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Coy M. Kiser Jr. (access required)

Coy M. Kiser Jr., retired General District Judge of the 25th Judicial District, passed away on Jan. 28 in Augusta County. He was 79. Judge Kiser served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Guam during the Korean War. ...

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Matthew P. Geary (access required)

Matthew P. Geary, who previously ran as the GOP nominee for Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney, died unexpectedly on Jan. 29. He was 42. Mr. Geary served as Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Richmond from 2006 to 2009. While ...

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Charles V. Bashara (access required)

Norfolk lawyer Charles V. Bashara, who loved wearing fedoras and proudly telling courthouse staff that he was 80 and still working, collapsed in court Jan. 23 and died later that night, according to The Virginian-Pilot. Bashara fell and struck his ...

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Hal J. Bonney Jr. (access required)

Retired U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Hal J. Bonney Jr., who served on the bench for 25 years, died of cancer on Jan. 22 at his home in Norfolk. He was 82. A native of Norfolk, Judge Bonney earned his B.A. and ...

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Richard P. Kern (access required)

Richard P. Kern, the director of the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission, died Dec. 13 after a long battle with cancer. He was 58. Dr. Kern earned Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in criminology from Florida State University; he received his undergraduate ...

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Billie M. Millner (access required)

Newport News attorney Billie M. Millner died Dec. 1 after a brief illness. He was 82. Mr. Millner was born in Newport News and graduated from Newport News High School and Hampden-Sydney College, where he was inducted into Omicron Delta ...

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Frank S. Ferguson (access required)

Frank S. Ferguson of Chesterfield County died Nov. 24 after a long illness. He was 58. He had retired from the state attorney general’s office in late 2009, but continued to serve as counsel to the Virginia Lottery Department and ...

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J. Clifford Hutt (access required)

J. Clifford Hutt, who practiced law in the Northern Neck for more than four decades, died Nov. 13. He was 91. Mr. Hutt graduated from Virginia Tech, and he earned his law degree from the University of Richmond. Each of ...

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Bobby B. Stafford (access required)

Former Alexandria criminal defense lawyer Bobby B. Stafford died Nov. 8 in Winnsboro, S.C. He was 71. Mr. Stafford, who stood 6’8”, was known for his flamboyant but effective style in and out of the courtroom. He also was a ...

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