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OFFICERS

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Mackenzie Babichenko

President
                Vice President

Joseph N. Omick

Mackenzie K. Babichenko graduated with honors from University of Miami School of Law in 2010. She passed the Virginia Bar shortly thereafter and began her career as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Portsmouth. After three years, Mackenzie moved with her family to the Richmond area and accepted a position with the Hanover County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. Mackenzie led the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court team as a Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney for several years before becoming Hanover County Commonwealth's Attorney in 2024.  

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John Working

           Secretary

Joseph N. Omick ("Joey") obtained his undergraduate degree from Hampden-Sydney College before going to law school and graduating from the T. C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond in 2015.  Joey started with the Hanover Commonwealth's Attorney's Office in 2016 and currently leads the General District Court team as a Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney.  Joey has continued to serve the citizens of Hanover County by prosecuting all types of felonies and misdemeanors in the District and Circuit Courts. In 2022, he was the recipient of the Hanover County Bar's Nina K. Peace award. 

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John Mark Becton

      Treasurer

John Working focuses on criminal and traffic defense, juvenile advocacy, family law and estate planning.

Mr. Working is known for his fierce work ethic and desire to help those who cannot help themselves. His inspiration to defend others came from a chance meeting with a sitting Justice of the United States Supreme Court. John and his brother Michael attended a graduation ceremony at the school where their mother was principal. Justice Clarence Thomas agreed to be the commencement speaker and spoke of humility, self-reliance, hard work, and perseverance.  After the ceremony, John met Justice Thomas who spoke passionately of the need for effective defense attorneys and instructed them to, “Never stop helping others.” The lessons that Justice Thomas taught still drive John’s practice today.

John has trial experience in both state and federal court. Since opening The Railside Law Group in Ashland, John has worked to protect the interests of those who face loss of liberty in felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile criminal trials or being stripped of their families in domestic disputes. John prides himself on his calm demeanor while battling in trial and effectively communicating with his clients to ensure their best outcomes.

John Mark Becton (“John Mark”) grew up in Henrico County and graduated from Godwin High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Christopher Newport University with a double major in political science and philosophy as well as a minor in leadership studies. John Mark graduated from Liberty University School of Law where he served as vicechair of the Moot Court Board and won the law school’s first national moot court championship award along with a second-place award for legal writing skills.

John Mark has extensive experience in both the public and private sector. As a Virginia Magistrate for the City of Richmond, he addressed criminal and mental health matters for the public. In private practice, John Mark counsels clients through both litigation and drafting matters, including criminal and traffic defense, landlord and tenant disputes, estate drafting, and business formation.

John Mark is a follower of Jesus Christ, loving husband and father. He enjoys diving, hunting, hiking and camping.

PAST PRESIDENTS

Past President 2023/2024

Mackenzie Babichenko

Past President 2022/2023

Tony Quitiquit

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Past President 2021/2022

Travis P. Hughes

Past President 2020/2021

Wes Witmeyer

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Adam Jurach

Past President 2017/2018
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Past President 2016/2017

Michael Tittermary

Past President 2019/2020

Chris Johnson

Jim Driggs

Past President 2018/2019
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Past President 2015/2016

Shari Skipper

Past President 2014/2015

Thomas D. Lane

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Past President 2013/2014

Adam Nelson

Past President 2012/2013

Martin Kent

Past Presidents:

2011/2012: Shawn A. Gobble

2010/2011: Michael Clower

2009/2010: James A. Kline, IV

2008/2009: Dale Mullen

2007/2008: Laura J. Early

2006/2007: Mark B. Robinette

2005/2006: Hugh Campbell

2004/2005: H. Carter Redd

2003/2004: Andrea G. Erard

2002/2003: Russell E. Allen

2001/2002:

2000/2001:

1999/2000: Carl J. Witmeyer, II

1998/1999:

1997/1998: R. E. “Trip” Chalkley, III

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