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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 in Virginia while advocating for the fairness of Virginia’s civil justice system. Many of the top plaintiff personal injury lawyers in Virginia are members of this trusted organization.

The VTLA is 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 the VTLA 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

Directory of Personal Injury Lawyers in Virginia

Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of personal injury lawyers in Virginia which includes both VTLA members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a personal injury attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the VTLA and other professional associations. This includes recognition for VTLA past presidents and VTLA members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the VTLA.

Use this directory to find a Vermont personal injury lawyer along with attorneys in Virginia practicing other areas of law near your local area. Start by choosing your county from the list below.

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