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Disbarred Henrico County lawyer indicted for embezzlement

A former attorney who surrendered her law license after she admitted she stole as much as $450,000 from the firm of Marks & Harrison has been indicted on eight felony embezzlement charges. Kyle Cornelia Leftwich was charged last week by ...

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Appomattox’s Abbitt to retire

Del. Watkins M. Abbitt Jr. of Appomattox, one of two independents in the House of Delegates, is retiring after 25 years in the General Assembly. Abbitt, 66, is a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee and serves as chairman ...

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Court issues orders in legal malpractice, remittitur cases (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia ruled today in unpublished orders that one trial judge correctly analyzed the statute of limitations in a legal malpractice case and another judge justified his decision to remit $200,000 of a $375,000 personal injury award. ...

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Urbanski gets Western District seat

Two days, two new federal judges in Virginia. The U.S. Senate followed up its confirmation of Arenda L. Wright Allen yesterday for a seat in the Eastern District by confirming Magistrate Judge Michael F. Urbanksi this afternoon for a position ...

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Butler Williams & Skilling breaking up after 17 years (access required)

The founding partners in Richmond’s Butler Williams & Skilling will part ways this summer after 17 years of practicing together. Harris D. Butler III said he, partner Rebecca H. Royals and at least one of the firm’s two associates will ...

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