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Committees 

Association members have the opportunity to participate in ten working committees and a variety of programs. The purpose of Committees shall be to further the objectives of, and promote active participation in, the Fairfax Bar Association; to enhance communication and the exchange of ideas and information on issues which affect the practice of law in Fairfax County and the Commonwealth of Virginia; to foster unity between members of the Committee by providing a forum where Committee members can share research, source materials and experiences; to sponsor programs and projects of special interest and relevance to the members of the Committee and the FBA; and to conduct continuing legal education programs and undertake other activities which shall enhance the competence and skills of lawyers and improve their ability to deliver the highest quality of professional legal services.

Committee membership is free for FBA members and offers endless opportunities for personal and professional growth regardless of your involvement level. Click on the links below to learn more about each group. Membership in all committees and sections runs from July 1st through June 30th. If you would like to join a committee, please either complete and submit the committee sign-up form or contact us directly.

 

Circuit Court 

Committee Officers

PhoneNumber

Chair: Sarah A. Hensley

703-324-2421

Vice-Chair: Patrick M. Blanch

703-834-8580

Board Liaison: Aaron J. Christoff 703-872-7287

Board Liaison: K. Leigh Taylor

703-691-4848

Staff Liaison: Courtnie L. Norris

703-246-2732

 

General District Court

Committee Officers

PhoneNumber

Co-Chair: Carly A. Jehlen

703-251-5400

Co-Chair: Amy L. Bradley 703-883-0880

Vice-Chair: Gretchen L. Taylor

703-385-5529
Board Liaison: Lacey U. Conn 202-558-5158

Board Liaison:John A. Kassabian

703-750-3622

Staff Liaison: Courtnie L. Norris

703-246-2732

 

Law Library 

Committee Officers

PhoneNumber

Chair: Ira S. Saul

703-273-8840

Vice-Chair: Michael J. Shevlin

703-591-0067

Board Liaison: Christopher A. Costa

703-324-3421

Staff Liaison: Thomas B. Pulver

703-246-2175

 

Lawyer Referral Service

Committee Officers

PhoneNumber

Chair: William A. Musto

703-749-6050

Vice-Chair: Sean E. Underwood

703-339-3500

Board Liaison: Joseph B. Dailey

703-863-6784

Staff Liaison: Donna J. McBride

703-246-3780

 

Membership 

Committee Officers

PhoneNumber

Chair: Kelly M. Juhl

703-691-4848

Vice-Chair: Caroline L. Solano

703-745-1800

Board Liaison: Lacey U. Conn 202-558-5158

Staff Liaison:TBD

703-246-2734

 

Continuing Legal Education

Committee Officers

Phone Number

Chair: James N. Markels

202-457-1600

Vice-Chair: Jeffrey L. Rhodes 703-243-3737

Board Liaison: Donna R. Banks

703-324-2421

Staff Liaison: Brianna R. Allen 703-246-2735

 

J&DR Court

Committee Officers

Phone Number

Co-Chair: Michelle M. Kaminsky

703-766-0732

Co-Chair: Sameena Sabir

703-362-9770

Board Liaison: Donna R. Banks 703-324-2421

Board Liaison: Luis A. Perez

703-931-0804

Staff Liaison: Courtnie L. Norris

703-246-2732

 

Law Related Education

Committee Officers

PhoneNumber

Chair: Sonya M. Duchak

703-627-1228

Co-Vice-Chair :Edward S. Culbertson

703-273-6770

Co-Vice-Chair/Board Liaison: Gina L. Marine

703-696-8912

Staff Liaison: Caitlin L. Warren

703-246-3721

 

Legislative

Committee Officers

PhoneNumber

Chair: Elanna D. Weinstein

703-715-9600

Vice-Chair: Samuel A. Leven

703-281-0134

Board Liaison: Richard F. Gibbons, Jr.

571-432-0200

Staff Liaison: Courtnie L. Norris

703-246-2732

 

Pro Bono Advisory 

Committee Officers

PhoneNumber

Chair: Thomas C. Mugavero

703-280-9260

Vice-Chair: Cory Frederick Goriup

703-251-5400

Board Liaison: Robert M. Worster, III

703-931-1480

Staff Liaison: Arlene K. Beckerman

703-246-3779

 

 


Sections 

 

FBA Sections are specialty groups that focus on a unique area of law or business―allowing for more in-depth examination of issues, regulations, and local trends. Nearly 900 members currently belong to one or more of the Bar's 14 sections, which cover a wide array of practice areas from family law to business law.  Membership is $25 per each Section, with the sole exception of the Young Lawyers which is free for eligible participants.

 

Click on the links below to learn more about each group. Membership in all committees and sections runs from July 1st through June 30th. If you would like to join a committee, please either login to your membership profile and join online or contact us directly.

 

This section provides a forum for educating the legal community, the judiciary, and the general public on issues relating to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR); Discusses trends in conciliation, mediation, arbitration, and other methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Section membership is $25.00 for FBA members.  For more information on how to join, send an e-mail to fba@fairfaxbar.org.

