J. Thomas (Tom) ProvinceOf Counsel
Tom serves "of counsel" to me for various matters in the western part of Virginia and with some military cases.
Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of VA (1971); VA Court of Appeals (1986); US Dist Cts for the Western District (1973) and Eastern District (1978) of VA. General practice of law, with emphasis on criminal defense, real estate law, wills, trusts, estate administration, general litigation, and military law. Commissioner in Chancery, Circuit Court of Madison County.Education:
B.A., Virginia Military Institute, 1968 (Distinguished in General Merit); J.D., Washington & Lee University School of Law, 1971 ( cum laude ) (Delta Theta Phi Scholarship Key; Lead Articles Editor, W&L Law Review; semi-finalist, Burks Moot Court competition; Student Bar Association officer); United States Institute of Peace course on conflict resolution; numerous U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency courses on emergency management; seminar participant and presenter on Military/NGO Relations at the US Army Peacekeeping Institute, Carlile, PA; seminar participant: Kidnappings, Hostage Taking and Ransoms , Great Missenden, England.Languages:
German; Serbo-CroatianHumanitarian Service and Consultancies:
OSCE election monitor/municipal leader, Banovice, BiH; OSCE election supervisor, displaced persons polling station in the Zone of Separation, Brcko, Republika Srbska; OSCE voter registration supervisor, Stari Vitez, BiH; OSCE advanced polling supervisor Visegrad, Republika Srpska; assistant camp manager, Camp Hope, Fier, Albania, (Kosovar displaced persons camp); OSCE election monitor, Kakanj BiH; OSCE election monitor, Pirot, Serbia
Led the Assessment Team, which conducted a study of the security of national and international staff in CARE, USA, overseas operations; consultant to CARE International emergency operations director; consultant to CARE Deutschland, Bonn, Germany.Organizations:
VA State Bar (Member: Criminal Law Section, Military Law Section); Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Madison-Greene Bar Association; Past Master, Linn-Banks Lodge # 126, A.F.&A.M.
Tom is a retired colonel in the Virginia State Defense Force.