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College of Trial Lawyers gives award to two (access required)

The Virginia State Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers has named Kelli H. Burnett and Justin M. Lugar as the 2016 recipients of the Chappell-Mor­ris Trial Lawyer Award for young trial law­yers. The award was presented June 18, ...

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Ottinger named to Norfolk Development board (access required)

Norfolk lawyer Richard Ottinger has been appointed to the board of directors of the Norfolk Economic Development Author­ity (NEDA), a politi­cal subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia with a goal to promote industry and to encourage busi­nesses to both locate ...

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Lawyer disbarred, accused of raiding her own office (access required)

Broken computer tower sitting on floor of empty office

A veteran Richmond area bank­ruptcy lawyer – suspended last year for mishandling client money – now has been disbarred amid allegations that she drained her law office bank accounts and snatched office equipment to avoid creditors. Nnika E. White has ...

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The Empty Chair (access required)

Empty Chair in an Interrogation Room

Despite a plea from trial lawyers for guidance on when a defendant can cast blame on outsiders in a tort case, the Supreme Court of Virginia’s latest ruling on the issue of superseding cause is unlikely to resolve the issue. ...

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… And here’s to you, Michael Robinson (access required)

Michael Robinson FEA

Tysons Corner lawyer Michael W. Robinson became the 78th president of the Virginia State Bar last weekend at the VSB Annual Meeting in Virginia Beach. Robinson won a rare three-way contest for VSB president-elect in 2014 when he outpolled both ...

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