South Hampton Roads Bar Association (SHRBA)

Our members make things happen.


South Hampton Roads Bar Association (SHRBA) members are regularly recognized for their practice, skills, and community service at the local, regional, state, and national level.




SHRBA Member Recognized


SHRBA member W. Marcus Scriven was awarded the President's Award For Excellence In Community Service during the Second Act Communities' and the Virginia Beach Development Corporation's annual awards reception in April 2018.


SHRBA Member Recognized by the Virginia Lawyers Weekly


SHRBA member Jamilah D. LeCruise of The Law Office of J. D. LeCruise, was recognized by CoVa BIZ magazine with 7 Best of Business Awards in the following categories: Gold Winner for Business Person of the Year, Gold WInner for Outstanding Emerging Professional, Gold Winner for Best Local Entrepreneur, Gold Winner for Best Local Leader Making a Difference, Gold Winner for Best Small Business, Bronze Winner for Overall Best Law Firm, and Bronze Winner for Young Business Person of the Year.


Check Out the SHRBA Featured Article "Small Bars Can Make a Difference"


Our Past-President, Tameeka M. Williams wrote an article for the Winter 2017 Edition of The Connection, a publication of the Virginia State Bar Conference of Local Bar Associations.  Read more here.



SHRBA  Recognized by Virginia State Bar Conference of Local Bar Associations as 2016 Bar Association of the Year


Our organization was recognized with the 2016 Bar Association of the Year Award from the Virginia State Bar.


The award, sponsored by the VSB Conference of Local Bar Associations, recognizes lasting and exemplary contributions to both the legal and the community at large in Virginia. The award also recognizes the dedication of local and statewide bar associations and emphasizes the importance of close bar cooperation between the Virginia State Bar and bar leaders. 


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SHRBA Members Recognized by the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference


SHRBA member Jamilah D. LeCruise received the Virginia State Bar Yong Lawyers Conference Significant Service Award in 2018. She also received the Significant Service Award in 2013.


SHRBA member Shemeka C. Hankins received the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference Outstanding Service Award for 2016 and 2015. .


SHRBA Members Recognized by the National Black Lawyers and the National Trial Lawyers



SHRBA Member W. Marcus Scriven was named  a Top 100 Attorney by The National Black Lawyers. Members Lenard Myers, II and Jamilah D. LeCruise were named Top 40 Under 40 by The National Black Lawyers for 2016.


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SHRBA President Recognized by Virginia Business Magazine.



SHRBA Past-President Tameeka M. Williams of the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia  has been recognized as one of Virginia's Legal Elite for her pro bono work in the office and the community.

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Member Recognized with Professionalism Award


The Honorable Jerrauld C. Jones of the Norfolk Circuit Court earned the 2015 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award from the Virginia State Bar Criminal Law Section. The award was named for the former Virginia Supreme Court chief justice who promoted the ideals of professionalism during his forty-two years on the state's highest court.


In his letter nominating Judge Jones, VSB President Kevin E. Martingayle wrote that, "I have seen Judge Jones function as a legislator, lawyer and member of the judiciary. He is consistently focused, prepared, kind, insightful, compassionate and intelligent. He has been one of the finest legislators, lawyers and judges I have had the pleasure of knowing, and he has touched the lives of many in a consistently positive way."   


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