Archive for November, 2012

The LGA’s 2012 Finnegan Award for Distinguished Service

At the LGA’s Fall 2012 Conference, I was surprised and proud to receive from the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia its Edward J. Finnegan Award for Distinguished Service.  It is the LGA’s highest honor.  My long-time friends, Walter Erwin of Lynchburg, and Rhysa South of Henrico , presented the award to me.  Water spoke briefly about […]


November 1, 2012, Virginia Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Local Government Law

Today, the Virginia Supreme Court issued opinions affecting Virginia local government law, and evidently, the City of Virginia Beach and the law of beach replenishment: 112193 3232 Page Ave. Condo. Ass’n v. City of Virginia Beach 11/01/2012 In a city’s suit to condemn certain easements in connection with a beach replenishment project, while alternatively claiming ownership of […]