Former Virginia Beach attorney Philip Leibman has been charged with practicing law the week after his license was revoked by the Virginia State Bar. The criminal charge was returned among indictments from a Virginia Beach grand jury on Monday. A ...Read More »
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A Williamsburg grand jury has returned an indictment charging patent attorney Bambi Walters with practicing law without a license, according to the local prosecutor. Williamsburg/James City County Commonwealth’s Attorney Nate Green said the charge resulted from a Virginia State Bar ...
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The Clients’ Protection Fund of the Virginia State Bar paid out almost $200,000 more last year than it received from the annual assessments paid by each active member. That development was as unexpected as it was unwelcome, since it came ...Read More »
A Roanoke lawyer has been reprimanded by a Virginia State Bar disciplinary committee for trying to take advantage of a drafting error and wrongfully garnish the wages of his sister’s ex-husband. Richard L. McGarry represented his sister in her divorce, ...Read More »
Ten candidates, including four members of the Virginia Court of Appeals, have told the Virginia State Bar they are interested in filling the vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia that will be created by the retirement of Justice Lawrence ...
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The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has imposed a public reprimand with terms on former Floyd County Commonwealth’s Attorney Gordon Earl Hannett Jr. The reprimand stemmed from the removal and destruction of three computer hard drives in the prosecutor’s office ...Read More »
A lawyer formerly with the firm of Marks & Harrison has surrendered her license to practice law after she acknowledged that she misappropriated $450,000 that should have gone to the firm. According to Virginia State Bar documents, Kyle Cornelia Leftwich ...Read More »
CHARLOTTESVILLE—The Virginia State Bar Council has voted to ask the General Assembly to make it easier to prosecute criminal violations of the state law barring the unauthorized practice of law. The proposal would increase the statute of limitations for the ...Read More »
Discovery in criminal cases is a hot issue. In some localities, defense lawyers complain of secretive police policies and uncooperative prosecutors. In other jurisdictions, however, commonwealth’s attorneys announce “open file” policies, and defense lawyers generally agree those procedures work well. ...Read More »