The Alexandria Bar Association is a community of professionals
working together to improve the quality of the legal environment through networking
and by serving the people of Alexandria.

The Alexandria Bar Association

~ Serving Alexandria Since 1928 ~

The Alexandria Bar Association has been serving the community for over 80 years. Our membership is comprised mainly of small firms and solo practitioners located in and around the City of Alexandria, but we do have members throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Currently the membership is 400 active members. 

Collegiality is the hallmark of our association.  From September through May, members meet at monthly dinners on the third Thursday. Our first meeting in the fall is in September; in October the CLE Marathon over three days and November a traditional Thanksgiving feast with speakers on various topics; our Holiday reception in December after an afternoon fundraiser for Beat the Odds; January membership meeting in Old Town; February is the Gridiron (dinner, satirical skits and shameless parody); March is a dinner; April is the Beat the Odds Ceremony and Foundation Grant Awards; May is the annual meeting and election of officers; June is the family picnic by hosted by the Foundation of the Alexandria Bar Association. 

Communication from bar office and the board of directors is provided by the weekly Week in Brief and a biannual newsletter, the OYEZ. Communications among members is facilitated by section meetings, online membership directory and Young Lawyers activities. 

We provide a wide variety of Continuing Legal Education classes at the annual CLE Marathon at the end of October where you may obtain all 12 hours of CLEs including 2 hours of ethics over the course of three days. As a member of this bar you may attend the CLEs at a discounted rate, while non-members pay full tuition. For information about current CLEs offered, the locations and times, click here

The Alexandria Lawyer Referral Service provides referrals for clients who want to schedule a half-hour consultation with an attorney who is a member of the service. For information about the Alexandria Lawyer Referral Service, click here

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Mary Horner
Legal Services of Northern Virginia
100 N Pitt Street, Suite 307
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-778-4816


Xue Connelly
Wade Grimes Friedman Meinken & Leischner, PLLC
616 N Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-836-9030


Sean Sherlock
King, Campbell, Poretz, and Mitchell PLLC
108 N Alfred Street, Second Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-683-7070

Wirt Brock
armichael Ellis & Brock
108 N Alfred Street, 1st Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-684-7908

Immediate Past President:
Colleen Haddow
Redmon Peyton & Braswell LLP
510 King Street, Suite 301
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-684-2000

Brittany Donnellan
Alexandria Public Defender's Office 
132 N Royal Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-746-4477
Rebekah Green
Shannon & Wright
124 S Royal Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 571-620-1930


Michael Hollingsworth
Nichols Zauzig

Phone: 202-445-5625

Alfredo Vasquez
The Law Office of Alfredo Vasquez
100 M Street
Phone: 202-525-7710

Office Location and Hours

Alexandria Courthouse
The Alexandria Bar Association
520 King Street, Room 202
Alexandria, VA 22314

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. by telephone 703-548-1106 or email at