Leaving his "dream job" to undertake a "dream vacation," Steve Talevi, Assistant City Attorney for Roanoke, will retire from the City Attorney's Office on May 25th. He plans to to cycle across the United States along the Northern Tier and then locate in either Oneonta or Cooperstown, New York, or "someplace in between or thereabouts." We wish him well and will miss his Greetings from the Star City!
Effective May 1, 2018, Jan L. Proctor will be retiring from the City of Chesapeake and leaving the position of City Attorney to pursue new opportunities. A long-time LGA'er, Finnegan Award winner and past president of the organization, Jan recently posted this to the listserv: "Words cannot express my gratitude to the LGA for these many years (decades!) of collaboration, encouragement and friendship. There could not be a better group of people to have helped me learn and grow professionally."
Changes abound in the York County Attorney’s Office! Melanie Economou is now Deputy County Attorney and Justin R. Atkins is now an Assistant County Attorney. Melanie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and Justin at justin.atkins@ yorkcounty.gov.
LGA members received plenty of recognition in the recently published Super Lawyers in Virginia. Six LGA members were listed in the Top 100: John Claytor, Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman; David Corrigan, Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman; Monica Monday, Gentry Locke, Alan Rashkind, Furniss Davis Rashkind and Saunders; Donald Schultz, Crenshaw Ware & Martin; and George Somerville, Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman. Many more were recognized by primary area of practice.
Congratulations to Tim Oksman who received the a Commendation (HR552) from the General Assembly upon his retirement from the Attorney General's Office.
Belated congratulations to Jeff Mincks, Chesterfield County Attorney, for his induction in January into the Virginia Law Foundations Fellows Class of 2018.
David Wayne Seitz
April 5, 1944 - April 15, 2018
Former Senior City Attorney and Acting City Attorney for the City of Richmond