Roanoke attorney John Fishwick, who graduated from Washington and Lee University’s School of Law in 1983, was confirmed as U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia by the U.S. Senate, and sworn in on Dec. 21, as reported in the Dec. 21 issue of The Roanoke Times.
Robert Edward Royall Huntley, president of Washington and Lee University from 1968 to 1983, died on Dec. 10, 2015, in Lexington. He was 86.
On Friday, Oct. 2, USAToday reported that Michael Missal, a 1978 graduate of Washington and Lee University, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be the inspector general of the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.
Robert "Robin" C. Wood III, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1962, will receive the 2015 Tradition of Excellence Award from the Virginia State Bar's General Practice Section.
On Friday, Feb. 13, The Hon. Jerrauld C. Jones, a 1980 graduate of the Washington and Lee University School of Law, received the 2015 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award from the The Virginia State Bar Criminal Law Section. Jerrauld sits on the Circuit Court of the City of Norfolk.
Over the years, Marie Washington, Washington and Lee School of Law Class of 2003, has made her mark on her hometown of Warrenton, Virginia. Her efforts as an attorney, advocate for mental health services, animal lover and volunteer to numerous non-profits secured her the honor of Citizen of the Year as bestowed by the Fauquier Times.
"He died at a particularly momentous event in a very momentous battle, the largest land engagement of the war, and he died in one of the most critical, if not the most critical spot on the field," said Kent Masterson Brown, a Civil War historian, in an interview with the New York Times.
The Hon. Pamela J. White received the Robert M. Bell Judge of the Year Award from the Maryland Access to Justice Commission in recognition of her efforts to "improve the ability of all Marylanders to access the courts or to get legal help in civil legal matters so they can benefit from the rights, protections, services and opportunities that the law provides."
Mid-term elections are upon us, and a story on the OregonLive website features Caitlin Mitchel-Markley, a 2005 graduate of the Washington and Lee University School of Law, who is running on the Libertarian ticket for the Oregon legislature.
Delegate Lacey Putney was the subject of a front-page profile in the Roanoke Times on Sunday, Dec. 15. The occasion was the conclusion of his distinguished 53-year career in the Virginia General Assembly, a post he has held longer than anyone.