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VLW announces 2021 Hall of Fame honorees

Paul Fletcher//April 19, 2021

VLW announces 2021 Hall of Fame honorees

Paul Fletcher//April 19, 2021

Virginia Lawyers Weekly has announced the Class of 2021 for the “Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame.”

The Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame honors Virginia lawyers age 60 and older. Criteria for inclusion in the Hall include career accomplishments, contributions to the development of the law in Virginia, contributions to the bar and to the commonwealth at large and efforts to improve the quality of justice in Virginia. The Class of 2021 honorees are:

  • Thomas E. Albro, Tremblay & Smith, Charlottesville
  • Edwin Brown Jr., The Brown Firm, Alexandria
  • Harris D. Butler III, Butler Curwood, Richmond
  • Mark T. Coberly, Vandeventer Black, Norfolk
  • Ronald S. Evans, Barnes & Diehl, Richmond
  • John H. Foote, Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, Prince William
  • H. Aubrey Ford III, Breit Cantor Grana Buckner, Richmond
  • John Cole Gayle Jr., The Consumer Law Group, Richmond
  • Nina J. Ginsberg, DiMuroGinsberg, Alexandria
  • Michael L. Goodman, Goodman Allen Donnelly, Richmond
  • Andrew H. Hook, Hook Law Center, Virginia Beach
  • Jon D. Huddleston, Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White, Leesburg
  • David J. Johnson, Virginia Indigent Defense Commission, Richmond
  • Hon. (ret.) Stanley P. Klein, Blankingship & Keith, Fairfax
  • Sharon K. Lieblich, Sharon K. Lieblich PC, Fairfax
  • Susan M. Pesner, Pesner, Altmiller, Melnick & DeMers, Fairfax
  • Stephen M. Quillen, Stephen M. Quillen, Attorney-at-Law, Lebanon
  • Andrew J. Reinhardt, Reinhardt | Harper | Davis, Richmond
  • Justice (ret.) Jane Marum Roush, The McCammon Group, Fairfax
  • Martin D. Wegbreit, Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, Richmond
  • Anne Marie Whittemore, McGuireWoods, Richmond
  • Charles L. Williams, Gentry Locke, Roanoke
  • Carl J. Witmeyer, Witmeyer Law Firm, Ashland

Additionally, six members of the Class of 2021 are being honored posthumously:

  • Bernard S. Cohen, Alexandria
  • Judge Thomas R. Monroe, Arlington
  • Walter H. Peake III, Roanoke
  • M. Pierce Rucker, Richmond
  • Robert E. Shoun, Fairfax
  • William G. Thomas, Richmond

The honorees will be celebrated at an online program on May 18. Each honoree also will be profiled in a special supplement inserted into VLW in May.

Updated 5/4/21: Edwin Brown Jr. was incorrectly placed in the posthumous category in an earlier post. Mr. Brown is retired and now living in North Carolina. Virginia Lawyers Weekly apologizes for and regrets the error.

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