Mr. Pomije attended the University of Virginia (B.A. 1971) and the
Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary (J.D. 1974).
He joined Cooper, Spong & Davis in 1987 and is a shareholder. Mr.
Pomije practices in the areas of Elder Law and Civil Litigation,
including Elder Law Litigation. His elder law and civil litigation
practices include guardianship/conservatorship issues, will and estate
litigation, collections against decedents’ estates, estate planning, and
estate administration. His civil litigation practice also includes a
broad spectrum of chancery matters. He serves as Portsmouth’s
Commissioner of Accounts, a quasi-judicial position to which he was
appointed by the Portsmouth Circuit Court. As Commissioner of Accounts
he oversees the financial transactions of court-appointed fiduciaries in
Portsmouth, such as executors of decedents’ estates.
Mr. Pomije is licensed to practice in Virginia. He is a former
prosecutor (1974-1982), and served as the Commonwealth’s Attorney for
the City of Portsmouth (1982) and as a substitute judge, Portsmouth
General District Court (1990-1997). He was President of the Portsmouth
Bar Association (1988-1989), President of the Portsmouth Rotary Club
(1991-1992), and Chairman of the Portsmouth Museum and Fine Arts
Commission (1986-1987). He has served and continues to serve on the
boards of many other civic organizations. In 2002, he brought The
Dictionary Project to Portsmouth. Through that project, he oversaw the
Portsmouth Rotary Club’s distribution of thousands of dictionaries to
third graders in Portsmouth public and private schools for twelve years.
That project continues through the efforts of the Portsmouth Rotary
For several years, Mr. Pomije was an officer and member of the Board
of Directors of the former Virginia Guardianship Association, a state
advocacy organization for the incapacitated elderly and disabled. He
currently chairs the Community Advisory Committee for Jewish Family
Service of Tidewater, Inc.’s Personal Affairs Management Program, a
program serving the legal, financial and personal needs of the elderly
and disabled in the Hampton Roads region and beyond. He has been
instrumental in changes to Virginia’s adult guardianship and
conservatorship statutes to better enable non-profit agencies to serve
as court-appointed guardians and conservators for incapacitated adults.
Mr. Pomije also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the
Virginia Conference of Commissioners of Accounts, and is a member of the
Virginia Bar Association and the Portsmouth Bar Association. He was the
co-recipient of the Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association’s Pro Bono Award