Virginia Lawyers Media, the publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, has announced the 2013 class of “Leaders in the Law.”
Now in its eighth year, this awards program recognizes the lawyers across the commonwealth who are setting the standard for other lawyers in Virginia. “Leaders” are recognized for changing the law, serving the community, changing practice or improving Virginia’s justice system, among other accomplishments.
The Class of 2013 honorees are:
Heidi W. Abbott, Hunton & Williams, Richmond
Joel R. Branscom, Botetourt County Commonwealth’s Attorney, Fincastle
Matthew W. Broughton, Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, Roanoke
Marni E. Byrum, McQuade Byrum PLLC, Alexandria
Sandra Chinn-Gilstrap, Woods Rogers PLC, Danville
Thomas J. Curcio, Curcio Law, Alexandria
S. Miles Dumville, Reed Smith LLP, Richmond
Karen L. Fortier, Karen L. Fortier PC, Virginia Beach
Jeffrey H. Geiger, Sands Anderson PC, Richmond
Nina J. Ginsberg, DiMuroGinsberg PC, Alexandria
Jill A. Hanken, Virginia Poverty Law Center, Richmond
Patrick W. Herman, Vandeventer Black, Norfolk
James Hingeley, Albemarle-Charlottesville Public Defender, Charlottesville
Stephen A. Isaacs, Law Office of Stephen A. Isaacs, Richmond
Gary W. Kendall, MichieHamlett, Charlottesville
Thomas C. Kleine, Troutman Sanders LLP, Virginia Beach
Tara M. Lee, DLA Piper, Reston
George K. Martin, McGuireWoods LLP, Richmond
Bruce H. Matson, LeClairRyan, Richmond
John B. McCammon, The McCammon Group, Richmond
John D. McGavin, Bancroft, McGavin, Horvath & Judkins PC, Fairfax
Neil A.G. McPhie, Tully Rinckey PLLC, Arlington
James V. Meath, Williams Mullen, Richmond
Jay B. Myerson, The Myerson Law Group, Reston
U.S. Magistrate Judge David J. Novak, Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond
Paula L. Peaden, Parker, Pollard, Wilton & Peaden, Richmond
Mark E. Rubin, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond
James R. Schroll, Bean, Kinney & Korman PC, Arlington
Thomas R. Scott Jr., The Street Law Firm, Grundy
John R. Walk, Hirschler Fleischer PC, Richmond
The honorees will be celebrated at a reception on Oct. 17 at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond. The “Leader of the Year,” voted on by the Class of 2013 honorees themselves, will be announced at this reception.
Each honoree also will be profiled in a special publication that will be distributed at the event and inserted into Virginia Lawyers Weekly in late October.
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