Eugene M. Elliott, Jr. is currently a Member of the Council of the Virginia State Bar, where he represents the Roanoke Valley. The Council is the Bar’s governing body. This year he was one of six members elected by Council to serve on its Executive Committee, which acts when Council is not in session. In addition to the six elected Members, the Executive Committee consists of the President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President and the Chairpersons of four VSB Conferences. The Virginia State Bar regulates attorneys, provides ethical guidelines, monitors professional liability insurance, maintains a Clients’ Protection Fund, promotes pro bono work, provides Continuing Legal Education, maintains a Lawyers Referral Service and many other services to the general public and licensed attorneys.
Mr. Elliott is the former Chair of the Conference of Local Bar Associations of the Virginia State Bar. The Conference provides resources and programming to local bar associations. It also conducts legal seminars for solo and small firm attorneys.
Mr. Elliott was named Local Bar Leader of the Year by the Virginia State Bar in 2005. In 2006 he received a Commendation from the Virginia General Assembly as a knowledgeable lawyer, bar leader and community leader.
He is a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation to which only one percent of Virginia attorneys are invited to join.
He is a former president of the Virginia Museum of Transportation, Inc. and is and has been a member of its Executive Board for 35 years. He with others was instrumental in saving Mill Mountain Zoo from closing and served as its first president. He is and has been active in many other bar related and civic projects.
Mr. Elliott received his Juris Doctorate from Washington and Lee University School of Law and was active in many of its activities, including serving as a Note & Comment Editor of the Law Review. He is a graduate of Marshall University and Virginia Episcopal School.