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution 

Section Officers

Phone Number

Co-Chair: Christine P. Hissong

703-279-5140
Co-Chair: Stephen H. Moriarty, II 703-352-1900
Co-Chair: Edmund C. Rowan, Jr. 703-435-2799

Board Liaison: Gina L. Marine

703-696-8912

Staff Liaison: Caitlin L. Warren

703-246-3721

 

Criminal Law Practice

Section Officers

Phone Number

Chair: Andrew T. Elders

703-934-8580

Co-Vice-Chair: Carly A. Jehlen

703-251-5400
Co-Vice-Chair: Blake K. Woloson 703-583-4357

Board Liaison: Christie A. Leary

703-359-7111

Staff Liaison: Brianna Allen 703-246-2735

 

Employment Law

Section Officers

Phone Number

Chair: Andrew T. Elders

703-934-8580

Co-Vice-Chair: Carly A. Jehlen

703-251-5400
Co-Vice-Chair: Blake K. Woloson 703-583-4357

Board Liaison: Christie A. Leary

703-359-7111

Staff Liaison: Brianna Allen 703-246-2735

 

Government Contracts 

Section Officers

Phone Number

Co-Chair: Erica J. Geibel

703-847-6300

Co-Chair: Stephanie Wilson 703-760-0402
Vice-Chair: Kristin A. Tisdelle 703-847-6300

Board Liaison: Joseph B. Dailey

703-863-6784

Staff Liaison: Caitlin L. Warren

703-246-3721

 

Legal Administrators 

Section Officers

Phone Number

Chair: Jennifer Kubal

703-359-0700

Vice-Chair: Robert A. Kotwicki

703-934-1480

Board Liaison: Robert M. Worster, III

703-934-1480

Staff Liaison: TBD

703-246-2734

 

Real Estate Law

Section Officers

Phone Number

Chair: Brian J. Lubkeman

703-883-0880

Vice-Chair: Theodora Stringham 703-745-1801

BoardLiaison: Christopher Costa

703-324-2421

Staff Liaison: Jana Sehrer

703-246-2084

 

Technology & e-Commerce Law

Section Officers

Phone Number

Chair: Jonathan D. Frieden

703-218-2100

Vice-Chair: Jonathan Phillips

703-293-9300

Board Liaison: Thomas W. Repczynski

703-745-1800

Staff Liaison: Courtnie L. Norris

703-246-2732

 

Business Law/Corporate Counsel 

Section Officers

Phone Number

Chair: Ryen C. Rasmus

703-760-0402

Board Liaison: Richard A. Gray

703-896-7663

Staff Liaison: Caitlin L. Warren

703-246-3721

 

Elder Law

Section Officers

PhoneNumber

Co-Chair: Warren W. Grossman

703-443-2300

Co-Chair: Suzie Hylton

703-659-4645

Board Liaison: John A. Kassabian

703-750-3622

Staff Liaison: Caitlin L. Warren

703-246-3721

 

Family Law

Section Officers

Phone Number

Co-Chair: Lauren Waller Smith

703-927-8161

Co-Chair: Mary C. Huff 301-913-5236
Board Liaison: Aaron J. Christoff 703-872-7287
Board Liaison: K. Leigh Taylor 703-691-4848

Staff Liaison: TBD

703-246-2734

 

Law Practice Management 

Section Officers

Phone Number

Co-Chair: Molly N. Peacock

703-790-1911

Co-Chair: Charles Rothermel

504-330-5100

Board Liaison: Luis A. Perez

703-931-0804

Staff Liaison: Brianna Allen 703-246-2735

 

Paralegal 

Section Officers

Phone Number

Chair: Monique Lewis

703-483-8300

Vice-Chair: Janet E. Lawson

703-691-1235

Secretary: Tanya N. Weedon

703-883-8035
CPE Coordinator: Kimberly A. LaFave 703-715-9600

Activities Coordinator: Tina M. Fewell

571-328-5020
Board Liaison: Richard A. Gray 703-896-7663

Staff Liaison: Jana Sehrer

703-246-2084

 

Tax Law 

Section Officers

Phone Number

Chair: William B. Lowrance

703-506-1600

Board Liaison: Richard F. Gibbons, Jr.

571-432-0200

Staff Liaison: Jana Sehrer

703-248-2084

 

Will, Trusts & Estates 

Section Officers

Phone Number

Co-Chair: Kevin L. Stemple

703-273-4230

Co-Chair: Brooke Tansill

703-847-1359

Board Liaison: K. Leigh Taylor

703-691-4848
Staff Liaison: Brianna Allen 703-246-2735

 

 

 

 Young Lawyers Section

The Young Lawyers Section is dedicated to building relationships between young lawyers themselves as well as with senior lawyers and judges in the Fairfax area. Membership in the Young Lawyers Section allows attorneys to become acclimated to the practice of law in Fairfax, meet their new colleagues, and learn about the activities of the bar association. The YLS sponsors informative seminars relevant to the issues facing attorneys new to Fairfax practice, provides resources to help them establish roots in the legal community, and promotes collegiality through a variety of social gatherings. The YLS offers numerous opportunities to participate in activities to meet other lawyers and provide services for the community. Activities include monthly networking happy hours; interaction with the judiciary with a judicial breakfast/dinner; Newly Admitted Attorney Orientation; Fall Wine Tour; Lawyerpalooza; and a Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive.

Young Lawyer Section membership is automatic for any active attorney member in good standing with the Fairfax Bar Association who is under thirty-six (36) years of age OR who has been licensed to practice less than five (5) years. If you are not already a member, join now.

 

Young Lawyers Division 

President

Matthew C. Perushek

703-925-0500

President-Elect

Nicholas V. Cumings

703-528-4700

Immediate Past-President

Kara Lee

703-883-8035

Board of Directors

Matthew D. Baker

703-790-1911

Brian P. Coleman

703-392-6686

Joseph A. Figueroa

703-749-8507

Lauren A. Fredericksen

703-691-1235

Nicole Grejda

571-328-5020

Mary C. Huff

301-913-5326

Nicholas R. Johnson

703-760-0402

Kaamil M. Khan

703-288-5270

John P. Morgan

703-934-2660

Lindy K. Stevens

703-691-1235

Kathryn R. Taylor

703-222-3333

Emily C. Walters

202-466-8960

Law Clerk Liaison

Greta Iliev

703-246-2221

Staff Liaison
TBD
703-246-2734

 

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