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Roanoke Bar honors two

The Roanoke Bar Association recognized two attorneys at the organization’s annual Law Day Celebration May 2. S. D. Roberts Moore was presented with the 2016 Frank W. “Bo” Rogers Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award. This award was established to recognize an ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On April 25, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the license to practice law of G. Walter Bressler of Bristol based on his affidavit consenting to the revocation. In consenting to the revocation, Bressler acknowledged that the charges against ...

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Family saw daughter trapped in car after double rear-ender on I-77 – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

This case involved two collisions, sec­onds apart, caused by two commercial vehicles. Plaintiffs were a family of four (two adults and two teenage children) travelling in their sedan on Interstate 77 in Wythe County when they were struck in the ...

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Hit-and-run victim limited in ability to put facts before jury – $75,000 Verdict (access required)

This was a normal rear-end collision if it wasn’t for the fact that the defendant was in­toxicated and fled the scene. Unfortunately, those latter two facts never were in front of the jury due to the current state of Vir­ginia ...

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Plastic surgeon removes too much tissue in procedures – $1,800,000 Verdict (access required)

A 57-year-old woman with a history of failed gastric bypass under­went a breast reduc­tion, abdominoplasty with panniculectomy, and liposuction. Over the next six weeks, the surgical wound deterio­rated, developing necro­sis while the defendant plastic surgeon saw the patient, reassured her ...

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VSB Council members selected

Lawyers in five regions have elected representatives to the Virginia State Bar Council, the 81- member governing body of the VSB. The names of election winners were announced Monday by Karen Gould, VSB executive director. They are: 16th Circuit (1 ...

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William & Mary student receives pro bono award

Lieutenant Kaylee R. Gum, a third-year student at the College of William & Mary law school, is the recipient of the Virginia State Bar’s 2016 Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award. While a student at W&M, Gum has ...

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Sandoval-Moshenberg receives bar honors

Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg, legal director of Northern Virginia’s Legal Aid Justice Center’s Immigrant Advocacy Center, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Virginia Legal Aid Award by the Virginia State Bar’s Access to Legal Services Committee. Sandoval-Moshenberg specializes in ...

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