For nearly 20 years, the Virginia State Bar has been trying to help lawyers resolve fights with clients over fees and billing. The collective reaction of the lawyers: Ho hum. The VSB’s fee dispute resolution program simply hasn’t been used. ...Read More »
Midlothian attorney Stacy F. Garrett III, a former Richmond prosecutor, has been hit with a second one-year suspension of his law license. A three-judge panel of Chesterfield County Circuit Court ordered the suspension for Garrett, finding he failed to use ...Read More »
The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has suspended the license of a Leesburg lawyer for five years because he continued to practice law and accepted a fee without providing services after his license had been suspended administratively. The action against ...Read More »
A three-judge panel has revoked the license of Norfolk lawyer Mark Kantro for concealing $161,000 in income from his wife during their divorce. Kantro’s attorney, Allan Zaleski, told The Virginian-Pilot that the discipline is unusual because it is based on ...
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Richmond lawyer Horace F. Hunter faces a June 10 disciplinary hearing before the Virginia State Bar on a charge that a blog on his law firm website does not carry a disclaimer. Hunter says the VSB’s demand for a disclaimer ...Read More »
Del. Joe Morrissey, D-Richmond, should not get his law license back, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board concluded Tuesday night. Board Chairman William E. Glover said the two-day hearing on Morrissey’s request for reinstatement “gives the board no reason to ...Read More »
A proposed Virginia legal ethics opinion provides plaintiffs’ lawyers with new ammunition in the battle for protection from Medicare liens in personal injury settlements. Insurance companies and the plaintiffs’ bar have tussled as each side sought a shield against exposure ...Read More »