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P.O. Box 11163
Newport News, VA 23601


 

Association Officers
Molly Newton
President

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.  Molly is also the Immediate Past President of the Greater Peninsula Women's Bar Association.



Christopher R. Hedrick
President-Elect

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.




Jessica Crossett
Secretary

Jessica is an attorney with the Newport News Public Defender'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.



Lisa M. Moore
Immediate Past President

 Lisa is a partner with Krinick, Segall, Moore & Lawrence.  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.  




Board of Directors

 

Jasmine Curry Brandt
Director

 

Jasmine is an attorney with Huntington Ingalls Newport News. 


Amy Pyecha
Director
Amy is an attorney with the Newport News Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. 



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

Steve is an attorney with Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein. 



Joshua Goff
Director
.Josh is a partner and co-founder of Goff Voltin, PLLC.  He attended the College of William and Mary and graduated with a degree in Government before attending The College of William and Mary School of Law.  He currently serves as the chair of the Young Lawyers' Committee of the Newport News Bar Association. 


Staff
Genny D'Ascenzo
Administrator

 

 



 



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