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VSB acts to protect clients of Roanoke bankruptcy lawyer

A judge has appointed a receiver to take control of the bankruptcy practice of Roanoke lawyer Ann Marie Miller.

Miller’s practice has been curtailed since September 18, when the Virginia State Bar obtained a temporary injunction that froze the bank accounts of Miller’s practice and ordered production of her bank records for inspection by the VSB.  Later, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia barred any new filings by Miller and then froze the cases she had filed previously.

Today, a Roanoke Circuit Judge appointed Roanoke bankruptcy lawyer Chip Magee as a receiver, directing him to seize control of Miller’s practice and its assets.  Magee is to contact Miller’s clients to advise about the disposition of their files.  Files will be assembled and returned as directed by clients, according to a statement from the VSB.

Magee will not be representing Miller’s clients.

Magee’s contact information is below.

Archibald Carter Magee Jr.
Magee Goldstein Lasky & Sayers PC
310 First Street SW, Suite1200
P.O. Box 404
Roanoke, VA 24003-0404
Phone: (540) 343-9800 Fax: (540) 343-9898

Miller became involved in a publicized domestic dispute with her former practice partner, Jeffrey M. Kessler of Vinton.  She faces five criminal charges with a trial set for Oct. 21 in Roanoke County.

By Peter Vieth

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