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Jack of all trades (access required)

Jack FEA

Superlatives are easy to find when asking about the contribu­tions of Jack L. Harris to the Vir­ginia Trial Lawyers Association. “Stellar.” “Legend.” “A perfect fit for the job.” The accolades flow when you ask colleagues and co-workers about Har­ris and ...

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Richmond’s Reisinger honored by E&H College

Richmond lawyer William T. Reisinger has been honored by the Emory & Henry College Alumni Association. Reisinger recently received the A.L. Mitchell Young Alumnus of the Year Award. He was among four E&H graduates and one professor recognized for their ...

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Press Association backing access to court records

SHORT PUMP – The Virginia Press Association will file a friend-of-the-court brief in support of a reporter’s effort to gain access to compilations of Virginia trial court records. VPA executive director Ginger Stanley told attendees at a journalism conference here ...

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Bristol attorney pleads to felony in utilities case (access required)

G. Walter Bressler, a lawyer in Bristol for 42 years, has pleaded guilty to a felony conspiracy charge in connection with an ongoing federal investigation of bribes and kickbacks at that city’s utilities authority. Prosecutors said Bressler, as general counsel ...

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O’Brien named as new VTLA exec (access required)

Podium Stage Lectern FEA

A familiar face has inherited the top office at the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association as long-time executive director Jack L. Harris retires this year. Valerie O’Brien, the chief operating officer at the VTLA, took the reins this month. Her selection ...

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Houston-based firm opens Richmond office (access required)

Richmond gains a new law office as an international firm adds a group of REIT lawyers. REITs – real estate investment trusts – own or finance income-producing real estate. Houston-based Vinson & Elkins LLP recently expanded its capital markets and ...

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Lawsuit: Med student roughed up by campus cops (access required)

A former medical student – now a doctor – says he was roughed up and falsely arrested by two University of Virginia police officers two years ago. Erik A. Williams of Massachusetts demands “approximately $5 million” and a written apology ...

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