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Seth Guggenheim

Assistant Ethics Council

Virginia State Bar

Seth has practiced law in both the public and private sectors for over 35 years. He has held leadership positions in the Alexandria Bar Association, and lectures frequently on legal ethics and professional regulation to bar associations and other groups. Seth is an adjunct professor at the Washington College of Law at American University, having taught a course for nine years entitled Ethics for Trial Lawyers. He also volunteers to judge law student competitions.

Between February of 2000 and April of 2012, Seth was a prosecutor for the Virginia State Bar. He is now assistant ethics counsel for the Bar, giving Ethics Hotline advice to attorneys, presenting at seminars, and assisting the Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics in the generation of legal ethics opinions.

Seth earned his bachelor’s degree at Boston University, and is a graduate of the Washington College of Law at American University, where he was awarded a Juris Doctor degree. Seth is an active member of the Virginia State Bar and an inactive member of the District of Columbia bar.