Brett Marston Receives Young Lawyer of the Year Award from Virginia State Bar
K. Brett Marston, partner and co-chair of the construction practice of Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, has been selected the 2004 recipient of the R. Edwin Burnette, Jr., Young Lawyer of the Year Award from the Virginia State Bar. Marston received the award at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Virginia State Bar held June 17 through 20 in Virginia Beach.
The award was established in 1994 and is named after R. Edwin Burnette, Jr., a General District Court judge and past-president of the Virginia State Bar. It is given annually to the young Virginia attorney who best represents the standards of honor, integrity, and competence in the legal profession; initiates and participates in activities and programs to improve the legal system and its responsiveness; and serves the legal profession and the public through pro bono and leadership activities.
Marston, who is a native of Appomattox, is a graduate of the University of Virginia and an honors graduate of the George Mason University School of Law in 1993. He is presently the Secretary/Treasurer of the Roanoke Bar Association. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar Construction and Public Contracts Section and member of the Virginia Bar Association Construction and Public Contracts Law Executive Council. He is a board member of the Roanoke Division of the Associated General Contractors of Virginia. Marston previously served a four-year term as a member of the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference, and was a law clerk for the Hon. J. Calvitt Clarke, Jr., in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Norfolk before starting with Gentry Locke in 1994.