Edward L. Davis, Virginia State Bar / Richmond
Edward L. Davis manages and participates in the work of the Professional Regulation Department of the Virginia State Bar, charged by the Supreme Court of Virginia with enforcing its disciplinary and unauthorized practice rules. He supervises a staff of forty lawyers, investigators, and support staff who investigate and prosecute complaints of unprofessional conduct against lawyers licensed in Virginia. The staff also gives advice about legal ethics and the unauthorized practice of law. Mr. Davis reports to the Virginia State Bar’s Executive Director and works closely with the Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline, which has oversight responsibility for the disciplinary system.
Bernard J. DiMuro, DiMuroGinsberg, P.C. / Alexandria
Bernard J. DiMuro is the managing partner of the Alexandria law firm of DiMuroGinsberg, P.C. He represents clients in complex civil litigation and professional responsibility cases. He was formerly a chairman and member of the Eighth District Grievance Committee and chairman of the Virginia Supreme Court Disciplinary Board. Mr. DiMuro also has been a faculty member of the Virginia State Bar Professionalism Course, a member of the VSB Committee to Study the Code of Professional Responsibility, and a past president of the VSB. He assists business clients and their general counsel in litigation management and in the audit of legal fees and legal services.
James M. McCauley, Virginia State Bar / Richmond
James M. McCauley is the Ethics Counsel for the Virginia State Bar, and manages the staff counsel serving the Standing Committees on Legal Ethics, Unauthorized Practice of Law, and Lawyer Advertising and Solicitation. He and his staff write the draft advisory opinions for the Standing Committees and provide informal advice over the telephone to members of the bar, bench, and general public on matters involving legal ethics, lawyer advertising, and the unauthorized practice of law. Mr. McCauley frequently lectures and publishes articles on matters relating to legal ethics and the unauthorized practice of law. He teaches Professional Responsibility at the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond.