Mr. Barclay attended the University of Virginia (B.A. 1982) and (J.D. 1986). From 1986 to 1991, he served as an officer in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He entered private practice in Portsmouth, VA, in 1991 and joined Cooper, Spong & Davis in 1993. He has an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell and has earned recognition in the 2019, 2020, and 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his expertise in real estate, land use, and zoning.
B.A. (1982) and J.D. (1986) – University of Virginia
Virginia State Bar
Portsmouth Bar Association
Suffolk Bar Association
Virginia Bar Association
Land Use, Planning, and Zoning
Mr. Barclay practices primarily in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, including representation of purchasers and sellers of real property, commercial lenders, property managers, and the negotiation and drafting of lease agreements. He also maintains a significant land use and zoning practice, representing clients before local governing bodies.
Mr. Barclay is licensed to practice in Virginia and is a member of the Virginia Bar Association, the Portsmouth Bar Association and the Suffolk Bar Association. He was a former member of the Suffolk City Council serving for four years representing the Sleepy Hole Borough. He has also served as Vice Chairman of the Virginia Port Authority, Chairman of the Board of Economic Development of the City of Suffolk; Chairman of the Portsmouth Planning Commission, Representative for the 3rd Judicial Circuit on the Virginia State Bar Council, President of the Virginia Real Estate Attorneys League and as an Area Representative for the Real Property Section of the Virginia State Bar. He has provided continuing legal education lectures on various real estate related topics for the Virginia Law Foundation and other groups. He has been selected by Virginia Business Magazine for inclusion on its list of “Super Lawyers” in Virginia. Mr. Barclay has recently been appointed member of the Virginia State Bar First District Disciplinary Committee.
Mr. Barclay attends St. John’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth and is active in many civic, business and community groups. His wife, Bonnie, is a nurse practitioner and they have two children: Cole and Hugh.
Mr. Pomije attended the University of Virginia (B.A. 1971) and College of William and Mary (J.D. 1974). He joined Cooper, Spong & Davis in 1987 and is a shareholder. Mr. Pomije practices elder law and civil litigation, including guardianship / conservatorship issues, wills, estate litigation, collections against decedents’ estates, estate planning, and estate administration. In addition, his civil litigation practice also includes a broad spectrum of chancery matters. He serves as Portsmouth’s Commissioner of Accounts and has earned recognition in recent editions of The Best Lawyers for his expertise in estates.
B.A. (1971) – University of Virginia
J.D. (1974) – College of William and Mary
He serves as Portsmouth’s Commissioner of Accounts, a quasi-judicial position to which he was appointed by the Portsmouth Circuit Court. As Commissioner of Accounts, he oversees the financial transactions of court-appointed fiduciaries in Portsmouth, such as executors of decedents’ estates.
Mr. Pomije is licensed to practice in Virginia. He is a former prosecutor (1974-1982) and served as the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Portsmouth (1982) and as a substitute judge at Portsmouth General District Court (1990-1997). He was President of the Portsmouth Bar Association (1988-1989), President of the Portsmouth Rotary Club (1991-1992), and Chairman of the Portsmouth Museum and Fine Arts Commission (1986-1987). He has served and continues to serve on the boards of many other civic organizations. In 2002, he brought The Dictionary Project to Portsmouth. Through that project, he oversaw the Portsmouth Rotary Club’s distribution of thousands of dictionaries to third graders in Portsmouth public and private schools for twelve years. That project continues through the efforts of the Portsmouth Rotary Club.
For several years, Mr. Pomije was an officer and member of the Board of Directors of the former Virginia Guardianship Association, a state advocacy organization for the incapacitated elderly and disabled. He currently chairs the Community Advisory Committee for Jewish Family Service of Tidewater, Inc.’s Personal Affairs Management Program, a program serving the legal, financial, and personal needs of the elderly and disabled in the Hampton Roads region and beyond. He has been instrumental in changes to Virginia’s adult guardianship and conservatorship statutes to enable non-profit agencies to serve better as court-appointed guardians and conservators for incapacitated adults. Mr. Pomije also served for several years on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Conference of Commissioners of Accounts and is a member of the Virginia Bar Association and the Portsmouth Bar Association. He was the co-recipient of the Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association’s Pro Bono Award in 1998. In 2020, he was selected by Virginia Business Magazine for inclusion on its list of “Super Lawyers” in Virginia. Jewish Family Service awarded Mr. Pomije its “Distinguished Service Award” in 2021.
Mr. Pomije is recognized as Best Lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America and selects 5% of America’s lawyers who are found to have a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.
Virginia Creditors’ Rights Bar Association
PUBLICATIONS AND LECTURES:
Contributing Author and/or Faculty Member for Continuing Education Credit for the following seminars: “Collecting Judgments in Virginia,” National Business Institute, 1992; “Legal Issues of Problem Collections,” National Business Institute, 1992; “Successful Judgment Collections in Virginia,” National Business Institute, 1993; “Residential and Commercial Evictions in Virginia,” National Business Institute, 1994; “Fundamentals Course-Enforcement of Liens and Judgments in Virginia,” Virginia State Bar Association and Virginia Continuing Legal Education (Virginia CLE), 1994; “Residential and Commercial Evictions in Virginia,” National Business Institute, 1995; “Creditors’ Rights, Virginia C.L.E. Bridge-The-Gap Seminar,” Virginia State Bar, 1995; “Collection Law in Virginia,” Lorman Education Services, 1996; “Creditors’ Rights, Virginia C.L.E. Bridge-The-Gap Seminar,” Virginia State Bar, 1996; “Collection Law for the Health Care Industry,” Lorman Education Services, 1996; “Collection Law in Virginia,” Lorman Education Services, 1997; “Collection Law in Virginia,” Lorman Education Services, 1997; “Creditors’ Rights, Virginia C.L.E. Bridge-The-Gap Seminar,” Virginia State Bar, 1997; “Collection Law for the Health Care Industry,” Lorman Education Services, 1997; “Virginia Collection Law for the Commercial Real Estate Industry,” Lorman Education Services, 1998, “Creditors’ Rights, Virginia C.L.E. Bridge-The-Gap Seminar,” Virginia State Bar, 1998; “Fundamentals Course, Enforcement of Liens and Judgments in Virginia,” 2000, Virginia CLE;“Debtors’ and Creditors’ Rights, Virginia C.L.E. Bridge-The-Gap Seminar,” Virginia State Bar, 2001; “Collection of Accounts Receivable in Virginia,” Lorman Education Services, 2001. “Collection Law in Virginia,” Lorman Education Services, 2003. “Collection Law in Virginia,” Lorman Education Services, 2004. “Collection Law in Virginia,” Lorman Education Services, 2005. Panelist for Minnesota Lawyer’s Mutual “2005 Update: Preventing Legal Malpractice Claims & Ethics Complaints.” “Collection Law in Virginia,” Lorman Education Services, 2006.
Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association; Portsmouth Bar Association–Executive Committee, 2000, 2001 (Secretary) 2002-2003 (President Elect);2003-2004 (President); Virginia State Bar.
Special Counsel to the Attorney General of Virginia for Collection matters.
Creditors’ Rights, Collection Law, and Commercial Litigation.
Mr. Miller represents individuals, families, and corporations on a variety of sensitive and complex matters. He focuses his practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration, residential and commercial real estate, closely-held corporations, taxation, and any related litigation.
While attending the University of Virginia, Mr. Miller received the True Wahoo Award for his community commitment. As a graduate of the Duke University Financial Planning Program, he can navigate the multifaceted challenges of retirement, insurance, asset protection, and financial planning. Mr. Miller has passed the Series 65 Registered Investment Advisor exam and can bring a holistic approach to the needs of families as they transfer wealth between generations. Mr. Miller is a nationally syndicated author on estate planning matters.
B.A. (2007) – University of Virginia
J.D. (2013) – University of Richmond School of Law
Guardianship / Conservatorships
Estate Planning and Estate Administration
Wills, Estates and Trusts
Residential and Commercial Real Estate
Mr. Miller is also an alumnus of the Portsmouth Partnership Lefcoe Leadership Program and an active citizen in many charitable endeavors. Mr. Miller received his law degree from the University of Richmond. Prior to joining Cooper, Spong & Davis, Mr. Miller worked for the Energy, Finance, and Info-Structure Team at White & Case in Washington, DC, and apprenticed at an estate planning firm based in Hampton Roads. Mr. Miller is a shareholder at Cooper, Spong & Davis, P.C.
For the fifth year in a row, Mr. Miller is included in the 2023 “Top Lawyers” list of Coastal Virginia Magazine and CoVaBiz, having been nominated and voted by his peers. He is being recognized for his expertise in Estate Planning.
Mr. Miller does not practice government benefits law such as Medicaid or Veterans’ Benefits.
Speeches and Lectures
Mr. Sodoma was the founder and owner of Sodoma Law, PLLC, a boutique estate planning and elder law firm based in Hampton Roads. After 4 years of operating a solo law practice in the Virginia Beach area, Mr. Sodoma has joined Cooper, Spong & Davis as an associate attorney. His practice is focused on a few basic things: providing excellent legal representation, candid advice, and real value to his clients. He advises individuals and their families on the best way to handle complicated succession issues while minimizing probate, estate, and income taxes where appropriate.
BSBA (1998) – Northeastern University
MPA (2005) – University of North Texas
JD (2018) – Regent University
Mr. Sodoma does more than merely draft wills, trusts, advance medical directives, and powers of attorney. He wants to help you plan for your future, and that of your family. That may be providing advice on business startups, understanding the consequences of your actions in the financial arena, helping you plan for the unexpected life events that may happen to you, or what you would like to have happen to your property. Mr. Sodoma also assists with “elder law” needs ranging from counseling clients on how to preserve wealth for their retirement needs to helping families figure out what to do after an elderly family member passes away. Mr. Sodoma focuses his practice on this way to best serve the needs of his clients.
Prior to founding Sodoma Law, PLLC, in November 2018, Mr. Sodoma worked in the transportation field. His past work experience gave him a unique perspective as a multi-modal, multi-sector transportation professional, with a unique understanding of both micro level customer service, marketing, operations & maintenance disciplines, and macro-level integrated intermodal transportation system needs and features. He is a self-starter who utilized a multi-faceted set of educational and practical experiences to help clients finance, design, plan, build, operate, market, and maintain the transportation systems of the future. Mr. Sodoma was, and still is, most passionate about railroads–and remembers that although machinery may be awesome in many ways, it is the people who run the machines who are the most important in the transportation process.
Mr. Sodoma’s wife, Melanie, is a Registered Nurse and they have three children: Kathryn, Charlotte, and Maverick.
After practicing law in Suffolk, VA, for over 40 years, Mr. Eure joins Cooper, Spong & Davis in a counsel capacity. He focuses his practice on estate planning, business planning, and the other challenges associated with transferring wealth between generations. He is uniquely qualified to assist those facing issues relating to the development, management, and transfer of real property, such as family farms.
He has served in the leadership of the Suffolk Ruritans and has been integral to many residential developments in Suffolk. He also served in the United States Marine Corps and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law.