“Running and capping” sounds like a gangland crime. It is in fact prohibited by a Virginia statute, but it’s a prohibition that applies to lawyers. Virginia Code § 54.1-3941, bars running and capping, or improperly partnering with nonlawyers to win ...Read More »
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Lobbyists know that legislators pay attention to pain. There’s plenty of pain to go around these days, as members of Virginia’s General Assembly gird their loins for the start to the 2011 legislative session. Lawyers who want to get legislators’ ...Read More »
A lawyer ordered to produce documents to bar disciplinary officials managed to whittle down their demand from several years’ worth of records to a single receipt. The receipt, which Wise County lawyer R. Stuart Collins was ordered to produce within ...Read More »
Former Virginia Beach attorney Philip Leibman has been charged with practicing law the week after his license was revoked by the Virginia State Bar.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 »
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 »