Staunton lawyer named president of the Virginia Bar Association
C.J. Steuart Thomas III has been installed as the 2018 president of the Virginia Bar Association.
Thomas is a partner at TimberlakeSmith in Staunton, where he focuses his practice on medical malpractice defense and civil litigation. He succeeds David S. Mercer of MercerTrigiani in Alexandria.
Thomas is the first VBA president from Staunton in 52 years and the fourth since the association was organized in 1888.
Also elected to leadership roles were:
Richard E. Garriott Jr. of Pender & Coward PC in Virginia Beach as president-elect.
Alison M. McKee of Kaufman & Canoles PC in Virginia Beach as chair of the VBA board of governors.