LGA Amicus Briefs Committee

MISSION STATEMENT

Be responsible for determining the LGA’s participation as amicus curiae in certain circumstances when the litigation is generally significant to local government in Virginia, according to policy guidelines and procedures set forth by the LGA board of directors.

Facilitate the board's evaluation of the effectiveness of LGA's participation in the amicus curiae process by preparing and presenting to the board annually a summary of all cases in which LGA has participated as an amicus curiae, which summary shall include the author of the brief, the issue, and the results of each court case.

To see the LGA Policy Guidelines for the Amicus Committee, click here.

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MEMBERS: AMICUS BRIEFS COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE MEMBER
APPOINTMENT TERM
George A. Somerville, Chair,
Troutman Sanders LLP 
george.somerville@troutmansanders.com
804-697-1291
Ends 12.31.15
1st Term
Timothy R. Spencer, Vice Chair & board liaison,
City of Roanoke
Troutman Sanders LLP 
timothy.spencer@roanoke.gov
540-853-2431
Ends 12.31.15
1st Term

Bobbi Jo Alexis,
Spotsylvania County 
balexis@spotsylvania.va.us

Ends 12.31.15
1st Term
E. Ellen Bowyer,
Amherst County 
eebowyer@countyofamherst.com
Ends 12.31.15
1st Term
Cheran D. Cordell,
City of Portsmouth
cordellc@portsmouthva.gov
Ends 12.31.16
2nd Term
Gail S. Marshall,
Town of Orange 
attorney@townoforangeva.org
Ends 12.31.15
1st Term
George A. McAndrews,
City of Alexandria
george.mcandrews@alexandria.gov

Ends 12.31.16
2nd Term

Monica T. Monday,
Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore LLP
Monday@gentrylocke.com

Ends 12.31.16
1st Term

Alan F. Smith,
Prince William County
ASmith4@pwcgov.org
Ends 12.31.15
2nd Term
Lawrence S. Spencer Jr., 

Town of Blacksburg 
lspencer@blacksburg.gov

Ends 12.31.15
1st Term

To view a chronological listing and brief summary of all cases in which the LGA has participated as amicus curiae, click here

Copies of the amicus curiae briefs filed by or on behalf of the LGA are available for viewing and downloading by clicking on the apropriate link below (but note that only filings after August 1, 2007 are available).

Boren v. Nw. Reg’l Jail Auth., Record No. 13-7695 (4th Cir., filed Mar. 21, 2014)
Bd. of Superv'rs of James City County v. Windmill Meadows LLC, Record No. 130210 (Va., filed July 22, 2013)

McBurney v. Young, No. 12–17 (U.S. Sup. Ct., filed Jan. 31, 2013)
Harmon v. Ewing
, Record No. 121118 (Va., filed Oct. 17, 2012)
Charlottesville Area Fitness Club Operators Ass'n v. Bd. of Superv'rs of Albemarle County
, No. 110741 (Va., filed Oct. 7, 2011)
Hill v. Fairfax County Sch. Bd.
, No. 111805 (Va. June 7, 2012)
McBurney v. Young
, Case No. 11-1099 (4th Cir., filed Apr. 21, 2011)
City of Lynchburg v. English Constr.
, Record No. 081344 (Va., filed Dec. 15, 2008)
Tanner v. City of Virginia Beach
, Record No. 080998 (Va., filed Dec. 11, 2008)
Comcast of Chesterfield County v. Bd. of Superv'rs for Chesterfield County
, Record No. 080946 (Va., filed Nov. 20, 2008)
Town of Blacksburg v. Bd. of Zoning Appeals of Town of Blacksburg
, Record No. 081001 (filed Oct. 20, 2008)
Bd. of Superv'rs of Stafford County v. Crucible, Inc.
, Record No. 081743 (Va., filed Feb. 23, 2009)
City of Lynchburg v. English Constr.
, Record No. 081344 (Va., filed July 14, 2008)
Virginia Baptist Homes v. Botetourt County
, Record No. 072042 (Va., filed May 2, 2008)
Lynchburg Div. Soc. Servs. v. Cook
, Record No. 071964 (Va., filed Dec. 15, 2008)
West Creek Assocs. v. County of Goochland
, Record No. 071411 (Va., filed Jan. 7, 2008)
City of Newport News, Va. v. Sciolino
, No. 07-159 (U.S., filed Nov. 9, 2007)
Logan v. City of Roanoke
, Record No. 070131 (Va., filed Aug. 13, 2007)