Virginia DUI defense lawyers have a new tool with a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that bars warrantless blood tests for most DUI arrests. The high court decided June 23 that the Fourth Amendment permits warrantless breath tests incident ...Read More »
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, ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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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A Fairfax County jury convicted a former military lawyer in the prolonged assault of an Arlington attorney and his wife and then recommended two life sentences plus 98 years for the crimes. The verdict and sentencing for Andrew Schmuhl ended ...Read More »
VIRGINIA BEACH – A Virginia Supreme Court panel has proposed a requirement that lawyers report the number of hours and dollar amount of donations they make to pro bono each year. The June 5 proposal – unanimously approved by the ...Read More »