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2023 Spring Sections Seminar

  • 03 May 2023
  • 6:00 PM
  • 05 May 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • Hotel 24 South, 24 S. Market Street, Staunton, VA 24401


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • $150 per section (MedMal is offered in 2 parts for $300). Total cost will be calculated based on registration choices.
  • $150 per section (MedMal is offered in 2 parts for $300). Total cost will be calculated based on registration choices. VADA membership dues waived for new members registering for this meeting.

Registration is closed

Join us for our annual specialized litigation sections training.

New this year:
"Speaking with the Enemy?
Communicating with Opposing Counsel" 
This general session is free to all registrants.

"Sip & Shop" Welcome Reception Wednesday at Yelping Dog Wine store and CFO Trading Company gift and men's apparel store.


Thank you to our section leaders for developing an excellent agenda.

Appellate Advocacy

Chair: Tracy Taylor Hague

Vice Chair: Elaine McCafferty

Corporate & Commercial Litigation

Chair: Jonathan Gonzalez

Vice Chair: Declan Leonard

Local Government

Chair: Julie Seyfarth

Vice Chair: Douglas Barber

Medical Malpractice

Chair: Anthony Cottone

Vice Chair: Jacob Pierce

Policy Coverage

Chair: Kevin Streit

Vice Chair: Pete Schurig

Product & Toxic Torts

Chair: William "Ben" Woody

Vice Chair: Christian Tucker

Professional Liability

Chair: Ashley Moss

Vice Chair: Colin Neal

Transportation Liability

Chair: Danielle Matie

Vice Chair: Jonathan Hogins

Workers' Compensation

Chair: Megan Wagner

Vice Chair: Eva Roffis


  Wednesday, May 3
 6:00 PM  Welcome Reception
 7:30 PM  Dinner on Your Own
  Thursday, May 4
 7:30 AM Wellness Committee Run or Walk
 8:30 AM Breakfast and Registration
 9:00 AM Morning Sections
   *Jt. Session: Appellate Advocacy with Professional Liability
  *Appellate Advocacy
  *Local Government
  *Professional Liability
 Noon  Lunch
 1:00 PM  Afternoon Sections
   *Corporate & Commercial Litigation
   *Medical Malpractice (Part 1)
   *Policy Coverage
 4:00 PM  Ethics General Session
 5:00 PM  Networking Reception
 6:30 PM  Dinner on Your Own
 6:30  Women's Section Dinner
 9:00 PM  Late Night
  Friday, May 5
 8:30 AM  Breakfast
 9:00 AM  Morning Sections
   *Jt. Session: Auto & Transportation with Products & Toxic Torts
   *Auto & Transportation Liability
   *Medical Malpractice (Part 2)
   *Workers' Compensation

 Box Lunch

Click Here for Detailed Agenda


Our discounted room block is full, but you may still find availability at the hotel at going market rates. There are also many other hotels nearby. 


The meeting registration fee is $150 per section.  Medical Malpractice is $300 and is offered in two parts (Thursday afternoon and Friday morning) and includes the Medical Malpractice Roundtable. To register for the Medical Malpractice section, choose Thursday afternoon's Part 1, and you will be automatically registered for Friday morning's Part 2.

The General Session is free to all registrants.

Guests allowed with $75 fee to attend receptions. All registrations include the General Session at 4:00 on Thursday. Cancellations accepted through April 21, minus a $50 cancellation fee.  Substitutions welcome anytime. Email agilbody@vada.org for further information.

New members, 2023 VADA membership dues are waived for those registering for this meeting.  Your first membership bill will be sent in January 2024.  Contact Sherma Mather at smather@vada.org with questions.

Women's Section 

Join the Women’s Section at the Spring Meeting: We’ll meet from 6:45 to 8:45 pm on Thursday, May 4, for pizza and drinks at Ox-Eye Vineyards Tasting Room, within walking distance of Hotel 24 South.  Tickets are $50 per person and you can add this to your online registration form.

Community Service

In keeping with our initiative to support the communities in which we gather and practice, we will be holding a support drive for Valley Mission during the Spring Meeting. First known as the Gospel Army Rescue Mission in 1971, Valley Mission works to support both the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless. Valley Mission provides temporary shelter and comprehensive case management services for more than 700 clients each year.

We will be accepting monetary or in-kind donations for Valley Mission during the Spring Meeting. You can make a monetary donation directly here, and put VADA in the comments.  For in-kind donations, the items most needed are:

·      Cleaning supplies

·      Men’s t-shirts in primary colors (not white)

·      Medical supplies (over-the-counter pain relievers, Neosporin, travel size Q-tips and other items)

·      Umbrellas

Thank you for your support!


For sponsorship information, please contact Amy Gilbody at agilbody@vada.org.

Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

11533 Busy Street, #327

N. Chesterfield, VA 23236


Executive Director: Sherma Mather

Director of Meetings: Amy Gilbody

Journal of Civil Litigation Managing Editor: Molly Terry

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