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Geoffrey F. Birkhead (access required)

Norfolk attorney Geoffrey F. Birkhead, a partner at the firm of Vandeventer Black LLP, died Sept. 15. He was 58. A native of Baltimore, he grew up in Philadelphia and Huntington, W.Va. He graduated from Davidson College in 1968 and ...

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Bruce Rasmussen Dies at 57 (access required)

Bruce D. Rasmussen, a renowned Charlottesville trial lawyer, died July 31 at his Ivy home from lung cancer. He was 57. At his time of death, Mr. Rasmussen was president of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association; he served as president ...

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Richard E. Railey (access required)

Courtland lawyer Richard E. Railey died July 31 at his summer residence in Nags Head, N.C. He was 82. A native of Northhampton County, N.C., he earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After ...

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I. Thomas Benson (access required)

Ingram Thomas Benson, an Arlington lawyer who specialized in pension planning, died July 29 in Richmond. He was 88. Mr. Benson, who went by Tom, was a native of North Dakota and earned a chemistry degree from Carleton College in ...

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Levin Franklin Davis (access required)

Longtime Accomac lawyer Levin Franklin Davis died June 17. He was 79. A native of Painter, he graduated from the University of Virginia and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. After the war, ...

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David B. Kinney (access required)

Arlington lawyer David B. Kinney died July 13. He was 83. A native of Belfast, N.Y, he graduated from Alma College in Michigan in 1943. During World War II, he was not eligible for military service due to a medical ...

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Elizabeth Rust Williams (access required)

Elizabeth Rust Williams, the first female lawyer in Clarke County, died July 8. She was 59. She passed away at her 18th-century farm, Clermont, which her family had owned for many years and which friends said was her passion. Ms. ...

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Patrick Kennedy (access required)

Vienna trusts & estates lawyer Patrick Kennedy died suddenly on June 28. He was a partner in the firm of Cochran & Owen LLC. Born in Illinois in 1960, he received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, in 1983 from ...

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William G. Davis (access required)

Franklin County lawyer William G. “Bill” Davis died at his home on Feb. 27 after a four-year battle with cancer. He was 61. A 1964 graduate of Virginia Military Institute, he earned his law degree three years later from the ...

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Sam D. Eggleston Jr. (access required)

Retired Nelson County lawyer Sam D. Eggleston Jr., died June 27 in Charlottesville. He was 77. A native of Campbell County, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1946 and served in the Philippines and Japan. He was discharged three ...

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