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Lawyer suspended until 2024 (access required)

A lawyer discipline panel has tacked on an additional five years to a prior three-year suspension for a Reston attorney who allegedly made a false statement to a judge. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board said bar prosecutors had proven ...

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Unheeded advice: Law firm avoids blame in prosecution (access required)


A government contractor that faced federal charges after disregarding lawyers’ advice on use of prohib­ited employees failed to prove a legal malpractice claim against its law firm, a bankruptcy judge has ruled. The decision absolved a now-defunct Washington firm of ...

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Judge Trumbo to retire in January (access required)

Botetourt County Circuit Judge Malfourd “Bo” Trumbo says he will retire at the end of the year. The former state senator tells The Roanoke Times he plans to work as a mediator after stepping down from the bench. Trumbo, 62, ...

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Judge arrested in dispute at Walmart (access required)

Fauquier County Circuit Judge Jeffrey W. Parker was arrested and charged with assault and battery after a dispute with a Walmart clerk Sept. 5 in Stafford County. The judge allegedly grabbed the hand of the store employee after she refused ...

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Raphael returns to Hunton (access required)

Former Virginia solicitor General Stuart A. Raphael is returning to his former law firm’s Washington office. Hunton & Williams LLP has announced that Raphael and West Virginia’s Elbert Lin have joined the firm as partners in the litigation practice in its Washington and Richmond ...

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Christian’s religious bias claim survives (access required)


A printing manager who says he was fired by a boss with a record of making anti-Christian remarks can go forward with his religious discrimination claim. A Harrisonburg federal judge has denied summary judgment in the case. The plaintiff contends ...

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Pomrenke contempt hearing on schedule (access required)

An Abingdon federal judge has cleared the way for a criminal contempt trial against a sitting Virginia judge this month. U.S. District Judge James P. Jones on Sept. 5 denied objections to a ruling that requires Virginia’s Judicial Inquiry and ...

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