James Korman, president of the Bean, Kinney & Korman law firm in Arlington, has been named recipient of the 2014 Betty A. Thompson Achievement Award by the Virginia State Bar’s family-law section.

The award, to be presented April 24 in Richmond, recognizes Korman’s excellence and integrity, as well as his contribution to the practice of family law.

“Jim has been one of the most active, recognized and respected family-law attorneys for many years – a highly skilled professional and an ethical advocate for family law in Virginia,” said Edward Barnes, one of those who nominated Korman.

A 1965 graduate of the College of William and Mary and a 1968 graduate of the George Washington University School of Law, Korman has been active in professional organizations, including serving as president of the Arlington County Bar Association, and is an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at George Mason University’s School of Law.

Terrence Batzli, himself a former recipient of the award, said Korman is known for his non-confrontational manner.

“He is always willing to discuss potential solutions to every pending issue in a manner which will effect the best result for his client,” Batzli said.

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