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Lawyer hit with secret suspension

Wise lawyer R. Stuart Collins reportedly is still waiting to find out why his law license was summarily suspended by the Virginia State Bar last week.

Collins’ attorney, former Bar counsel Mike Rigsby, said he called lawyer discipline officials at the VSB, but received no explanation.  “At this point, I know nothing,” Rigsby said yesterday.

Bar counsel Ned Davis said only, “Under the rules of court, there are certain matters that are confidential.”

More on the rules from the Bristol Herald Courier today.

Collins has no disciplinary record with the VSB.  Online records show two contempt citations in Wise County courts from 2008.

By Peter Vieth

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