March 18, 2024

K. Brett Marston Named 2024–25 President-elect of the Virginia State Bar

Portrait of K. Brett Marston.

Running unopposed, K. Brett Marston, managing partner of Gentry Locke Attorneys in Roanoke, has been named 2024-25 president-elect of the Virginia State Bar. In accordance with the Bylaws of the Virginia State Bar, Part I, Article III, Sec. 3., Marston will be elected as the 2024–25 president-elect of the VSB at the 2024 Annual Meeting in May. His term as president-elect will begin July 1.

Marston is a current member of the VSB Committee on Legal Ethics and the Committee on Professionalism. He has served on VSB Council, Executive Committee, as chair of the Construction Law Section, as a member of the Committee on Budget and Finance, as a Professionalism Course faculty member, and on the VSB Young Lawyers Conference Board of Governors. He is an active member of the Construction Law Section Board of Governors and the Litigation Section.

In addition to his responsibilities as the firm’s managing partner, Marston is a member of Gentry Locke’s Construction Law practice group and has extensive experience in construction contract negotiations and preparation, payment disputes, mechanic’s liens, bond claims, construction defects, delay claims, insurance, and OSHA matters. He handles significant construction matters in federal and state courts as well as arbitration and mediation for general contractors, subcontractors, owners, design professionals, and suppliers.

He was inducted as a Virginia Law Foundation Fellow in 2019. He has been a member of the Roanoke Bar Association since 1994 and has served in many roles, including as president in 2006. He has received the Roanoke Bar Association President’s Volunteer Service Award, Silver Level, for community service. Additionally, he received the Virginia State Bar R. Edwin Burnette Jr. Young Lawyer of the Year Award in 2004.

Marston is originally from Appomattox. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the George Mason University School of Law. He is married to Colleen Myers Marston, and has two sons, Luke, who is a recent admittee to the VSB, and William, a graduate student at George Mason University.