The "VTLA Member Spotlight" is an opportunity to turn the spotlight on a member making an impact in the Association and the profession. These members exemplify the mission of VTLA and we are thrilled they're part of the VTLA Family! If you are interested in being highlighted or nominating a colleague, please contact Courtney Hammack: or 804.343.1143 ext. 316.

Member Spotlight Archive
2017 - Joanna Suyes, Eva Juncker, Tom Curcio, Amy Griggs, Andy Reinhardt, Lisa O'Donnell, Lee Livingston, Tillman Breckenridge, and Mark Dix
2016 - Amy Whitelaw, Kevin Duffan, Tom Albro, Molly Garrett, and Cory Ford
2015 - Jonathan Wren, Lauren Ellerman, Gobind Sethi, Rob Dean, Julie Gerock, and Brody Reid

Kyle McNew
January 2018

Kyle McNew

What kind of law do you practice?
Personal injury and appellate

Where were you born?
Portsmouth, VA, and I survived!

What's your favorite holiday and why?
Christmas - it's an opportunity to reflect on the year, and the kids are so excited.

What is your guilty pleasure (TV show, sweet treat, etc.)?
Singing/talent reality shows and Broadway musical soundtracks.

How many years have you been a VTLA member?

What is the greatest benefit you've received from being a VTLA member?
I can't limit it to just one. For me, the greatest benefits have been (1) access to the listserves and (2) the collective advocacy on behalf of my clients and my practice, both in the General Assembly and in the courts via the amicus committee. 

What would you most like to tell yourself at age 16?
Slow down and experience the present - whatever it is you're running toward will still be there whenever you get there.  

Favorite social media account or app?
Favorite, and only - Facebook

If you could invite anyone in the world to dinner (living or dead), who would you invite and why?
My wife, kids, and parents, because if my answer was anything else I'd be in trouble with all of them. And I also happen to really enjoy their company. 

Title of the last book you read?
The Old Man and the Boy - Robert Ruark

If money wasn't an issue, what would your dream job be?
Probably a hunting and fishing guide. Something that allowed me to be outdoors, but on my own terms because hey, money isn't an issue in this hypo. 

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
Despite being described by some - quite unfairly - as loud, bombastic, and obnoxious, one of my favorite things is silence.