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Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA)

About the VTLA


  • Established: 1959
  • Location: Richmond, Virginia

Mission and History

The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association was first established in Williamsburg in 1959. Today, VTLA is headquartered in Richmond, VA.

With approximately 2,000 members across the Commonwealth, the VTLA represents clients across a large number of practice areas.

The VTLA is committed to enhancing the knowledge, skills and professionalism of trial lawyers while advocating for the fairness of Virginia’s civil justice system.

The VTLAis a nonprofit, nonstock corporation organized under the provisions of the Virginia Nonstock Corporation Act. Va. Code Sec. 13.1-801 et seq.The heart of theVTLA is the attorneys who volunteer on Board committees.



Executive Council

Elliott Matthew Buckner
Richmond, VA
Craig Brian Davis
Richmond, VA
Bridget Newcomb Long
Vice President
Richmond, VA
T Vaden Warren Jr
Vice President
Charlottesville, VA
Joanna Lee Suyes
Vice President
Richmond, VA
Derrick LaMonde Walker
Vice President
Virginia Beach, VA
Melissa Grace Ray
Woodbridge, VA
Paul Ramon Hernandez
Norfolk, VA
Jason Wade Konvicka
Immediate Past President
Richmond, VA

VTLA Board of Governors Active on Lawyer Legion

Donald W Marcari
Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, P.C.
Charlotte, NC
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John Cooper
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
Portsmouth, VA
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Robert E. Byrne, Jr.
MartinWren, P.C.
Charlottesville, VA
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Jonathan E Halperin
Halperin Law Center
Glen Allen, VA
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Steven Mark Garver
Divorce Mediation Associates, Ltd.
Reston, VA
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Lisa D Barnett
Shevlin Smith
Fairfax, VA
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Contact the VTLA

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA)
919 East Main Street Suite 620
Richmond, VA 23219
Office: (804) 343-1143
Fax: (804) 343-7124

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