Hon. Rebecca Connelly, U.S. Bankruptcy Court / Harrisonburg
Rebecca B. Connelly is a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Virginia, appointed July 2012 to replace the Honorable Ross W. Krumm, who retired from service as a Bankruptcy Judge on August 1, 2012. She is a former Standing Chapter 13 Trustee and Chapter 12 Trustee for the Western District of Virginia. She has been a frequent speaker and author for Virginia continuing legal education programs and publications.
Hon. Stephen C. St. John, U.S. Bankruptcy Court / Norfolk
Stephen C. St. John was appointed United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia in 1995 and was appointed Chief Judge in 2013. He is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Richmond, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and the University of Virginia School of Law. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was a partner in the law firms of Williams, Worrell, Kelly & Greer, P.C. and Faggert & Frieden, P.C. He has lectured extensively on bankruptcy and commercial law for a variety of regional and national organizations.
Peter J. Barrett, Kutak Rock / Richmond
Peter Barrett is a partner at Kutak Rock LLP in Richmond. He represents unsecured and secured creditors, trustees, equity holders, purchasers and corporate debtors in insolvency matters, including Chapter 11 reorganizations, business liquidations and loan workouts. Peter is licensed to practice in Virginia, California and the Fourth and Sixth Circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Virginia Bar Association, the Richmond Bankruptcy Bar, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association. Peter received a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Malcolm P. (Mic) McConnell, Allen Allen Allen & Allen / Richmond
Malcolm "Mic" McConnell is the lead medical malpractice attorney at Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen. He has settled or tried cases in virtually every medical specialty since he began practicing law in 1987. He has been rated by other attorneys as Martindale-Hubbell AV, the highest rating available for competency and ethics. He has been listed in Virginia’s Super Lawyers every year since 2006, and in Best Lawyers in America every year since 2007. Best Lawyers in American named Mic Richmond’s Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year in 2013.
He is one of the few attorneys in America who is Board Certified in Medical Malpractice Law, by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the ABPLA. Mic is also an active member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, is Chair of the Medical Malpractice Legislative Subcommittee and serves on VTLA’s Board of Governors.
Mic frequently lectures to medical professionals and to lawyers on issues of medical malpractice law and trial advocacy and serves on the faculty of the Virginia College of Trial Advocacy. Mic also helped write and lobby on behalf a new law to extend time limits for cancer victims to file medical malpractice suits to ensure their rights do not expire before they are aware of their illness.