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VSB revokes Bressler’s license (access required)

In the wake of a guilty plea to a corrup­tion charge in federal court, the Virginia State Bar has revoked the license of vet­eran Bristol attorney G. Walter Bressler. Bressler on April 7 admitted keeping quiet about allegations of misconduct ...

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Banished bankruptcy lawyer hopes for return (access required)

A former bankruptcy lawyer permanently barred from eastern Virginia bankruptcy courts is asking a judge to allow the possibility of his return to practice. Even if the federal judge agrees, several hurdles confront Kenneth W. Paciocco, who was disbarred by ...

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Mishandling escrow money brings 4-year suspension (access required)

A lawyer who allegedly transferred away his responsibility to manage nearly $400,000 in escrowed real estate transaction money has been suspended for four years. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board imposed the suspension for Rocco J. DeLeonardis Jr. of Reston ...

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Ex-lawyer charged with taking client money (access required)

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A former Richmond lawyer has been indicted on a felony embezzlement charge for allegedly converting most of a $60,000 settlement to his personal use. The criminal charge against Darryl A. Parker is based on the same allegations that led to ...

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VSB: Lawyer pursued appeal without merit (access required)

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A veteran lawyer who persisted with appellate arguments that had already been rejected by the courts has agreed to a reprimand from the Virginia State Bar. The public reprimand without terms is the first disciplinary blemish on the 34-year record ...

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Housing authority lawyer beats UPL charge (access required)

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An Ohio-licensed lawyer who worked as general counsel for the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority has been cleared of allegations that she practiced law in Virginia without a valid license. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board rejected disciplinary charges against ...

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