‘Influential Women of Law’ for 2019 named

Honoring women of law for their dedication to helping others and their commitment to excellence.

Virginia Lawyers Media, the publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, has announced the inaugural class of “Influential Women of Law.”

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

The Class of 2019 honorees are:

  • Maryse C. Allen, Compton & Duling, Woodbridge
  • Jennifer A. Brust, Bean, Kinney & Korman, Arlington
  • Susan M. Butler, ShounBach, Fairfax
  • Carole H. Capsalis, Turner & Kinney, Leesburg
  • Deborah M. Casey, VandeventerBlack, Norfolk
  • Doris H. Causey, Central Virginia Legal Aid, Richmond
  • Jane Sherman Chambers, Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council, Williamsburg
  • Janet W. Cho, LeClairRyan, Richmond
  • Angela Ciolfi, Legal Aid Justice Center, Charlottesville
  • Karen L. Cohen, Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, Manassas
  • Hon. Elizabeth K. Dillon, U.S. District Court, Roanoke
  • Cheshire I’Anson Eveleigh, WolcottRiversGates, Virginia Beach
  • Lisa M. Frisina, PennStuart, Richmond
  • Rebecca Geller, The Geller Law Group, Fairfax
  • Julie Curran Gerrock, Maddox & Gerrock, Falls Church
  • Nina J. Ginsberg, DiMuroGinsberg, Alexandria
  • Dean Risa L. Goluboff, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville
  • Stephanie E. Grana, Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana & Buckner, Richmond
  • Virginia C. Haizlip, McCandlish Lillard, Fairfax
  • Sandra L. Havrilak, The Havrilak Law Firm, Fairfax
  • Patice L. Holland, Woods Rogers, Roanoke
  • Cynthia Hudson, Office of the Attorney General, Richmond
  • Melissa Hogue Katz, Bancroft McGavin Horvath & Judkins, Fairfax
  • Hon. M. Hannah Lauck, U.S. District Court, Richmond
  • Stacey E. Lee, Allstate, Richmond
  • Valerie Wagner Long, Williams Mullen, Charlottesville
  • Corinne J. Magee, The Magee Law Firm, McLean
  • Julie E. McConnell, University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond
  • Alison M. McKee, Kaufman & Canoles, Virginia Beach
  • Joan C. McKenna, O’Hagan Meyer, Richmond
  • Carrie Hallberg O’Malley, Hirschler, Richmond
  • Susan M. Pesner, PesnerKawamoto, Tysons Corner
  • Colleen Marea Quinn, Locke & Quinn, Richmond
  • Betty Moore Sandler, Nichols Zauzig Sandler, Woodbridge
  • Michele L. Satterlund, McGuireWoods, Richmond
  • Katherine J. Seikaly, Reed Smith, McLean
  • Hon. Tina L. Snee, Fairfax General District Court, Fairfax
  • Vicki O. Tucker, Hunton Andrews Kurth, Richmond
  • Courtney A. Van Winkle, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen, Richmond
  • Nan E. Walsh, Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, Arlington
  • Hon. Jacqueline Ward Talevi, Roanoke General District Court, Salem
  • Barbara S. Williams, WilliamsFord, Leesburg

The honorees will be celebrated at a reception and dinner on Feb. 18 at the Hilton Short Pump in suburban Richmond.

Each honoree also will be profiled in a special supplement that will be distributed at the event and inserted into Virginia Lawyers Weekly in February.


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