President: Joshua A. Goff

Josh is a partner and co-founder of Goff Voltin, PLLC. Upon graduation from The College of William & Mary School of Law, Josh clerked for the judges of the Henrico County (VA) Circuit Court, where he gained first-hand knowledge into the judicial decision making process. Josh then used this knowledge to start his own firm in 2012. Since that time, Josh has provided vigorous representation to hundreds of clients in bench and jury trials ranging from traffic offenses to first degree murder, as well as representing individuals in the Court of Appeals of Virginia and Supreme Court of Virginia.

Josh grew up in Charlotte County, Virginia, where he graduated valedictorian from Randolph-Henry High School. He then attended the College of William and Mary, graduating magna cum laude with a degree in Government before attending The College of William & Mary School of Law. He currently resides in Newport News.

President-Elect:  Patrick Murphrey

Patrick is an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Newport News.

Secretary:  Jessica Crossett

Jess Crossett is the Chief Deputy Public Defender in Newport News, where she has worked for ten years. She earned her law degree at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. While at Stetson, she completed a trial advocacy concentration program and served as notes and comments editor for the Stetson Law Review. Prior to law school, Jess earned a B.S. from Virginia Commonwealth University. In her current role, Jess serves as a supervisor on the adult felony and misdemeanor team as well as the office’s assistant appellate supervisor. She enjoys the opportunity to train and mentor other attorneys in her office and across Virginia by serving as faculty at training programs with the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission. Jess believes that indigent defense is the very essence of the practice of law and sees every day as an opportunity to work toward change in the criminal justice system. She lives in Seaford with her husband, son, and two insane rescue dogs. She is the current secretary of the Board.

Treasurer:   Nicholas A. Nunes

Nick is an associate with the firm of David, Kamp & Frank in Newport News.  He focuses his practice primarily on litigation, employment, and landlord-tenant law.  Nick is admitted to practice in both Virginia and Florida. 

Nick is a “native” of Newport News having moved here as an “Army brat” at age six.  Nick attended Menchville High School and graduated from Virginia Tech with Honors.  Nick graduated from Florida State University College of Law, where he received recognition in the FSU Dispute Resolution Competition as the “Best Client Counselor.”  Nick currently lives in Seaford, Virginia, with his dog, Jack.

Immediate Past President:  Christopher R. Hedrick

Chris is a Newport News native who attended Menchville High School.  He graduated from Wake Forest University and attended the College of William and Mary Law School graduating in 1992.   He is a partner in the Newport News law firm of Mason, Mason, Walker and Hedrick, where his practice is concentrated in civil litigation and defense of case under the Longhore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act for local shipbuilding and maritime employers in the Port of Hampton Roads.   He is a retired Colonel from the US Army Reserve.   He is married and has three daughters.

Directors: 

Amy Pyecha

Amy Pyecha is a Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney who has worked for the City of Newport News since 2013.  A graduate of Regent University School of Law, she currently prosecutes a variety of misdemeanor and felony cases on the adult violent crimes team, focusing on victim-centered prosecutions.  She is a member of the Newport News Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and is a member of the Hampton Roads Human Trafficking Task Force.

Jasmine Curry-Brandt

Jasmine is a Regulatory Compliance Advisor for Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. She previously practiced Family Law. Prior to law school, Jasmine worked in the banking and account management.  She earned her law degree from Regent University School of Law and her B.A. from The College of William and Mary.  Jasmine is a proud native of Newport News and enjoys serving her fellow Newport News citizens through community service in various organizations.

Julianne R. Cyr

Julie is a partner with Cyr & Laster Law, PLLC, in Newport News, with her primary practice areas being real estate and adult guardianship. She graduated from Regent University School of Law and received her bachelors degree from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Julie is originally from Vermont, but lives in Hampton with her fiancé, dog and three horses.

Jordan Heath

Jordan Heath is a civil litigator focusing his practice on personal injury cases and commercial litigation. While attending Regent University School of Law, Jordan served two years on Regent’s flagship academic journal, the Regent University Law Review and served the last year on its executive board as the Notes and Comments Editor. While in Law School Jordan interned for judges in both state and federal trial courts, giving him an added insight into the inner-workings of the courts.

Jordan can often be found frequenting Virginia’s abundant historic trails and sites with his Rhodesian Ridgeback, Remi.

Frank A. Edgar, Jr.

Frank practices general commercial litigation with a focus on business torts, defamation, contract and real estate disputes, security clearance challenges, zoning cases, and labor & employment matters with the firm of Goldstein, Edgar & Reagan.  Frank has argued cases in both the Virginia Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  In addition to practicing law, Frank is an adjunct member of the faculty of both the Luter School of Business at Christopher Newport University, where he teaches business law, and Thomas Nelson Community College, where he presents workforce development programs on entrepreneurship.

Frank has been and remains very active in the local community. He currently serves as the President of the Board of the Hampton History Museum Association and formerly served on the Boards of the Virginia Air & Space Center and the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA. Frank continues to serve the YMCA through membership on its Endowment Committee and its Finance & Accounting Committee.

Adrianna Jimenez

Adrianna is an Associate with the firm of Sarfan & Nachman in Newport News.