In-House Leaders in the Law” are:
Joseph H. Carpenter IV, Norfolk Southern Corporation, Norfolk
Adam Casagrande, ADS Inc., Virginia Beach
Andrea Z. Warmbier, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton
Now in its fourth year, “Up & Coming Lawyers” recognizes lawyers across the commonwealth who are making their mark within their first 10 years of practice. These are the lawyers who are the leaders of the profession in the future.
The members of the Class of 2019 are:
Nicholas V. Albu, Reed Smith, McLean
Nina-Alice Antony, Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, Charlottesville
W. Thomas Chappell, Vandeventer Black, Norfolk
Deborah Yeng Collins, Sullivan Collins Law Group, Norfolk
Diana H. D’Alessandro, Pesner Altmiller Melnick & DeMers, Tysons Corner
Amanda E. DeBerry, Boleman Law Firm, Richmond
Audra M. Dickens, McCandlish Holton, Richmond
William Dickinson III, Kaleo Legal, Richmond
Catherine J. Huff, Gentry Locke, Roanoke
Del. Jay Jones, Bischoff Martingayle, Norfolk
H. Scott Kelly, Troutman Sanders, Richmond
Jordan E. McKay, MichieHamlett, Charlottesville
Daniel M. Payne, Murphy & McGonigle, Richmond
Ryan D. Ruzic, Public Defender’s Office, Warrenton
Nathan H. Schnetzler, Frith Anderson + Peake, Roanoke
Caroline W. Stanton, Williams Mullen, Charlottesville
These honorees, along with the “Up & Coming Lawyers” Class of 2019, will be celebrated at a reception on Oct. 22 at the John Marshall Hotel in Richmond.
The “Leader of the Year,” voted by the 2019 “Leaders” themselves, will be announced at this reception.
Each honoree also will be profiled in a special supplement that will be distributed at the event and inserted into Virginia Lawyers Weekly in October.