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Divorce lawyer suspended for 3 years (access required)

A Springfield domestic relations attorney has been suspended for three years for stonewalling a client, failing to return an unearned fee and ignoring a bar subpoena. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board ordered the penalty for Robert L.I. Shearer Jr. at a June 22 hearing. A father paid a flat fee of $11,500 to hire Shearer to ...