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State seeks full court review in child death case (access required)

State lawyers have asked the full Virginia Court of Appeals to review the case of a Pulaski County mother who was convicted of felony child neglect in the death of her five-year-old son. Noah Thomas died in 2015 after falling ...

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Windmueller honored by crim law attorneys

Leaders of the state’s criminal bar honored the memory of one of their own last month at the annual meeting of the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference. The organization’s two day conference in Staunton was dedicated to the memory of Richmond’s ...

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Client protection assessments reduced (access required)

Lawyers will have to pay only $10 instead of $25 to support the Virginia State Bar Clients’ Protection Fund beginning next year. The Supreme Court of Virginia approved the reduction in a Sept. 28 order. The change comes as the ...

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Man takes his life at office of ex-wife’s lawyer (access required)

A man reportedly troubled by his child support obligations took his own life at the Falls Church office of his ex-wife’s lawyer Sept. 27, according to police and media reports. Fairfax County police said the man died of an apparent ...

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Mother’s conviction in son’s drowning death reversed (access required)


A divided panel of the Court of Ap­peals of Virginia has reversed the felony child neglect conviction of a Pulaski County mother whose 5-year-old son died in a septic tank accident. The 2-1 ruling holds that prosecutors failed to show ...

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Morrissey sanctioned for claim in fee lawsuit (access required)

Richmond lawyer Joe Morrissey has been ordered to pay $1,000 to a developer who was named in Morrissey’s lawsuit over unpaid fees for his work on a proposed National Slavery Museum. A judge ruled that a lawyer’s reasonable inquiry would have ...

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