JAMES V. MEATH ASSUMES PRESIDENCY
OF THE VIRGINIA LAW FOUNDATION
Charlottesville, VA, October 1, 2013 – Effective this first day of October 2013, James V. Meath. Esq. succeeds Manuel A. Capsalis, Esq. as President of the Virginia Law Foundation.
Mr. Capsalis said, “Jim Meath will be a terrific president. His talents, experience and proven leadership abilities make him the perfect person to lead our foundation as we celebrate our 40th year as the philanthropic arm of Virginia’s legal profession. It has been my singular privilege to serve as president this past year, and I very much look forward to assisting Jim in fulfilling our mission of promoting and protecting the rule of law, improving access to justice, and supporting law-related education.”
A leader in Virginia’s legal community for many years, Mr. Meath is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Williams Mullen headquartered in Richmond, VA. Throughout his career, he has been widely recognized across the Commonwealth and beyond as one of the leading Labor and Employment attorneys in the United States.
Mr. Meath served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Virginia Bar Association in 2003, was elected as the VBA’s 115th president in 2005, and is a past chair of the VBA’s Committee on Veterans Issues. He is a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation and also serves as an adjunct professor at the T.C. Williams School of Law of the University of Richmond.
Mr. Meath earned his juris doctor degree from the T.C. Williams School of Law, and holds a master’s degree in urban affairs from Virginia Tech. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University. In 2007, Old Dominion University presented Mr. Meath with the Distinguished Alumni Award from College of Arts and Letters.
VIRGINIA LAW FOUNDATION INDUCTS
FELLOWS CLASS OF 2013
January 28, 2013
The Virginia Law Foundation inducted 17 Virginia lawyers as its 2013 Class of Fellows at a dinner ceremony held on January 24 in Williamsburg during The Virginia Bar Association’s Annual Meeting.
Induction as a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation is a special honor conferred by the VLF Board on selected Virginia attorneys, law professors, and retired members of the judiciary who are deemed to be outstanding in their profession and in their community.
The persons listed below were inducted as the 2013 Class of Fellows:
- David N. Anthony (Richmond) – partner, Troutman Sanders
- William L. Babcock Jr. (Alexandria) – William L. Babcock Jr. P.C.
- Jonathan Todd Blank (Charlottesville) – partner, McGuireWoods
- Jack W. Burtch Jr. (Richmond) – principal, Macaulay and Burtch, P.C.
- Robert L. Calhoun (Alexandria) – Redmon, Peyton & Braswell
- Clarence M. Dunnaville Jr. (Midlothian) – solo practitioner
- Thomas R. Frantz (Virginia Beach) – partner, Williams Mullen
- Jacob Andrew Lutz III (Richmond) – practice group leader, Troutman Sanders
- Albert M. Orgain IV (Richmond) – principal, Sands Anderson PC
- J. Lee E. Osborne (Roanoke) – principal, Woods Rogers, PLC
- Don W. Piacentini (Hanover) – president and CFO, Parker, Pollard, Wilton & Peaden, PC
- Gregory B. Robertson (Richmond) – partner, Hunton & Williams, LLP
- Melissa Walker Robinson (Roanoke) – principal, Glenn Robinson & Cathey, PLC
- Bruce C. Stockburger (Roanoke) – partner, Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, LLP
- John Tarley Jr. (Williamsburg) – managing member, Tarley Robinson, PLC
- Lucia Anna Trigiani (Alexandria) – principal, MercerTrigiani
- J. Page Williams (Charlottesville) – member, Feil, Petit & Williams, PLC