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Professional Notices Robert D. Brant has become an associate with Chadwick, Washington, Moriarty, Elmore & Bunn PC, practicing in the Fairfax office and focusing his practice in the area of common interest community association representation. Wesley (Wes) M. Charlton has become an associate with the law firm Hubbard, Terry & Britt PC. M. Ann Neil Cosby, with the Richmond office of Sands Anderson PC, was honored by the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia Inc. with a 2013 Special Projects Award, presented at the association's recently concluded spring conference in Roanoke. Cosby was recognized for contributing her time and expertise to assist state officials in developing a model stormwater management ordinance. John D. Dalier, formerly of McLean, moved to Charleston, South Carolina, to serve as a Trademark Examining Attorney with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) under the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010. He was recently recognized by the USPTO and the United States Department of Commerce with the 2013 Exceptional Career Achievement Award for his public service and contributions in the examination of trademarks. Andrea Campbell Davison has joined Bean, Kinney & Korman PC as an associate attorney. She practices in the areas of bankruptcy, creditors' rights, and financial restructuring. Ashley R. Dobbs has been named a shareholder of Bean, Kinney & Korman PC. She joined the firm in 2011 as an associate attorney practicing in the areas of intellectual property and business services. Rachel E. Geiersbach has been promoted to the position of vice president, legal, of Advance Auto Parts Inc., in Roanoke, where she will continue to be ble for corporate governance and securities law matters for Advance and has assumed responsibility for employment litigation and other claims oversight. He is a partner with Wexell Milman in Fairfax, focusing on family and matrimonial law. Jeanne S. Lauer, a principal of Inman & Strickler PLC, has been named the 2012 Distriguished Service Award recipient by the Southeastern Virginia Chapter of the Community Associations Institute. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC, announces the opening of its Richmond office. Jimmy F. Robinson Jr., who joins Ogletree Deakins from Troutman Sanders, will serve as the office's managing shareholder. Elizabeth M. Ebanks, formerly a partner at LeClairRyan, joins as shareholder, and Tevis Marshall, formerly a senior associate at Troutman Sanders, joins as of counsel. Laura Colombell Marshall has joined Hunton & Williams LLP as a partner based in Richmond. She will focus on investigations, regulatory and civil enforcement and white collar criminal defense. She was a senior member of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia for more than fourteen years. Kurt J. Pomrenke, a Bristol attorney with the firm of Curcio Stout & Pomrenke, was elected by the Virginia General Assembly to serve a six year term, commencing July 1, 2013, as a Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court Judge for the 28th Judicial District, which includes the counties of Smyth and Washington, and the city of Bristol. David S. Mercer and Lucia Anna "Pia" Trigiani, principals of the MercerTrigiani law firm, received the 2013 Traver Scholar Award for their outstanding efforts in real estate legal education. The Virginia State Bar presented the award to the two community association law attorneys during the annual Advanced Real Estate Seminar of the VSB Real Property Section in Williamsburg. The award, presented in coordination with Virginia CLE, honors attorneys who embody the highest ideals and expertise in the practice of real estate law. G. Michael Pace Jr., former managing partner of Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore LLP, will become general counsel with Roanoke College on July 1. Pace will continue to practice law at Gentry Locke as of counsel to the firm, concentrating on commercial real estate matters. He will continue as an adjunct professor at the college, and as president and CEO of The Center for Teaching the Rule of Law, which has offices on the college's Salem campus. Jennifer A. Harper has joined Bean, Kinney & Korman PC as a shareholder. She focuses her practice in employment law. Randall K. Miller has joined the Venable firm as a partner in the Tysons Corner office. Miller arrives from Arnold & Porter, where he was a business litigation partner. Douglas E. Milman has earned a Masters of Law Degree, with highest honors, in Litigation and Dispute Resolution from The George Washington University School of Law. Stylian P. ("Stel") Parthemos, Chesterfield County deputy county attorney, was honored by the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia Inc. with the 2013 Cherin Award for Outstanding Deputy or Assistant Local Government Attorney, presented at the association's recently concluded spring conference in Roanoke. Jan L. Proctor, Chesapeake Deputy City Attorney, was honored by the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia Inc. with a 2013 Special Projects Award, pre- Vol. 62 | June/July 2013 | VIRGINIA LAWYER 63

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