Seven years after agreeing to revocation of his law license amid allegations of misbehavior in and out of court, a former Richmond lawyer is asking to practice law again.
Kenneth Dennis Sisk gave up his license in 2005 after being accused of making a court appearance in a criminal matter while his license was suspended. At the time of revocation, Sisk also was accused of threatening to burn down a house.
Things got even worse. After his disbarment, Sisk pleaded guilty to six felonies – arising from bad checks on his law office account – and eight misdemeanors. Sisk said all of the trouble resulted from a substance addiction, according to the Virginia State Bar.
Sisk said he successfully completed a drug court treatment program in 2008 and has been employed since as a paralegal, according to a statement from the VSB.
The disciplinary board will make a recommendation to the Supreme Court of Virginia on Sisk’s petition for reinstatement after an Oct. 26 hearing.