LGA Amicus Briefs Committee


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.




Mark Popovich, Chair 
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2nd Term

Timothy R. Spencer, Vice Chair (and board liaison), City of Roanoke


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1st Term

Bobbi Jo Alexis, Prince Wiliam County


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1st  Term

Keith Bensten, Stafford County


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1st Term

Ellen Bowyer
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1st Term
Cheran Cordell
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1st Term

Gail Marshall, Town of Orange


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1st Term

George McAndrews
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1st Term

Alan Smith

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1st Term

George Sommerville, Troutman Sanders


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1st Term

Lawrence Spencer, Town of Blacksburg


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1st Term

Roger Wiley
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2nd 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).

Bd. of Superv'rs of James City County v. Windmill Meadows LLC, Record No. 130210 (Va., filed July 22, 2013)
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)