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Newport News lawyer gets three-month suspension

A Newport News attorney has been suspended for three months after allegedly failing to keep in touch with his clients in a family financial dispute.

The complaint against Richard S. Gordon arose from a 2008 case in Hampton in which two brothers hired Gordon to represent them against a third brother in a dispute over their father’s estate, reports The Daily Press.

According to Virginia State Bar documents, Gordon began failing to respond to his clients in March 2009. Gordon also failed to respond to a discovery request brought the third brother’s lawyer.

Gordon eventually filed a motion to nonsuit the case, but never passed that news on to his clients, according to the VSB.

The three-month suspension began on Feb. 17.

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