Hon. C. Ridley Bain, Hopewell General and J&DR District Combined Courts / Hopewell
Judge Bain began serving as a General District Court Judge in the 6th Judicial Circuit( Hopewell, Prince George, Sussex, Surry, Greensville/Emporia, Brunswick ) August 1, 2012 and sit regularly now in Brunswick, Sussex and Greensville/Emporia. He graduated from Randolph-Macon College and UVa Law School. Judge Bain is presently serving as a board member on the Association of District Court Judges and a contributor to the District Court Judges Benchbook.
Hon. Jacqueline F. Ward Talevi, Roanoke County General District Court / Salem
Judge Talevi is a district court judge for the 23rd Judicial District in Virginia. She was re-elected by the Virginia General Assembly in 2015 for a term that expires in 2021. She received her undergraduate degree from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and her J.D. from the Washington and Lee University School of Law.
Jon D. Huddleston, Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White, P.C. / Leesburg
Jon Huddleston is a principal with Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White, P.C. where he has practiced since his admission to the Bar in 1986. He served as the 71st President of Virginia State Bar in 2009-10. Mr. Huddleston's practice area includes all facets of Family Law as well as defense of driving under the influence and serious traffic offenses. He has been a frequent lecturer for Virginia Continuing Legal Education on defense of traffic offenses and is a co-author of the Virginia CLE publication Defense of Serious Traffic Cases in Virginia.
David A. Oblon, Albo & Oblon, L.L.P. / Arlington
David Albo is recognized by most people as a criminal defense attorney. This is most likely due the fact that such cases tend to grab headlines. It is also due to his work as House Chairman of the Courts of Justice (Judiciary) Committee in Virginia’s state legislature. Many outside the court system and legal community don’t realize that Mr. Albo is an accomplished litigator in both criminal and civil litigation. In his early years of practice, over 20 years ago, Mr. Albo served as a public defender and later as a prosecutor. This put him in court almost every day, teaching him powerful trial skills. Over the years, he has tried civil and criminal cases in numerous Virginia county courts and the Federal District Court of Alexandria. Mr. Albo has argued cases before the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Court of Appeals of Virginia, and the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He currently concentrates his practice in employment law, civil litigation, and criminal law. Few are as intimate with Virginia law as Mr. Albo. As a veteran legislative leader, Mr. Albo has helped write many of the Virginia civil procedure changes since 2006 (e.g. merging law and equity, creating the Bill of Complaint as the primary civil pleading, changing jurisdictional limits of the courts, and overseeing nearly every modern evidentiary law change). He has also overseen or drafted most of Virginia’s criminal law changes (e.g. elimination of parole, a massive re-drafting of the DUI laws, and most of Virginia’s anti gang laws.)