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Herbert I.L. Feild (access required)

Retired Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Herbert Iverson Lewis Feild died May 25. He was 73. Judge Feild attended public schools in Gloucester County, Randolph-Macon College, and received a J.D. degree from the University of Richmond law school in 1957. ...

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James E. Sheffield (access required)

Former Richmond Circuit Judge James E. Sheffield, the first African-American appointed to a Virginia court since Reconstruction, died March 28. He was 80. Born in Hot Springs, Ark., Judge Sheffield earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in ...

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Michael A. Groot (access required)

Buena Vista lawyer Michael A. Groot died Dec. 19, 2012. He was 46. A graduate of the College of William & Mary, he attended the Washington & Lee University law school, where his late father, Roger D. Groot, was a ...

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Clifton A. Woodrum III (access required)

Clifton A. “Chip” Woodrum III, a Roanoke lawyer who served in the Virginia House of Delegates for nearly a quarter-century, died Feb. 19 in Naples, Fla. He was 74. Del. Woodrum, a Democrat, served from 1980 to 2003 in the ...

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John H. Tate Jr. (access required)

Marion lawyer John H. Tate Jr. died on Dec. 11 after a brief illness. He was 74. Mr. Tate was born in Coeburn and grew up in Bluefield, Va. He attended Washington & Lee University and graduated from William & ...

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Daniel J. Meador (access required)

Daniel J. Meador, a former dean of the University of Alabama law school and a retired law professor at the University of Virginia, died Feb. 9 in Charlottesville. He was 86. The cause of death was leukemia, a family friend ...

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Murray J. Janus (access required)

Murray J. Janus, a Richmond criminal defense lawyer for 50 years, died Jan. 26 at age 74. Mr. Janus was the former president and a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the John Marshall Inn ...

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Douglas A. Barry (access required)

Douglas A. Barry, former president at the Richmond-based firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen, passed away on Jan. 31. He was 55. Mr. Barry graduated from the University of Virginia in 1979 and received his law degree at the ...

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Jeffrey O’Connell (access required)

Jeffrey O’Connell, a pioneer of insurance law reform and a member of the University of Virginia law school faculty for 32 years, died Jan. 6 at age 84. Prof. O’Connell, who graduated from the Harvard law school, joined U.Va. law ...

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