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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 Rainsbury

Vice Chair: Tracy Taylor Hague

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Corporate & Commercial Litigation

Chair: Phil Abbruscato

Vice Chair: Jonathan Gonzalez

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Local Government

Chair: Darlene Bradberry

Vice Chair: Julie Seyfarth

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Medical Malpractice

Chair: Phylicia Preston

Vice Chair: Anthony Cottone

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Chair: Todd Anderson

Vice Chair: Robyn Ayres

Policy Coverage

Chair: Matthew Daly

Vice Chair: Kevin Streit

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Product & Toxic Torts

Chair: Stewart Pollock

Vice Chair: William "Ben" Woody

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Professional Liability

Chair: David Tait

Vice Chair: Ashley Moss

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Transportation Liability

Chair: Britton Wight

Vice Chair: Danielle Matie Smith

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Chair: Melissa Katz

Vice Chair: Nathan Schnetzler

Women's Section

Chair: Rachel D.G. Horvath

Vice Chair: Jodi Simopoulos

Workers' Compensation

Chair: Jacob Perkinson

Vice Chair: Megan Wagner

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Young Lawyers Division

Chair: Ray Escobar

Vice Chair: Alexandra Hamm

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Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

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Richmond, VA, 23235


Executive Director: Sherma Mather

Director of Meetings: Amy Gilbody

Journal of Civil Litigation Managing Editor: Molly Terry

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