Virginia Community Association Law Blog Editor
Mr. Sleeth serves as the co-team leader of LeClairRyan’s Community Associations (HOA, Condo & Development) Team, practicing out of the firm’s Williamsburg and Richmond offices. Mr. Sleeth represents a wide variety of community associations all across Virginia, ranging in size from small neighborhood associations to large-scale associations with thousands of members. He also represents regional and large-scale national developers in the creation and establishment of community associations and planned communities of all shapes and sizes. In addition to serving as the editor of the Virginia Community Association Law Blog, Mr. Sleeth has written and published extensively in the fields of real estate and community association law, and his articles have been featured in some of the leading trade industry journals and legal publications. He is also a frequent speaker at events sponsored by CAI (the Community Associations Institute) and local governments.
Office: Williamsburg, Richmond
- J.D., William and Mary School of Law, 2008, Law Review
- B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, Wheaton College, 2005
For more information about Mr. Sleeth, please visit his biography.
Lori Schweller represents developers of condominiums and residential and mixed use developments in Central and Southwest Virginia. As such, she has drafted governing documents for numerous associations and helped declarants and associations to operate within their terms and according to the laws of the Condominium Act and Property Owners Association Act. Lori is legal counsel to a major golf course owner and operator and, as such, enjoys opportunities to address issues that arise in purchasing amenities within developing and established communities.
- J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1998
- M.A., English, University of Virginia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 1992
- B.A., English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1989
For more information about Ms. Schweller, please visit her biography.
Brett is an experienced community association attorney, practicing out of the firm’s Williamsburg and Richmond offices. Brett represents a wide variety of community associations, ranging in size from small neighborhood associations to large-scale associations. Brett advises community associations on their general legal matters, as well as in litigation matters involving covenant enforcement actions and collections actions.
Offices: Williamsburg and Richmond
Office: Williamsburg, Richmond
- J.D., William and Mary School of Law, 2013, Business Law Review
- B.A., Government and History, University of Virginia, 2010
For more information about Mr. Herbert, please visit his biography.
Mr. Johnson focuses his practice on transactional and land use matters involving commercial and residential development. He represents property owners’ associations, condominium owners’ associations, and land developers.
Mr. Johnson’s practice includes creating and interpreting HOA and condominium governing documents, negotiating eminent domain/condemnation actions, and advising clients on business and community policies.
- J.D., William and Mary School of Law
- B.S., Political Science, University of North Carolina Wilmington
- A.S., Political Science, Coastal Carolina Community College
For more information about Mr. Johnson, please visit his biography.
Steven W. Blaine is the founding partner of the Charlottesville office of LeClairRyan where he focuses his practice on real estate finance and land use law. He has over 30 years experience in representing clients in commercial real estate ventures, including hotels, shopping centers, office buildings, research and industrial parks.
Mr. Blaine has represented numerous investors and developers in sophisticated land use matters, including master plan approvals and rezonings. He is experienced in advising clients through the public land use process in a number of Virginia localities. Several representative transactions include the American Security Council Foundation’s successful rezoning for the 800-acre Conference Facility at Longlea which implemented the first ever Planned Unit Development ordinance for the County of Culpeper, Virginia; University of Virginia Real Estate Foundation obtaining approval for a 3,000,000 square foot, office and research park at North Fork, in Albemarle County, Virginia; Dierman Realty and Regency Centers obtaining approvals for a regional shopping center as part of the mixed-use, Hollymead Town Center in Albemarle County; the rezoning effort for a new planned community in Albemarle County, comprising 3100 residential units.
- J.D., College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, 1983
- B.A., with distinction, University of Virginia, 1979
For more information about Mr. Blaine, please visit his biography.
Mrs. Hudson is a litigation attorney who represents individuals and businesses across the Commonwealth in a variety of practice areas. Mrs. Hudson has a strong practice in the field of medical malpractice defense and has been repeatedly selected as a “Virginia Rising Star” in that field—a distinction presented to less than 2.5% of attorneys in Virginia. She defends physicians, nurses, hospitals, nursing care facilities, and assisted living facilities against a broad range of negligence, wrongful death, and business litigation claims.
Mrs. Hudson’s practice also includes defending employers in a variety of employment litigation matters, including discrimination and retaliation claims, and workers’ compensation claims. She handles a variety of cases in the fields of automobile warranty and lemon law defense, general civil litigation defense, business litigation, and estate litigation.
Office: Williamsburg, Richmond
- J.D., William and Mary School of Law, 2010
- B.A., cum laude, James Madison University, 2007
For more information about Ms. Hudson, please visit her biography.
Doug Cuthbertson is a partner in the firm’s Business Litigation Group. He focuses on financial and insurance disputes, having represented banks, credit card issuers, and insurance companies for almost 20 years. His practice encompasses civil litigation involving federal consumer credit protection statutes, retail banking and deposit products and services, business torts, fraud, insurance coverage, and other insurance-related matters.
Besides financial disputes, Doug handles commercial cases under a number of federal and state statutes and common laws. His clients are individuals and businesses in many different industries, such as real estate, construction, wholesale trade and transportation. Admitted to practice in all of the Washington, D.C.-area courts, Doug often acts as local counsel for businesses litigating in the Nation’s Capital.
Office: Alexandria, Annaplois
- J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 1997
- B.A., Journalism, University of Richmond, 1993
For more information about Mr. Cuthbertson, please visit his biography.