Renamed Virginia Courthouse Has Ties to McGuireWoods

February 17, 2019

On Feb. 17, the courthouse in Charles City County, Virginia, was renamed in honor of Iona W. Adkins, the first African-American to be elected to a court of record in the United States since Reconstruction of the South.

Adkins’ granddaughter — McGuireWoods Consulting assistant vice president Kaci M. Easley (right) — attended the ceremony with McGuireWoods partner Jackie Stone (left), whose father, the late Judge William “Bill” Stone, served on the Charles City County bench during Adkins’ 21-year tenure as circuit court clerk.