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James to be chief deputy AG

Attorney General-elect Ken Cuccinelli has named Williams Mullen partner and former federal prosecutor Chuck James to be chief deputy attorney general and McGuireWoods partner E. Duncan Getchell Jr. to be solicitor general. James is the son of Kay Cole James, ...

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Lawyer’s husband accused of cocaine possession

The husband of a Hampton lawyer often mentioned as a judicial candidate has been arrested on drug possession charges, according to the Daily Press . William Carson Thomas, 51, husband of Kathy Gear Owens, is accused of possessing cocaine, marijuana ...

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Kilgore to move to McGuireWoods

Former Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore, now a lobbyist, is changing jobs, heading to the Richmond office of McGuireWoods LLP. Kilgore joined the Richmond office of Williams Mullen in 2005, after his unsuccesssful campaign for governor. He has headed that ...

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Twitigation

With Twitter reaching the height of its popularity in 2009, it was only a matter of time before the first wave of litigation related to the popular social media platform hit the dockets. Call it twitigation. The most recent in ...

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Caroline judge to retire

Fifteenth Circuit Judge Horace A. Revercomb III has announced his retirement, effective March 1. His chambers are in Bowling Green, and he typically sits in Caroline County. Revercomb was elevated to the circuit court in 1999 after serving as a ...

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Virginia pro bono summit scheduled

Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. has scheduled a pro bono summit meeting April 27 in Richmond to review lawyer volunteer efforts from around the state, according to Virginia Bar Association president John Epps. In a letter to bar leaders, ...

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Prosecutorial immunity case settled

We’ll never know if former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement had persuaded the U.S. Supreme Court to rein in the doctrine of absolute prosecutorial immunity. But he was certainly persuasive to the defendants in a case in which two men ...

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