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NOVABAA is quite fortunate to have in its ranks such accomplished, ambitious and talented judges and attorneys.  Each day throughout Northern Virginia NOVABAA members are demonstrating their commitment to excellence in the practice of law.  This page seeks to highlight their various accomplishments. To print an exhaustive list of our members' professional awards and accomplishments would not be possible due to the constraints of space and time.  Yet, the following list humbly endeavors to highlight some of the many accomplishments that our members continue to achieve. 


2022


1.  Damon Colbert is selected for the 2022 Class of Virginia Super Lawyers - January 2022
2.  Hon. Gerald Bruce Lee is inducted into Virginia Law Foundations Fellows Class of 2022 - January 2022
3.  Monique Miles is selected to serve as a Deputy Attorney General over Government Operations and Transactions - January 2022
4.  Juanita Ferguson is selected by the Fairfax Bar Foundation's Fellow's Program as a Leader of Justice - January 2022 
5.  Dipti Pidikiti-Smith is inducted into Virginia Law Foundations Fellows Class of 2022 - January 2022
6.  Chidi James slated to become second ever African American President of Virginia State Bar - March 2022
7.  Lavonda Graham-Williams is recognized as Prince William County's Trial Attorney of the Year for the J&DR Court - April 2022
8.  Felisha Thomas Hardy is recognized as Prince William County's Guardian ad litem of the Year - April 2022
9.  Winta Mengisteab is named to Virginia Lawyers Weekly's 2022 Class of Influential Women in the Law - April 2022
10.  Rex Flynn elected to the Virginia State Bar Council - April 2022
11.  Tamika Jones elected to the Virginia State Bar Council - April 2022
12.  Lavonda Graham-Williams is appointed to serve as Portsmouth's first African American City Attorney - May 2022
13.  NOVABAA was awarded the Award of Merit by the Old Dominion Bar Association - May 2022
14.  D. Margeaux Thomas was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Old Dominion Bar Association - May 2022
15.  Synda Mark was elected to serve on the Board of Directors the Old Dominion Bar Association - May 2022
16.  LaCresha Johnson was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Old Dominion Bar Association - May 2022
17.  Rex Flynn was elected President-Elect of the Old Dominion Bar Association - May 2022
18.  NOVABAA was awarded an Award of Merit from the Virginia State Bar - May 2022
19.  Hon. Dipti Pidikiti-Smith is appointed to Fairfax County's General District Court - June 2022
20.  Broderick Dunn was selected by Virginia Lawyers Weekly as a Go To Lawyer in Employment Law - June 2022
21.  
Rex Flynn was selected as the Specialty Bar Leader of the Year by the Virginia State Bar - June 2022
22.  Natasha Hudgins received the Chair's Legacy Award from the Washington Bar Association's Young Lawyers' Division - June 2022

23.  Jamel Rowe elected as President of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Women's Attorneys Association - July 2022 
24. Carla Brown elected President of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Federal Bar Association - July 2022 
25.  Natasha Hudgins was elected Treasurer of the Greater Washington Area Chapter of the Women Lawyers Division of the National Bar Association - July 2022
26.  Lindsay Powell was selected by National Black Lawyers as one of the Top 40 Lawyers under 40 - July 2022
27.  Xue Connelly was elected Treasurer of the Alexandria Bar Association - July 2022
28.  Kellie Budd was elected Secretary of the Fairfax Bar Association - July 2022
29.  Mary Huff was elected to the Board of Directors for the Fairfax Bar Association - July 2022
30.  Andrew Clarke was elected to the Board of Directors for the Arlington County Bar Association - July 2022
31.  Cameron Williams was elected to the Board of Directors for the Arlington County Bar Association - July 2022
32. Elsa Ohman was elected President-Elect of the Arlington County Bar Association - July 2022
33. Jamar K. Walker nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia by President Biden - July 2022



