Virginia Law Foundation Inducts Six W&M Law Alumni as Fellows for 2013

The evening of January 24 was a special one for William & Mary Law School. That’s when six of the school’s alumni were inducted into the 2013 Class of Fellows of the Virginia Law Foundation during the Virginia Bar Association’s annual dinner in Williamsburg.

The Foundation’s board confers induction on selected Virginia attorneys, law professors, and retired members of the judiciary who are deemed outstanding in their profession and in their community.

“Becoming a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation is a special honor,” said Davison M. Douglas, dean of the Law School. “It shows that these men and women have not only maintained and upheld the highest of standards, but also lived their lives as citizen lawyers committed to serving the greater good.”

All told, 17 Virginia lawyers were inducted, with William & Mary representing the most graduates of any one Virginia law school. The graduates of William & Mary Law School are:

  • Thomas Frantz ’73, partner at Williams Mullen in Virginia Beach;
  • Jacob Lutz ’81, practice group leader at Troutman Sanders in Richmond;
  • J. Lee Osborne ’81, principal at Woods Rogers, PLC in Roanoke;
  • Melissa W. Robinson ’88, principal at Glenn Robinson & Cathey, PLC in Roanoke;
  • John Tarley ’92, managing member at Tarley Robinson, PLC in Williamsburg; and
  • J. Page Williams ’76, member at Feil, Petit & Williams, PLC in Charlottesville.

The Virginia Law Foundation was established in 1974 to serve as the non-profit vehicle for Virginia lawyers seeking to improve the administration of justice and promote the rule of law throughout Virginia.

The Foundation supports projects that, among other things, provide civil legal services to the poor, educate the public about law and the legal profession, and support public service internships for Virginia law students.