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York prosecutor exonerated in ethics case

A three-judge disciplinary panel Monday found no evidence of improper witness coaching against York County Commonwealth’s Attorney Eileen Addison. After hearing the case presented by Virginia State Bar lawyers, the panel dismissed misconduct charges that arose from a 1996 capital ...

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York prosecutor exonerated in ethics case

A three-judge disciplinary panel Monday found no evidence of improper witness coaching against York County Commonwealth’s Attorney Eileen Addison. After hearing the case presented by Virginia State Bar lawyers, the panel dismissed misconduct charges that arose from a 1996 capital ...

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Sanctions: Lawyer, client ordered to pay other party’s fees (access required)

A Fairfax County circuit judge has ordered both a lawyer and his real estate broker client to pay $272,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs, finding they pursued “vindictive” litigation all the way to trial without any possible chance of success. ...

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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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