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VSB lawyers drop ethics charges over unpaid lien (access required)

The Virginia State Bar has dismissed discipline charges against a lawyer for failing to honor a large lien claimed by a pre-settlement funding company. Hampton attorney Stephen M. Smith argued the lender was “using the Virginia State Bar as a means of collection” after demanding a payoff nearly nine times the original advance to his client. The ...

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