2021

1.  Natalia Wilson elected President of the Fairfax Bar Foundation – January 2021

2.  Broderick Dunn elected to the Board of Directors of the Fairfax Bar Foundation – January 2021

3.  Hon. Melinda Van Lowe appointed second African American woman to Fairfax County J&DR Court - February  2021 

4.  Hon. Petula Metzler is  elevated to Circuit Court in Prince William County - February 2021  

5.  Hon. Jane Reynolds appointed to Stafford County's General District Court

6.  Hon. Che Rogers is appointed to Prince William County's General District Court - February 2021

7.  Darwyn Easley is appointed to serve as a substitute judge in Fairfax County - February 2021

8.  Vanessa Jordan is appointed to serve as a substitute judge in Fairfax County - February 2021  

9.  Todd Pilot elected to the Virginia State Bar Council - April 2021
10.  Bridget Lipscomb begins term as President of the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia - June 2021

11.  Carla Brown recognized by Virginia Lawyers Weekly as a Go To Lawyer in Employment Law - June 2021

12.  Kellie Budd recognized by Virginia Lawyers Weekly's 2021 Class of Influential Women in the Law - June 2021

13.  Tamika Jones is appointed to serve as a substitute judge in Fairfax County - June  2021
14.  Natasha Hudgins is elected to serve as Vice Chair of the Washington Bar Associations' Young Lawyers Division - July 2021
15.  Rebecca Wade is elected to serve as President of the Alexandria Bar Association - July 2021
16.  David Hagan is elected to serve as Chair of the Alexandria Law Foundation - July 2021

17.  Rex Flynn is elected to second term as President of the Arlington County Bar Association - July 2021

18.  Hon. Dominique Callins is appointed to Virginia's Court of Appeals - August 2021

19.  Hon. Vernida R. Chaney is appointed to Virginia's Court of Appeals - August 2021

20.  Hon. Patricia T. Giles is confirmed to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia's Alexandria Division - October 2021

21.  Hon. Vanessa Jordan is appointed to Fairfax County's General District Court - November 2021

22.  Hon. W. Michael Chick is appointed to Arlington County's Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court - December 2021

23.  Chidi James is awarded the James Keith Public Servant Award by the Fairfax Bar Association - December 2021

2020

1.  Hon. Sonya Sacks appointed first African American woman on Alexandria's General District Court - January 2020
2.  Deborah Ann Wilson profiled in Virginia Lawyers Magazine - February 2020
3.  Joshua Wilson profiled in Virginia Lawyers Magazine - February 2020
4.  Hon. Lorrie Sinclair-Taylor appointed first African American Judge in Loudoun County - March 2020
5.  Hon. Jacqueline Lucas appointed second African American woman J&DR Judge in Prince William County - March 2020
6.  Donna Banks elected first African American president of historic Fairfax Bar Association - July 2020
7.  Rex Flynn elected second African American President of Arlington County Bar Association - July 2020
8.  Tamika Jones elected first African American woman President of Alexandria Bar Association - July 2020
9.   Hon. Tania Saylor appointed first African American woman Circuit Court Judge in Northern Virginia (Fairfax) - December 2020
10.  Kellie Budd receives the GWAC Bar's Barbara Whiting-Wright Trailblazer Award - December 2020


2019

1.  Hon. Jennifer Carroll-Foy reelected as delegate for Virginia's 2nd District in the House of Delegates - January 2019
2.  Jane Reynolds selected to Sorenson Institute's Political Leader's Class - January 2019
3.  Hon. Dontae L. Bugg appointed to the Fairfax County Circuit Court - April 2019
4.  Todd Pilot profiled in Virginia Lawyers Magazine
  - April 2019
5.  Hon. Rossie D. Alston appointed to the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Va -  Alexandria Division - June 2019
6.  Hon. Turkessa Rollins appointed to the Prince William County General District Court - July 2019
7.  Chidi James elected Chair of the Virginia State Bar's Diversity Conference - July 2019
8.  Victoria Walker selected to serve in the Virginia State Bar's Young Lawyers Conference - July 2019
9.  Mohamed Seifeldein presented with Alexandria Chamber of Commerce's 40 under 40 award - July 2019
10. Monique Miles presented with Alexandria Chamber of Commerce's 40 under 40 award - July 2019



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