Almost all the states in the nation, including Virginia, are turning out more lawyers than they need, according to a new study. The New York Times reports that there were nearly twice as many lawyers who passed the bar than ...Read More »
The Virginia Supreme Court panel studying proposed new judicial circuits and districts has announced details of the six public comment sessions it will hold in July. The first meeting, in Abingdon, is set for Thursday, July 7. The full meeting ...Read More »
A Charlottesville lawyer plans to run as a Republican for the seat of state Sen. Creigh Deeds. Elsewhere, two incumbent commonwealth’s attorneys announce bids for re-election. “T.J.” Aldous, the Charlottesville lawyer, described himself as a “committed conservative” as he told ...
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A $23-million verdict for a man severely injured in a highway truck crash has survived post-trial motions in Richmond Circuit Court. Circuit Judge Melvin Hughes denied defense motions to set aside or reduce the award, Richmond lawyer Chris Guedri said. ...Read More »
A Virginia trial judge has no “inherent authority” to reduce a felony to a misdemeanor after he found the defendant guilty of grand larceny in a bench trial, the Virginia Court of Appeals said today. The defendant was hoping for ...Read More »
Winchester lawyer Paul H. Thomson, a former commonwealth’s attorney, pleaded guilty Monday to five criminal charges, most involving efforts to hide his relationship with a man who supplied him with cocaine. Thomson, 56, signed a plea deal Sunday that calls ...Read More »
Jim Fisher has been appointed Fauquier County Commonwealth’s Attorney by the judges of the 20th Judicial Circuit, effective July 1. Fisher, currently the chief deputy attorney in Loudoun County, will serve the balance of a term that ends Dec. 31. ...Read More »