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Two Law Alumni Named 2018 Leaders in the Law

Channing J. Martin, an attorney with Williams Mullen, and Marie Washington, from the Law Office of Marie Washington, have been named to the 2018 class of Leaders in the Law by Virginia Lawyers Weekly.

Martin Channing '75, '79LChanning Martin ’75, ’79L

Martin, a 1975 graduate of the College and 1979 graduate of the School of Law, is a partner in the Richmond office of Williams Mullen and chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Group. He counsels clients on a wide variety of environmental issues and represents them before regulatory agencies and courts on such matters as the Clean Air and Water Acts, CERCLA, RCRA, Brownfields redevelopment and wetlands.

Martin is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2007-present) and was named the Best Lawyers 2013 Richmond “Environmental Lawyer of the Year.”  He has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading environmental attorney in the United States since 2004. Active in community affairs, Martin is a former chair of the board of United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg and was the campaign chair of the 2004 United Way campaign.

Marie Washington '03LMarie Washington ’03L

At her Warrenton, Virginia law practice, Washington represents clients in a wide array of matters, including contracts, business, criminal violations, domestic relations and estate planning. She is an active member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association, and the Fauquier & Prince William County Bar Associations. Washington served on the Virginia State Bar Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board from 2011 to 2014. She currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Litigation Section of the Virginia State Bar.

Washington is an active community volunteer and has served on the board for Fauquier Faith Partners, Inc., Salvation Army, Warrenton United Methodist Church, and Boys and Girls Club of Fauquier County. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Fauquier Health Senior Living and on the advisory Board for the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County. She also received a distinguished service award in 2010 at the Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar for developing a CLE and for her charitable work of organizing the No Bills Night and Wills for Heroes program for her local community.

Leaders in Law recognizes those across the commonwealth who are setting the standard for other lawyers in Virginia. The honorees are chosen for their outstanding contributions to the practice of law in Virginia, significant achievements through the practice of law, leadership in improving the justice system and important contributions to Virginia’s legal community and/or the community at large.

Virginia Lawyers Weekly is the commonwealth’s top source of legal information for practicing attorneys, providing a traditional weekly newspaper as well as online news. The newspaper reports all decisions issued by the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Virginia Court of Appeals and the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. News coverage highlights developments in case law, changes to court rules, verdict and settlement reports, bar-discipline notices and all other news vital to Virginia lawyers.