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P.O. Box 11163
Newport News, VA 23601


 

Association Officers
Lisa M. Moore
President

Lisa has been an associate with D. Wayne Moore, Attorney at Law, since 2006. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree and Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond. She served a law clerk in the Newport News Circuit Court for several of the judges for two years. Lisa is a general practitioner. She is qualified as court appointed counsel for indigent clients and as a guardian ad litem for both children and incapacitated adults.   


Molly Newton
President-Elect

Molly is an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Newport News. She has worked at that office since 2008, prosecuting a wide variety of cases in the General District and Circuit Courts. Currently her primary caseload includes traffic, drug, weapon, and homicide offenses. Before becoming a prosecutor, Molly began her legal career as a public defender in the City of Lynchburg. Molly also lived in Washington, D.C., and worked as a lobbyist before attending law school. Molly received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, and she received an honors degree in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University.




Adonica Baine
Secretary

Adonica is an attorney with the Newport News City Attorney's Office. 


Christopher R. Hedrick
Treasurer

Chris has been actively engaged in a comprehensive private practice focusing on civil litigation and workers’ compensation defense at the state and federal levels since 1992. He has tried over 75 civil jury trials and was co-counsel on a $25 million lawsuit. He regularly defends cases under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. He has developed a national practice assisting clients in evaluating how to defend these cases.  Chris is a member of the Newport News, Virginia, North Carolina, and American Bar Associations, the Virginia and North Carolina State Bars, the Defense Research Institute, and the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys.



Darlene P. Bradberry
Immediate Past President

Darlene is a Deputy City Attorney for the City of Newport News, where she is the litigation supervisor. She was an Echols Scholar at the University of Virginia and earned her B.A. with Distinction. She was awarded her J.D. from the College of William and Mary and served as an Executive Editor of the William and Mary Law Review. Prior to joining the City, she was a partner in private practice in Norfolk, Virginia. She has over twenty years of experience in litigation and appears regularly in state and federal court. She has argued before the Virginia Court of Appeals, the Virginia Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and has handled several cases appealed to that level. She dedicates extensive time as a volunteer for civic, religious, and educational organizations. 

 




Board of Directors

 

Jessica Crossett 
Director

 




Brian O. Dolan
Director
Brian began his legal career in Washington, D.C. in 1994 as an officer in the U.S. Army JAG Corps, handling environmental and administrative law matters. He then served as prosecutor in the JAG Corps, to include appointment as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. In 1998, Brian entered the private practice of law in southeast Virginia with one of the largest Virginia-based law firms. He initially defended complex medical malpractice claims and represented medical practitioners in board administrative proceedings. His practice then expanded to cover an array of civil matters, such as product liability, guardian and conservator appointment proceedings, real estate title dispute resolution, business disputes, will contests, lender representation and creditor rights. After 18 years of large firm experience, Brian decided to leave that environment for the challenge of starting and managing his own law firm, which he opened in April 2016.



Irving B. Goldstein
Director
Chip was born and raised in Newport News. He attended grade school at Hampton Institute (now known as Hampton University), middle school in Newport News public schools, and high school at Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News. Upon admission to the Virginia State Bar, he practiced with the largest and oldest firm on the Virginia Peninsula. On June 1, 2001, he opened his sole practice, which has grown into the current firm. His practice, experience, and reputation as a competent, compassionate attorney have continued to grow steadily.



Mark R. Matney
Director

Mark R. Matney is a traffic defense lawyer who defends people charged with DUI, reckless driving and other serious traffic violations. He is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, the Virginia State Bar, and the Newport News Bar Association. He contributed the Virginia chapter to the book A Cup of Coffee With 10 of the Top DUI Attorneys in the United States.

Mr. Matney graduated from William and Mary’s Marshall Wythe School of Law in 1992. He completed his B.A. in International studies at The American University in 1989 and accomplished his M.Div. degree in 2005 by graduating summa cum laude from Evangel Theological Seminary.

Mr. Matney has donated more than 700 hours of legal services through Alliance Defending Freedom. Upon reaching 450 hours he became part of their Honor Guard. His volunteer work has included providing legal clinics, serving on the boards of nonprofit organizations, and advising churches and ministry leaders. He represented the Republican Party in 2015 as candidate for the 1st District State Senate seat.


Steven A. Meade
Director





Joshua Goff
Director
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Staff
Genny D'Ascenzo
Administrator

 

 



 



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