Honors and Memberships

State Bars

  • Virginia State Bar, Admitted 1974
  • New York State Bar, Admitted 1975
  • District of Columbia Bar, 1976

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association:
    • Section of Litigation
    • Section of Tort and Insurance Practice
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Hampton Bar Association – President 2002-2003
  • International Bar Association
  • New York Criminal and Civil Courts Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Newport News Bar Association
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association

Trial Lawyers Associations

  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice:
    • Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, Past Chairman
    • Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, Executive Board
    • Toxic Mold Litigation Group
    • Vaccine Litigation Group
    • PPA/Rezulin Litigation Group
    • Baycol Litigation Group
    • Products Liability Section
    • Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section
    • Leader’s Forum
    • Federal Tort and Military Advocate Section
    • Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
    • Products Liability Litigation Group
  • National College of Advocacy – Fellow
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America –National Secretary
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America –National Board Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of CA
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association – Fellow
  • Public Justice:
    • Executive Board
    • State Coordinator
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Williamsburg Society
    • Executive Board Member

Additional Professional Affiliations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
    • Diplomate
    • National Board Member
  • Brain Injury Association of America
  • Brain Injury Association of Virginia, Past President
  • College of William & Mary School of Law
    • Adjunct Professor of Law
    • Invited Litigator in Residence
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Charter Fellow
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • North American Brain Injury Society
  • International Brain Injury Association
  • The Belli Society – Fellow
  • The Belli Society – National Board Member

Inclusions of Distinction

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury, 1995-2014
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 2013 Edition
  • Who’s Who in American Law, 2013 Edition
  • Outstanding Intellectuals of the World, 2013 Edition
  • Super Lawyers, 2013 Edition
  • The Washington Post, Washington DC – Areas Best Lawyers
  • Law Dragon, 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • Elite Lawyers of America- Platinum Fellow

Additional Distinctions

  • College of William and Mary, President’s Council
  • College of William and Mary Law School, Dean’s Council
  • Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board
  • Chapter 10 Mental Health and Retardation Board
  • Virginia Delegation Japan/U.S. Southeast Association

Admitted to practice before the:

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • All 50 states and possessions by permission

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