The Virginia State Bar has reprimanded a Martinsville lawyer for filing a lawsuit the judge called “dead on arrival.” William Swezey sued three people on behalf of a veterinarian who was angered by allegations against him at a hearing on ...Read More »
Judges and judgeships again made headlines in Virginia legal news in 2012, with the General Assembly earning national attention with its rejection of an openly gay candidate for a general district court seat. The leading VLW story was a report ...Read More »
Lawyers upset about having to remove board certification credentials from websites and other advertising materials may have prompted the Supreme Court of Virginia to abandon its publicly announced revisions to lawyer advertising rules just two days before they were to ...Read More »
Virginia Beach lawyer Kevin E. Martingayle has narrowly won the vote for president-elect of the Virginia State Bar with only one-fifth of the bar casting ballots. Martingayle’s margin of victory over Raymond B. Benzinger of Fairfax was less than 2 ...Read More »
Virginia Beach lawyer Kevin Martingayle has narrowly won the vote for president-elect of the Virginia State Bar. Martingayle’s margin of victory over Raymond Benzinger of Fairfax was less than 2 percent, according to VSB figures. Virginia lawyers cast 3,072 ballots ...
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Just two days before new rules on lawyer advertising in Virginia were scheduled to take effect, the Supreme Court of Virginia abruptly dropped the planned revision. In a Nov. 29 order, the court “vacated and set aside” its Sept. 18 ...Read More »
A Hanover County lawyer with a long list of discipline complaints has agreed to surrender his license. Robert H. Smallenberg of Ashland consented to revocation with nine complaints pending against him, according to an order and affidavit provided by the ...Read More »