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VLW names 2022’s Influential Women of Law

Virginia Lawyers Weekly is happy to announce the 2022 class of “Influential Women of Law.”

This awards program honors women attorneys and judges for their excellent work on behalf of the justice system and for their clients, their commitment to their communities and their service to the profession.

The honorees will be celebrated at a recognition awards event on May 25 at the John Marshall Ballrooms in downtown Richmond. Each honoree also will be profiled in a special supplement that will be inserted into the May 30 issue of Virginia Lawyers Weekly.

Please join us in congratulating the Class of 2022:

  • Jessica Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Faith Alejandro, Sands Anderson
  • Erin Ashwell, McGuire Woods
  • Amy Ashworth, Prince William County Commonwealth’s ­Attorney
  • Judge Penny Azcarate, Fairfax County Circuit Court
  • Ellen Coley, ReavesColey
  • Sheila Costin, Holmes Costin & Marcus
  • Kimberly Daniel, Hancock Daniel
  • Ashley Davis, Allen Allen Allen Allen
  • Jessica Dixon, The Cooper Law Firm
  • Tia Fenton, Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt
  • Justine A. Fitzgerald, Hirschler
  • Sherry Fox, Fox Family Formation
  • Nicole Harrell, Kaufman & Canoles
  • Ellen Kennedy, Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Bretta Lewis, Wolcott Rivers Gates
  • Winta Mengisteab, Rees Broome
  • Lacey Parker, Charlottesville Public Defender Office
  • Julie Palmer, Harman Claytor Corrigan Wellman
  • Christine Piersall, Williams Mullen
  • Shyrell Reed, Moran Reeves Conn
  • Cliona Robb, ThompsonMcMullan
  • Anne Scher, VCU Health System
  • Kristina Skidmore, Odin Feldman Pittleman
  • Ashanté Latanya Smith, Troutman Pepper
  • Joanna Suyes, Marks and Harrison
  • Shannon Taylor, Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney
  • Diane Toscano, Toscano Law Group
  • Elizabeth Ufkes, Swartz, Taliaferro, Swartz and Goodove
  • Elizabeth Burgin Waller, WoodsRogers
  • Kathleen Walsh, The Law Offices of Kathleen Grace Walsh
  • Jennifer West, Spotts Fain
  • Susan Wiltsie, Hunton Andrews Kurth
  • Ashley Winsky, Gentry Locke
  • Amy Woolard, Legal Aid Justice Center