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Mims backs pro bono initiative

“If we walk the walk of doing justice rather than just talking the talk, then our greatest responsibility is to those who cannot afford the services that only we can provide,” said Virginia Supreme Court Justice William C. Mims Tuesday, ...

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Being drunk in driveway is DUI (access required)

A man found asleep at the wheel of his Mercedes, parked in his private driveway, can be convicted of DUI, the Court of Appeals said today in the latest decision involving nuances of ignition position and vehicle location. In affirming a ...

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Lawyer charged in fatal crash

McLean lawyer Mark Sgarlata is charged with DUI and manslaughter after his car collided with a motorcycle, killing Ashburn couple Ricky and Leia Wrenn. The accident occurred around 1 a.m. on Sunday when Sgarlata turned left into a shopping center from ...

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Falls Church lawyer to lead Reed Smith

Alexander “Sandy” Thomas of Falls Church, formerly global chair of the litigation department at Reed Smith, is taking the reins as the firm’s Global Managing Partner. He will succeed Gregory B. Jordan in that role as Jordan leaves the firm to ...

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Weiner unopposed for VSB president-elect

Fairfax lawyer Ed Weiner is the new Virginia State Bar president-elect designate. Tuesday was the last day a candidate could have filed a petition to run for president-elect of the VSB, and Weiner was the only person to file, according ...

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