324 S. MAIN STREET | EMPORIA, VA 23847 | (434) 634-5141 | FAX: (434) 634-2441

William S. Newsome, Esquire

  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware – Juris Doctor (2001)
  • Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia – Bachelor of Science in Political Science (1998)
  • Greensville County High School, Emporia, Virginia (1992)

Professional Notes:

  • Member of the Virginia State Bar, October 2001 to present.
  • Admitted to practice in the following Courts:
    • The Supreme Court of Virginia
    • The United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
    • The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    • The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Certified in criminal defense by the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
  • Former Representative to the Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar for the Sixth Circuit
  • Approved as a Guardian Ad Litem for Adults and Juveniles in the 6th Judicial Circuit and District
  • Member of the Emporia/Greensville Bar Association
  • Former Institutional Attorney for the Greensville Correctional Center, Southampton Correctional Center, and the Deerfield Correctional Center
  • Former Prosecutor, as a law school student, for the Emporia/Greensville Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office
  • Former Law Clerk for Judge Robert G. O’Hara Jr., retired, and Judge James A. Luke, retired,

Affiliations and Associations:

  • Emporia Planning Commission, member, 2005 – present
  • Emporia Downtown Development Association, member of the Board of Directors, 2004 – 2008
  • Emporia/Greensville Chamber of Commerce, member of the Board of Directors, 2004 – 2008
  • Southside Virginia Community College, adjunct professor of business and criminal law, 2002 – 2008
  • Emporia Volunteer Fire Department, attorney and member, 1993-present
  • Jarratt Volunteer Fire Department, attorney, 2001 – present
  • Meherrin Ruritan Club, member, 2001 – present
  • Emporia Lions Club, 2001 – 2004, former member, treasurer, and secretary
  • Emporia Industrial Development Authority
  • Emporia/Greensville Eagle Scout Board of Review, 2006 to present, Chairman

C. Gilbert Hudson, Jr. Esquire


  • 1968 – B. S. Degree from Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan
  • 1973 – J. D. of Laws Degree from Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University. Law degree obtained while working full time as assistant director of Alumni Relations at Wayne State University and attending law school at night.

Professional Notes

  • Member Virginia Bar Association.
  • Past President Emporia-Greensville Bar Association.
  • Former instructor Southside Virginia Community College.
  • Certificate of recognition from the Virginia State Bar Traditions of Excellence Award.
  • Appointed by former attorney general to represent state in highway condemnation cases.
  • Senior Administrative Hearing Officer of State of Virginia.
  • Former Commonwealth’s Attorney for City of Emporia and County of Greensville.

Affiliations and Associations:

  • Elder of First Presbyterian Church, Emporia, Virginia
  • Past President of Emporia Ruritan Club
  • Member Emporia Rotary Club
  • Master Mason Widow’s Son’s Lodge 0150
  • Member Emporia-Greensville Chamber of Commerce