A three-judge panel has revoked the license of Norfolk lawyer Mark Kantro for concealing $161,000 in income from his wife during their divorce.
Kantro’s attorney, Allan Zaleski, told The Virginian-Pilot that the discipline is unusual because it is based on a personal divorce rather than on misconduct involving a client. Zaleski said he plans to appeal the revocation to the Supreme Court of Virginia.
Kantro received the money for legal fees in January 2005 and gave $150,000 to his mother to open an account under her name, according to court records. He did not disclose the income for more than two years.
The panel made the revocation effective June 11 to allow Kantro to wind up his practice.
According to his website, Kantro has a general practice that includes defense of traffic and criminal cases and personal injury and domestic relations law. He is a graduate of Boston University and Antioch law school and has been licensed to practice in Virginia since 1985.