Covington & Burling partner Thomas Williamson Jr. has been elected as the next president of the D.C. Bar.
Williamson, a former member of the D.C. Bar Board of Governors, will begin his one-year term as president-elect on June 30, taking over for incoming president Darrell Mottley, a partner at Banner & Witcoff.
The D.C. Bar released the results of this year’s election this afternoon. Of the 8,728 votes cast, Williamson received 4,138, edging out personal injury lawyer Paulette Chapman of Washington’s Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, who received 3,837 votes.
Neither could immediately be reached this afternoon.
Williamson chairs Covington’s employment practice group and is a member of the boards of trustees of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. He has also been serving on the board of the D.C. Bar Foundation.
Marianela Peralta of Hilton Worldwide was elected secretary and Jeffrey Gutman of the George Washington University Law School was elected treasurer.
This year’s election had a 12.3 percent turnout. A full list of the results can be found here (PDF).