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Hunton to close McLean office (access required)

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Hunton & Williams is moving a block of lawyers from its long-established Northern Virginia location to its office in Washington, with plans to close the McLean office next year. The firm plans to combine its McLean and Washington offices in ...

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Lawyer disciplined for drinking incidents gets 3-year suspension (access required)

A Virginia lawyer who failed to follow through with a rehabilitation program after twice being disciplined for appearing in public after drinking now has to give up his law license for three years. The Reston attorney was reprimanded in 2011 ...

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Varky named VLW Leader of the Year

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A tireless advocate for victims of domestic and sexual violence, Richmond’s Susheela Varky has been named “Leader of the Year” by the 2016 class of Leaders in the Law. Varky has more than 20 years’ experience defending and protecting society’s ...

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Lawyer suspended five years, agrees to repay $100k (access required)

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An Eastern Shore lawyer accused of taking money from her ailing great-uncle has agreed to a five-year suspension coupled with a promise to repay $100,000 to the uncle’s estate. The agreement between the Virginia State Bar and attorney Shannon J. ...

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Lawyer accepts disbarment after lying in bankruptcy case (access required)

A Midlothian lawyer has consented to loss of his law license after being convicted of a felony charge that he made a false statement under oath in his bankruptcy case. James F. Sumpter, 69, admitted that he failed to disclose ...

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Lawyer in timeshare scheme agrees to disbarment (access required)

A Williamsburg lawyer who pleaded guilty to helping a scheme that used straw buyers to purchase unwanted timeshares has agreed to give up her law license. Deborah M. Wagner consented to revocation of her license before the Virginia State Bar ...

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774 pass July bar exam (access required)

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A total of 774 applicants passed the Virginia bar exam in July, according to information released by the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners. The pass rate was 73.09 percent, a three-year high, the VBBE said. Previous pass rates for the ...

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