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VSB seeks input on ex-lawyer’s bid for reinstatement

Seven years after agreeing to revocation of his law license amid allegations of misbehavior in and out of court, a former Richmond lawyer is asking to practice law again.

Kenneth Dennis Sisk gave up his license in 2005 after being accused of making a court appearance in a criminal matter while his license was suspended. At the time of revocation, Sisk also was accused of threatening to burn down a house.

Things got even worse. After his disbarment, Sisk pleaded guilty to six felonies – arising from bad checks on his law office account – and eight misdemeanors. Sisk said all of the trouble resulted from a substance addiction, according to the Virginia State Bar.

Sisk said he successfully completed a drug court treatment program in 2008 and has been employed since as a paralegal, according to a statement from the VSB.

The VSB disciplinary board is asking for information about Sisk’s fitness to practice law. Input can be emailed to clerk@vsb.org.

The disciplinary board will make a recommendation to the Supreme Court of Virginia on Sisk’s petition for reinstatement after an Oct. 26 hearing.

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