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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: Tracy Taylor Hague

Vice Chair: Elaine McCafferty

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Corporate & Commercial Litigation

Chair: Jonathan Gonzalez

Vice Chair: Declan Leonard

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Local Government

Chair: Julie Seyfarth

Vice Chair: Douglas Barber

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Medical Malpractice

Chair: Anthony Cottone

Vice Chair: Jacob Pierce

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Chair: Robyn Ayres

Vice Chair: Alexandra (Dare) Essig

Policy Coverage

Chair: Kevin Streit

Vice Chair: Pete Schurig

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Product & Toxic Torts

Chair: William "Ben" Woody

Vice Chair: Christian Tucker

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Professional Liability

Chair: Ashley Moss

Vice Chair: Colin Neal

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Transportation Liability

Chair: Danielle Matie

Vice Chair: Jonathan Hogins

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Chair: Nathan Schnetzler

Vice Chair: Sophia Brasseaux

Women's Section

Chair: Rachel D.G. Horvath

Vice Chair: Taylor Brewer

Workers' Compensation

Chair: Megan Wagner

Vice Chair: Eva Roffis

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Young Lawyers Division

Chair: Katherine Morley

Vice Chair: Sarah Knarzer

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Executive Director: Sherma Mather

Director of Meetings: Amy Gilbody

Journal of Civil Litigation Managing Editor: Molly Terry

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