|Wilson Appointed To Virginia State Bar Exec. Committee|
Richmond, VA (June 18, 2019) - Covington attorney Bill Wilson was recently appointed to the Executive Committee of the Virginia State Bar (VSB) Council. The Council is the governing body for 50,000 lawyers licensed to practice in Virginia.
Wilson was elected to the VSB Council in 2017 to represent the lawyers in the Twenty-fifth Judicial Circuit, which is made up of the lawyers in Alleghany County, Covington, Clifton Forge, and the counties of Augusta, Bath, Botetourt, Rockbridge, Highlands and the cities of Lexington, Staunton and Waynesboro.
All lawyers licensed in Virginia must belong to the VSB. The Council, as their governing body, sets the rules and regulations that govern the operation of the Bar, lawyer discipline and the conduct of the lawyers.
Wilson said, "It is a great honor to be asked to serve on the Executive Committee. I really don't know how I was selected. I was just notified that I had been placed on the Committee."
Several years ago, Wilson served as the Chairman of the Senior Lawyers Conference and the Conference on Local Bar Associations, both of which are subdivisions of the VSB. He has also served on VSB Council on several other occasions representing the Twenty-fifth Judicial Circuit.
Wilson graduated from Hampden Sydney College in 1960 and the University of Virginia in 1963. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1974 through 1989. He is married to the former Langhorne Clarke of Salem and they have one daughter, Taylor W. Jones, who graduated from Alleghany High School in 2005 and Virginia Tech in 2009. She is married to Ben Jones of Richmond and they have two children, Langhorne, age 1 1/2, and Mary Hardin, age 5 weeks.
Bill Wilson grew up in Crewe and still has family there, including two sisters, Helen W. Weston and Brenda W. Simms, and three nephews, Johnny Weston, Todd Weston and David Simms. He has a niece, Gail Weston, who lives in Richmond.