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Tag Archives: Virginia State Bar

Despite jury exoneration, lawyer faces bar charges (access required)

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A Roanoke County lawyer accused in connection with an investment fraud avoided personal liability in a federal jury trial but now faces Virginia State Bar ethics charges. The allegations against William Lee Andrews III arise from an apparent $325,000 swindle ...

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Byrum seeks VSB presidency (access required)

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Alexandria lawyer Marni E. Byrum is seeking to lead the Virginia State Bar in 2019-20. Byrum, long active in bar leadership roles, has filed a petition to serve as president-elect of the VSB beginning next summer. She will be unopposed if ...

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Lawyer facing bar charges for ‘greedy’ estate fee (access required)

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An Alexandria attorney accused of allegedly paying himself more than $1 million for handling the nearly $9 million estate of a woman who died in 2011 is facing bar charges of dishonesty and deliberate wrongdoing. A Fairfax County judge in ...

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Lawyer disciplined in DC, but not in Virginia on same facts (access required)

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A lawyer facing a recommended 60-day suspension in Washington for alleged misconduct avoided discipline in Virginia based on the same facts. An Arlington County Circuit Court panel found the “evidence falls short, but barely so” in the Virginia State Bar’s ...

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Lawyer who abused Vietnam veteran’s charity is disbarred (access required)

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A Virginia lawyer who ran a na­tional Vietnam veterans charity from his home in Alexandria has agreed to give up his law license after admitting that donors’ money went largely to fundraisers and to the lawyer’s own pocket. The National ...

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Tax relief lawyer agrees to VSB discipline (access required)

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A lawyer who owns a nationwide tax relief service has agreed to a public admonition from the Virginia State Bar coupled with promises to revise his pitch to taxpayers and to work to resolve complaints from four disgruntled customers. The ...

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