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Attorney honored

Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 9:42 am

Bar colleagues of long-time Kilmarnock attorney Paul Christian Stamm, Jr. have honored him with a framed resolution celebrating his 40 years of service to the Northern Neck legal community. Circuit Court Judge R. Michael McKenney, made the presentation to Stamm’s family and to his long-time assistant on behalf of the Northern Neck Bar Association at the Bar’s December 6, 2019 Christmas party.
Stamm died on December 28, 2018 following a long illness. He practiced law on the Northern Neck for 40 years.
In addition to his tireless service to clients of all economic means, the resolution recognized Stamm’s service as Kilmarnock Town Attorney from 1994 to 2018 and his fifteen years of service as an advocate and Special Justice for persons challenged by mental illness. He was also praised for his tireless service to the Northern Neck Bar Association, both as its President and, for twenty years, as its Secretary.
Speaking on behalf of the Bar Association, Judge McKenney said, “Chris’ contribution to the bar and to our community were significant and he is greatly missed. His memory is a model to all of us in our service to others.”
Outgoing Bar President John C. Hodges, echoed Judge McKenney’s praise. “Chris had a deep commitment to providing legal services to members of our community, regardless of their means.” He continued: “There are many former clients of Chris who would have gone unrepresented were it not for his willingness to take up their cases. He leaves a void in the local bar.”
Stamm’s long-time assistant, Rosie Jones, accepted the resolution. She was accompanied by Stamm’s companion, Catherine Wilson, and his son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Amy Stamm.
Stamm’s long-time assistant, Rosie Jones, accepted the resolution. She was accompanied by Stamm’s companion, Catherine Wilson, and his son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Amy Stamm.