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Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Paul E. Fletcher

Paul has been publisher and editor-in-chief at Virginia Lawyers Weekly since 1989. Before joining the newspaper, he practiced law in Southwest Virginia for three years with White, Elliott & Bundy; his practice concentrated on commercial litigation and employment law. A 1985 graduate of the Washington & Lee University law school, he also holds degrees from the College of William & Mary and Emory University. He has won numerous state and national journalism awards, including honors for editorial, column and feature writing. He is the national president-elect of the Society of Professional Journalists, the largest and most broad-based journalism group in the country.
Paul can be reached by e-mail at paul.fletcher@valawyersmedia.com.

Executive Editor

Deborah Elkins

Deborah has been executive editor of Virginia Lawyers Weekly since 1993, and opinion editor for the paper since 1986. She received her J.D. degree in 1984 from the University of Toledo College of Law, where she was student articles editor for the law review. She was admitted to the Ohio bar the same year. She earned a B.A. from Kansas State University in 1975 and an M.L.S. from Indiana University in 1978. She was admitted to the Virginia bar in 1986. She was a staff attorney at the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond from 1984 to 1986. Deborah can be reached by e-mail at deborah.elkins@valawyersmedia.com.

News Editor

Peter Vieth

Peter joined Virginia Lawyers Weekly as Legal Editor in March 2008.  A 1992 graduate of the University of Richmond law school, he practiced in Roanoke with WootenHart from 1992 to 2005, handling insurance defense work, including medical malpractice, products liability and personal injury cases.  He was with Crandall & Katt from 2005 until 2007; there, he had a plaintiff’s personal injury practice. Peter graduated in 1976 from the University of Maryland, where he studied broadcasting and journalism. He is based in Roanoke. Peter can be reached by e-mail at peter.vieth@valawyersmedia.com.

Web Editor

Sarah Stanley

Sarah has been web editor since 2007. She is a graduate of James Madison University. A Richmond native, she joined Virginia Lawyers Weekly in August of 2004 as office administrator. Her work includes maintaining and updating the Virginia Lawyers Weekly website and the Daily Alert, writing articles and organizing special publications. Sarah can be reached by e-mail at sarah.stanley@valawyersmedia.com.

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