VSB Council

Council is an 81-person body, consisting of 65 lawyers elected from the 31 circuits throughout the Commonwealth, as well as nine at-large members appointed by the Supreme Court of Virginia, four conference chairs, and three officers. Council representation ranges from a high of 14 lawyers for Circuit 19 (Fairfax) to a minimum of one lawyer for 22 other circuits. Lawyers elect their Council representatives by popular vote through an online process in each circuit, or a few smaller circuits elect their Council representatives by voting at a meeting convened by the chief judge of the circuit. Council members may serve two three-year terms, but must be re-elected to serve a 2nd term.

Candidates are solicited January–March in Virginia Lawyer magazine, in emails, and online, and must collect 10 signatures of active, in-good-standing lawyers in their circuit on or before April 1 to be placed on the ballot. Ballots are emailed in mid-April, and Virginia lawyers have a few weeks to cast their ballots online. Learn about voluntary bar service opportunities.

Upcoming VSB Council Meetings may be found on the Calendar.

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Chidi Iregbulem JamesPresident19Blankingship & Keith, PC 4020 University Dr Ste 300 Fairfax, VA 22030 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2024COMMITTEE/C:65023:3853123JAMES, CHIDI
Michael MacKager YorkPresident Elect19Wehner & York, P.C. 11860 Sunrise Valley Dr Ste 100 Reston, VA 20191 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2024COMMITTEE/C:62922:3853154YORK, MICHAEL
Kenneth Brett MarstonPresident-Elect Designate23Gentry, Locke, Rakes & Moore 10 Franklin Road, SE P.O. Box 40013 Roanoke, VA 24022-0013 UNITED STATES3/15/20246/30/2024COMMITTEE/C:54614:4067261MARSTON, KENNETH
Stephanie Elaine GranaImmediate Past President14Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci, PC 7130 Glen Forest Dr Ste 400 Richmond, VA 23226 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2024COMMITTEE/C:54450:3762565GRANA, STEPHANIE
Damian Joseph HansenMember01Commonwealth Attorney's Office 307 Albemarle Dr Ste 200A Chesapeake, VA 23322-5577 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2026COMMITTEE/C:46280:22998HANSEN, DAMIAN
Jeremiah Andrew Denton, IVMember02Denton Law, PC 3330 Pacific Avenue #403 B Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2939 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2026COMMITTEE/C:85299:3854697DENTON, JEREMIAH
Naveed KalantarMember02Garriott Maurer, PLLC 5041 Corporate Woods Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23462 UNITED STATES7/1/20226/30/2025COMMITTEE/C:83774:3797927KALANTAR, NAVEED
Bretta Marie Zimmer LewisMember02Pender & Coward 222 Central Park Ave Ste 400 Virginia Beach, VA 23462-3026 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2026COMMITTEE/C:63651:3853554LEWIS, BRETTA
Matthew Ryan FosterMember03Bangel, Bangel & Bangel, L.L.P. 505 Court Street Portsmouth, VA 23704 UNITED STATES7/1/20226/30/2025COMMITTEE/C:76545:3797928FOSTER, MATTHEW
Charlene Aleatha MorringMember04Morring Law PLLC 125 St. Paul's Blvd Ste 301 Norfolk, VA 23510 UNITED STATES7/1/20226/30/2025COMMITTEE/C:64720:3797929MORRING, CHARLENE
Corrynn Jessica PetersMember04Phillips & Peters, PLLC Suite 600 109 E. Main Street Norfolk, VA 23510 UNITED STATES7/1/20216/30/2024COMMITTEE/C:67997:34660PETERS, CORRYNN
Caswell Wingfield RichardsonMember04Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney Sixth Floor 800 East City Hall Avenue Norfolk, VA 23510 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2026COMMITTEE/C:70625:3853863RICHARDSON, CASWELL
Thomas Gary ShaiaMember055301 S. Bay Hill Ct. Suffolk, VA 23435-3302 UNITED STATES7/1/20226/30/2025COMMITTEE/C:48240:3797930SHAIA, THOMAS
Derek Anthony DavisMember06Surry County Commonwealth's Attorney PO Box 456 Surry, VA 23883 UNITED STATES7/1/20226/30/2025COMMITTEE/C:87925:3797931DAVIS, DEREK
Patrick Craig MurphreyMember07Office of the City Attorney-DHS Annex 6060 Jefferson Ave 3rd Fl Newport News, VA 23605 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2026COMMITTEE/C:82261:3854165MURPHREY, PATRICK
Veronica Elaine MeadeMember08V. Meade Law, PLLC 1100 Exploration Way Suite 302-V Hampton, VA 23666 UNITED STATES7/1/20216/30/2024COMMITTEE/C:68806:34814MEADE, VERONICA
Susan Bradford TarleyMember09Tarley Robinson, PLC 4801 Courthouse St Ste 122 Williamsburg, VA 23188 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2026COMMITTEE/C:48145:3853557TARLEY, SUSAN
Edgar M. Wright, Jr.Member10PO Box 200 Buckingham, VA 23921-0200 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2026COMMITTEE/C:34795:3853559WRIGHT, EDGAR
Dale Wood PittmanMember11The Eliza Spotswood House 112-A West Tabb Street Petersburg, VA 23803 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2026COMMITTEE/C:36086:3854015PITTMAN, DALE
Plato George Eliades, IIMember12The Eliades Law Firm, P.L.L.C. 14000 N Enon Church Rd Chester, VA 23836 UNITED STATES7/1/20216/30/2024COMMITTEE/C:56854:29469ELIADES, PLATO