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Vada Litigation Sections

VADA offers members the option of joining one (or more) litigation sections providing members with access to resources and information about their specific fields of civil defense law. Below is a list of the sections. Links to the profiles of the section chairs and participating members is also provided. 

There is no charge for section membership; it is part of your overall VADA membership. You can join sections at any time by updating your membership profile, or contact Sherma Mather for more information. Please update your own record to include section memberships as you choose.

Appellate Advocacy

Chair: Joseph Pope

Vice Chair: Judson Peverall

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Corporate & Commercial Litigation

Chair: Greg Bean

Vice Chair: Karissa Kaseorg

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Local Government

Chair: Bobbi Jo Alexis

Medical Malpractice

Chair: Kari Jackson

Vice Chair: Lauren Kadish

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Chair: Sam Bernier

Policy Coverage

Chair: Guy Harbert

Vice Chair: Josh Goodwin

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Product & Toxic Torts

Chair: Laura May Hooe

Vice Chair: Surge Moghadassi

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Professional Liability

Chair: Lindsey Lewis

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Transportation Liability

Chair: Matthew Roberson

Vice Chair: Patrick O'Grady

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Workers' Compensation

Chair: Esther King

Vice Chair: Marilyn Harvey

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Young Lawyers Division

Chair: Kristin Moberley

Vice Chair: Sarah Jessee

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Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

1915 Huguenot Road, Ste 301

Richmond, VA, 23235


Executive Director: Sherma Mather

Director of Meetings: Amy Gilbody

Journal of Civil Litigation Managing Editor: Molly Terry

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