The Chairman, Sudeep Bose, and Board of Directors of the Arlington County Bar Foundation is pleased to announce that Arlington Attorney, Jennifer Brust Thomas, has been awarded the Campbell-Smith-Thompson Award. The award is bestowed annually to a foundation director who has made outstanding contributions, financially and through exceptional effort in supporting the Foundation’s community service activities.
First presented in 2012, its name honors three legendary members of the Arlington legal scene: George W. Campbell Jr., Ken McFarlane Smith and Betty Thompson.
As the charitable arm of the Arlington County Bar Association, the foundation raises money to support the local community in fostering access to justice, supporting families and juveniles at risk, fighting child and spousal abuse, as well as pro bono activities and legal education. Sudeep Bose
, who currently chairs the foundation, praised Brust for her skills as a fund raiser and for being a dedicated board member. She is currently the Treasurer of the foundation.
Chairman Bose noted her extensive and selfless hours committed to the improve the community and foster legal services. Jennifer Brust is a partner at the prestigious Arlington law firm, Bean, Kinney & Korman and represents clients in commercial and civil litigation. She has been consistently honored for her legal abilities most recently by Virginia Business magazine as a Legal Elite in Civil Litigation. She received her law degree in 1989 from the George Mason University School of Law where she is currently an adjunct professor teaching Secured Finance. She is a substitute Judge in the Arlington County General District Court where she hears traffic matters, misdemeanors and civil disputes. She has been active in the Arlington County bar activities since 1992. As President of the Bar Association in 1998 she instituted the “Homework Club” where Arlington lawyers team up with struggling elementary students and help them with their homework after school.