Richmond Law Alumni Hailed as Leaders in the Law

December 7, 2023

Richmond Law graduates are setting the standard for others in the legal profession

University of Richmond School of Law alumni are leading the legal profession in Virginia. 13 alumni have been named “Leaders in the Law” and “Up & Coming Lawyers” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. This annual award celebrates lawyers who are setting the standard for others in the profession. Of the 30 leaders named, nine were Richmond Law alumni; no other school had more than three.

In addition to the leaders, the list also recognizes 18 “Up & Coming Lawyers,” four of whom are Richmond Law graduates. No other school had more than one.

Congratulations to all our alumni!

Leaders in the Law
Lauren Ellerman, L’06, Frith & Ellerman Law Firm, Roanoke
Heather M. Fields, L’09, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, Richmond
Jeffrey A. Hunn, L’00, Pender & Coward, Virginia Beach
Benjamin D. Leigh, L’96, Troxell Leigh, Leesburg
Harris W. Leiner, L’01, Barnes & Diehl, Richmond
Isaac A. McBeth, L’11, Halperin Law Center, Richmond
Shari Skipper, L’05, Hanover County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office
Henry “Harry” N. Ware Jr., L’83, Spotts Fain, Richmond
Carolyn A. White, L’93, ThompsonMcMullan, Richmond

Up & Coming Lawyers
P. Thomas DiStanislao, L’16, Butler Snow, Richmond
Brooke Taylor, L’15, Reinhardt Harper Davis, Richmond
Laurel E. Via, L’21, Barnes & Diehl, Richmond
Amanda M. Weaver, L’14, Williams Mullen, Richmond