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Professional Notices Jennifer L. Anthony has joined the Norfolk firm of Glasser and Glasser PLC as an associate attorney where she will continue to focus her practice on credi- tors' rights and collections. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a civil litigator for two Maryland law firms representing banks, hospitals and local business, and in collection matters. G.R. "Rusty" Boleman III, founder and CEO of the Boleman Law Firm PC, announced the merger of the Boleman firm with the practice of Richard G. Poinsett in Hampton. Boleman relocated its Newport News office to the former Poinsett offices in downtown Hampton. The merged firm, known as Boleman Law Firm, now has eighteen attorneys in three offices dedicated solely to consumer bankruptcy practice. Dick Poinsett is now "of counsel" to the Boleman firm. Linda Coppinger has joined Boleman Law as a member of the firm. Poinsett legal administrative professionals, Derek Hulick and Laura Hinson, each with more than thirty years of legal experi- ence, also joined the Boleman team. The merged office is at 2 Eaton Street, Suite 502, Hampton, VA 23669. Boleman has offices in Richmond, Virginia Beach and Hampton. Michele S. Cumberland, of Glasser and Glasser PLC, was elected president of The Virginia Creditors' Bar Association on September 21, 2011. She is a mem- ber of the Virginia Creditors' Bar Association, the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys, The Virginia Womens Attorneys Association and The Fairfax and Alexandria Bar Associations. Her areas of legal expertise are in collections, foreclosure and commercial litigation. Ashley R. Dobbs has joined the Arlington firm of Bean, Kinney & Korman PC as an associate. She represents clients in intellectual property matters, while han- dling intellectual property licensing, business transactions, trademark prose- cution and litigation, as well as a range of other matters. She has represented clients in matters before the United 66 VIRGINIA LAWYER | February 2012 | Vol. 60 States Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeals Board and has been involved in domain name dis- putes before the World Intellectual Property Organization. She also repre- sents clients in a variety of animal law- related matters, including transactional matters and pet trusts. Prior to joining Bean Kinney, Dobbs practiced at Protorae Law PLLC and Hogan & Hartson LLP (now called Hogan Lovells). She also has experience as a business and marketing consultant. Richard E. Garriott Jr., of the law firm of Clarke, Dolph, Rapaport, Hull, Brunick, & Garriott PLC, has been named a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Garriott represents clients in divorce, property settlement agreements, child custody and pre-marital agree- ments. He serves on the boards of the Virginia State Bar and Virginia Bar Association family law sections. Wayne E. Holcomb and William H. Carmines have formed Holcomb & Carmines PC, a general law practice with offices in Poquoson and Williamsburg. Associate attorneys joining the firm include Patrick C. Murphrey, Heather L. Wilson, and Stephen E. Campbell. For more information visit: www.holcombcarmines.com. Andrew Kawel has announced the open- ing of Kawel PLLC. The firm's practice areas include appeals, collaborative prac- tice, family law, and commercial litiga- tion. Kawel PLLC is located on Capitol Hill, and represents clients throughout the DC metropolitan area. Andrew Kawel can be reached at (202) 695-3529 or www.kawellaw.com. John Kelly, Sara Leiner Schuler and Tad Lunger have been named shareholders to the Arlington firm Bean, Kinney & Korman PC. John Kelly, formerly of counsel, focuses his practice on real property law including commercial real estate financing, acquisitions, sales and leasing. Sara Leiner Schuler, formerly an associate, practices family law in Northern Virginia, concentrating on child custody, prenuptial agreements, child support, divorce and post-divorce matters. Tad Lunger, formerly an associ- ate, specializes in land use, zoning, real estate, construction and development, public/private partnerships and capital projects, as well as related local, state and federal government matters, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Jeremy R. Moss, an associate with MercerTrigiani law firm, was named Educator of the Year by the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (WMCCAI) during the Association's annual awards dinner held on November 12, 2011.The WMCCAI recognized Moss for his lead- ership in educating the community association industry by speaking at chapter-sponsored programs, writing articles for Quorum—a magazine for community association volunteer lead- ers, professional community association managers and business partners—and for his service on the Virginia Legislative Committee. Michele A. Mulligan, an attorney with MercerTrigiani law firm, was elected to the board of directors of the Central Virginia Chapter of Community Associations Institute. The seven- member board provides leadership and educational direction for Richmond- area community associations, public agencies, corporations and other organizations involved in the commu- nity association industry. The Alexandria law firm of Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt LLP has announced that Tia Fenton, Kurt Berger and Zachary Stern have been elected partners and former senior associate Joseph Wrkich has been elevated to senior attorney. In addition, Brian Epstein and Soumya Panda have been elevated to senior associates. Richard B. Orsino has formed the Orsino Law Firm, concentrating in all aspects of family law. His office is at 10555 Main Street, Suite 450, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030. www.vsb.org

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