September 09, 2022

Cameron Rountree Named Executive Director of Virginia State Bar

RoundtreeOn September 8, 2022, the Supreme Court of Virginia approved the recommendation of the Virginia State Bar Council to appoint Cameron M. Rountree as the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Virginia State Bar, the administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia responsible for the licensure of the over 50,000 lawyers of the Commonwealth.

In August, the Virginia State Bar Executive Director Search Task Force voted unanimously to recommend Rountree to the VSB Council for the position. VSB Council unanimously approved Rountree’s recommendation at a special meeting on September 7, and the nomination was sent to the Court for final decision.

Rountree joined the VSB from Williams Mullen in March 2019 as deputy executive director and has served as the interim executive director since Karen A. Gould retired from the role at the end of July. At Williams Mullen, Rountree handled a broad range of civil matters and commercial litigation, as well as white collar and criminal defense. 

Prior to private practice, he garnered significant trial experience as a special assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. Rountree is a former law clerk to the Hon. Tommy E. Miller, U.S. Magistrate Judge. 

After graduation from the University of Virginia, Rountree served as a surface warfare officer in the United States Navy, and he remains an active member of the United States Navy Reserve. 

Rountree received his J.D. from William & Mary School of Law and a master’s degree, with distinction, from the United States Naval War College in national security and strategic studies.

The Virginia State Bar was created in 1938 by the Virginia General Assembly as an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia, unifying Virginia lawyers into a mandatory state bar. The Virginia State Bar is a state agency that protects the public by educating and assisting lawyers to practice ethically and competently, and by disciplining those who violate the Supreme Court's Rules of Professional Conduct, all at no cost to Virginia taxpayers. Learn more about the VSB.