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Lawyer sentenced to jail for sexual battery (access required)

Warrenton lawyer Jud A. Fischel was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail for two incidents of unwanted touching involving female clients. Fischel earlier used an Alford plea to resolve two misdemeanor counts of sexual battery. He contended he was ...

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Waverly mayor indicted for election fraud (access required)

The mayor of the Southside Virginia town of Waverly was indicted Tuesday on 12 felony charges of fraud in connection with absentee ballots in his March 2016 election victory. Walter J. Mason is accused of making false statements on absentee ...

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W&L jumps in law school rankings (access required)

Washington & Lee University moved from 40th to 28th in the latest rankings of law schools by U.S. News & World Report. The jump nearly reverses the school’s rankings drop in 2014, when it moved from 26th to 43rd. “While ...

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Lawyer to defend license after felony plea (access required)

A Vienna lawyer who pleaded guilty to making a false statement in a bankruptcy case will defend his law license this month. Scott A. Flanders faces a Virginia State Bar Disciplinary hearing March 24 following his Jan. 4 felony guilty ...

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Lawyer suspended for misrepresenting judge’s message (access required)

A Fairfax County lawyer who misrepresented a message from a judge’s office has been suspended for a year and a day. At a Feb. 17 hearing, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board also found that attorney Dominick A. Pilli bungled ...

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