For The Record

Virginia’s legal landscape abounds with Richmond Law alumni in leadership positions. Currently, two double Spiders lead the commonwealth’s two most prominent bar associations.

In June 2022, Stephanie Grana, W’90 and L’93, of Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci became president of the Virginia State Bar, the state’s licensing body for Virginia lawyers and judges. Grana made history as the organization’s first Hispanic president. Her term runs through July 1.

In January, Benjamin Leigh, R’91 and L’96, of Troxell & Leigh became president of the Virginia Bar Association, the commonwealth’s largest statewide voluntary bar organization. His term lasts one year.

“Ben and I are citizen lawyers,” Grana said. “We practice law and serve our clients, but we also choose to serve the legal community and the public at large.”

“The mutual respect from our Richmond background serves both our organizations well,” Leigh agreed. “It is a very special thing.”