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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On May 27, a three-judge court in Arlington County Circuit Court suspended David Loren Shurtz’s license to practice law for 18 months, effective June 25. Shurtz violated disciplinary rules that govern communication, conflict of interest, prohibited transactions and misconduct that ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On May 12, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand with terms to Danville lawyer Joseph M. Garrett for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping property and responsibilities regarding nonlawyer assistants. In two cases, which occurred after ...

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Supreme Court reverses sanctions (access required)

When does zealous representation cross the line and become harassment and unnecessary delay? A circuit judge in Chesterfield County thought filing a third motion to reconsider a pleading to set aside a default judgment was on the harassment side and ...

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Sanctions for persistence reversed (access required)

What part of no don’t you understand? Chesterfield lawyer Richard C. Ferris II tried four times to get a circuit judge to set aside a default judgment entered against his client – the original pleading, a motion to reconsider, a ...

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D.C. lawyer faces UPL and felony charge (access required)

A Washington lawyer who took on special education cases in Virginia without a Virginia law license faces a felony charge for allegedly obtaining money by false pretenses along with a misdemeanor charge of practicing law without a license. Authorities expect ...

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York prosecutor: VSB is making me scapegoat   (access required)

The prosecutor accused of misconduct by the Virginia State Bar in a death penalty case denies the ethics charges and says she is being made a scapegoat for complaints about prosecutor discipline. York County Commonwealth’s Attorney Eileen M. Addison denied ...

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