Paul E. Fletcher
Paul served as publisher and editor-in-chief at Virginia Lawyers Weekly from 1989 to 2017; in January 2017, he became group editor-in-chief for the BridgeTower Media operations in Virginia and the Carolinas. In that capacity, he oversees the editorial content of four newspapers in three states: Virginia Lawyers Weekly, NC Lawyers Weekly, SC Lawyers Weekly and The Mecklenburg Times. Before joining VLW, 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 immediate past president of the Society of Professional Journalists, the largest and most broad-based journalism group in the country.
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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 email@example.com.
Rebecca M. Lightle
Rebecca joined Virginia Lawyers Weekly as Opinion Editor in January 2018. She comes to VLW from the Richmond office of Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott, where she was an associate handling employment and general civil litigation cases. She practiced law for a year in Tallahassee, Florida, before moving to Virginia. Lightle is a 2014 graduate, magna cum laude, of the Florida State University College of Law; she served as an Articles Editor of the FSU Law Review. She earned her undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University in 2004 and an M.A. in political science from The Ohio State University four years later. She is a member of the Florida and Virginia bars. Rebecca can by reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jordan came to Virginia Lawyers Weekly as Digital Editor in September 2016. Since graduating from Virginia Wesleyan University in Norfolk in 2012, he’s had stints at the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Danville Register & Bee. Jordan can be reached by email at email@example.com.