The Virginia State Bar is gearing up to evaluate candidates for the expected vacancy on the Court of Appeals of Virginia created by the retirement of Judge James Haley Jr. Haley announced last month he will retire March 1, a ...Read More »
Virginia Lawyers Weekly will host the fourth annual “Influential Women of Virginia” program this May. We are now accepting nominations for the Class of 2012. The Influential Women awards honor high-achieving women across the commonwealth. They recognize the outstanding efforts ...
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A lawyer who allowed grieving family members to forge a dying woman’s signature on estate planning documents has had his law license suspended for two and a half years by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board. The decision comes seven ...Read More »
The Republican takeover of the Virginia Senate led to the banishment of two veteran Democratic legislators from the Senate Courts of Justice committee. Sens. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath County, and Chap Petersen, D-Fairfax, were both shown the door as Sens. Jill ...
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Type of case: Personal Injury Court: Fairfax County Circuit Court Attorney: Douglas B. Wessel, Reston Summary: A “friendly bear hug” by an employee at a Fairfax County Lowe’s resulted in a customer’s spinal cord injury. The employee, who is 6’2 ...Read More »