George’s practice focuses exclusively on pro bono matters.

George serves as chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Leadership Committee and managing partner of the firm’s pro bono offices in the Church Hill community of Richmond and in Charlottesville, Virginia, where the firm partners with the University of Virginia Law School. In his role as chair of the Pro Bono Leadership Committee, George helps to establish firmwide policies and coordinates the activities of the pro bono committees in each office.

Prior to joining Hunton & Williams, George served in the U.S. Army and as Special Counsel to the Governor of Virginia. He spent 25 years practicing in the area of general corporate and corporate and finance law before devoting his practice exclusively to pro bono matters. In 2009 George was recognized as a Lifetime Achiever by American Lawyer magazine. He is active as a board member in various community organizations including The Greater Richmond Bar Foundation; the Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Drug Court Foundation; Lawyers Helping Lawyers, a Virginia non-stock corporation devoted to helping lawyers who have problems with alcohol or other drugs; and the Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence.

Memberships

  • Member, Virginia Access to Justice Commission
  • Former Member, Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs, American Bar Association
  • Member and Past Chair of the Committee on Substance Abuse, Virginia Bar Association
  • Member and Past Chair of the Pro Bono Committee, Bar Association of the City of Richmond
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Virginia Law Foundation

Awards & Recognition

  • Recipient of the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Pro Bono Award, Virginia State Bar, 2015
  • Recipient of the Joseph V. Gartlan, Jr. Award, Virginia Association of Community Services Boards, 2013
  • Recipient of “2011 City Year Idealist of the Year Award”
  • Named to “Legal Elite,” Virginia Business, 2010
  • Leaders in the Law, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Class of 2010
  • Recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award, American Lawyer magazine, 2009
  • Pro Bono Publico Award, The Bar Association of the City of Richmond, 2001
  • Recipient of the James R. Treese Award, The Virginia Bar Association, 2000
  • Recipient of the Virginia Bar Association Pro Bono Award, 1994

Insights

  • Publications

    • Author, Addressing Addiction, Legal Management, November/ December 2009
    • Author, Addiction to Alcohol and Other Drugs: Recognizing the Signs of Lawyer Impairment, The Bar Examiner, August 1, 1999
    • Author, Doing Good: How One Law Firm Started a Low-Fee Branch Office to Help Those in Need, ABA Journal, December 1, 1992