Whitfield named to ‘Legal Elite’
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Virginia Business magazine has named local legal aid attorney John Whitfield to its 2009 list of Virginia’s “Legal Elite.” Whitfield, a resident of Staunton, is the executive director of Blue Ridge Legal Services, the nonprofit legal aid society serving the Shenandoah Valley and Roanoke Valley.
In cooperation with the Virginia Bar Association, Virginia Business asked lawyers throughout the Commonwealth to nominate the best in their profession in 15 categories. Legal peers selected Whitfield as one of the state’s top attorneys in the “Legal Services/Pro Bono” category. This is the fifth consecutive year Virginia Business magazine has named Whitfield to its listing of the state’s top lawyers.
Mr. Whitfield was the 1998 recipient of the Virginia State Bar’s Legal Aid Award, the Commonwealth’s highest recognition for legal aid attorneys, and he is a former president of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bar Association. He was inducted as a Virginia Law Fellow earlier this year. He is a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Staunton.
Blue Ridge Legal Services is a United Way partner agency.