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William G. Harris (access required)

William G. Harris, retired senior partner and a founder of the Richmond-based law firm of McGuire Woods Battle & Boothe, died May 1 in Ocean Ridge, Fla. He was 83. A native of South Carolina, he moved to Richmond in ...

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Ralph N. Norvell (access required)

Ralph N. Norvell, a former professor at the George Mason University law school and dean of its predecessor school, died April 29 in Temple, Texas. He was 79. He was dean of the International School of Law in Arlington from ...

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Mavis C. Cobb (access required)

Mavis Clotilde Cobb, the first female member of the Fairfax Bar Association, died April 20 in Fairfax. She was 94. Ms. Cobb was the first woman to practice full-time in Fairfax, when she set up her office in 1958, according ...

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Curtis A. Sumpter (access required)

Curtis A. Sumpter, longtime commonwealth’s attorney in Floyd County, died April 9 of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 92. A native of Floyd County, Mr. Sumpter graduated from Roanoke College in 1929. He moved to Baltimore, where he worked for Western ...

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H. Lewis Chenault (access required)

H. Lewis Chenault, who practiced law in King William County for nearly 40 years, died March 30. He was 82. Mr. Chenault graduated from Virginia Polytechnical Institute in 1939. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from ...

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David M. Reizes (access required)

Virginia Beach lawyer David M. Reizes died March 14 of cancer. He was 56. A native of New York, Mr. Reizes received his undergraduate degree from Western Reserve University and his law degree from Brooklyn Law School. He earned a ...

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Edmund W. Hening Jr. (access required)

Retired Henrico Circuit Judge Edmund W. Hening Jr., who wrote the handbook of procedure for Virginia’s circuit judges and clerks, died April 6. He was 85. A native of Richmond, Judge Hening received his undergraduate and law degrees from the ...

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Reginald H. Pettus (access required)

Reginald H. Pettus, a Keysville lawyer and a former member of the House of Delegates, died March 21. He was 79. Mr. Pettus practiced law in Charlotte County for 52 years. He served the community in a number of positions ...

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William E. O'Brien (access required)

Retired patent lawyer William E. O’Brien died Feb. 27 in McLean. He was 73. Mr. O’Brien had been a partner in the Crystal City law firm of DePaoli & O’Brien. He practiced there from the early 1960s until his retirement ...

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