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Lawyer suspended for repeat incompetence

A lawyer who bungled two costly cases for the same client has had his license suspended for 60 days by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board. Jerrod M. Smith of Chesterfield mishandled both a pharmaceutical product liability claim and a ...

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Lawyer dodges divorce scam

A Roanoke lawyer managed to avoid trouble recently when he spotted some questionable details in divorce papers sent by a would-be client. The incident is the latest in email-based scams targeting lawyers in Virginia. Many turn out to involve counterfeit ...

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Roanoke Valley lawyers split on judge choice

Bar associations in the Roanoke Valley are of two minds about who should replace retired Circuit Judge Clifford R. Weckstein. The Roanoke Bar Association endorsed General District Judge J. Christopher Clemens for the position Nov. 10. The Salem/Roanoke County Bar ...

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Town to drop lawsuit against its prosecutor

The town of Culpeper wants to pull the plug on its lawsuit aimed at forcing Commonwealth’s Attorney Megan Frederick to prosecute cases involving a controversial town police officer. With Frederick’s election defeat this month, the town has moved for a ...

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