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Voyeur lawyer agrees to 9-month suspension (access required)

A lawyer licensed in both Virginia and South Carolina has given up licenses in both states for nine months after being convicted of taking a photograph up a woman’s skirt. Attorney Jacob L. Parrott pleaded guilty to “assault and battery ...

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Lawyer gives up license over bankruptcy lapses (access required)

A lawyer accused of hiding assets in a bankruptcy action, including preparation of a false affidavit, has surrendered her law license, admitting the accusations were true. After Laura Reed Wright and her husband filed for bankruptcy in 2014, the bankruptcy ...

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Morrissey is disbarred a second time (access required)

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Richmond’s Joe Morrissey, a survivor of tumultuous legal and political careers, has been disbarred for a second time in a Virginia State Bar proceeding. A three-judge Richmond Circuit Court panel decided March 30 that Morrissey’s 2013 conduct in his relationship ...

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Limited-scope representation proposal draws fire (access required)

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Legal aid lawyers are pushing back against a court rules proposal that would add restrictions on limited-scope representation, including ghostwriting for unrepresented litigants. A request for comments on the rule proposal generated 30 responses from attorneys around Virginia, many lauding ...

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Southwest Virginia judge highly rated for Conrad seat (access required)

Scott County Circuit Judge John C. Kilgore is the only candidate for a U.S. District Court judgeship unanimously rated as “highly qualified” in findings of a Virginia State Bar committee. The VSB Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee voted 12-0 on March ...

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Lawyer disbarred after skipping VSB hearing (access required)

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A Lynchburg lawyer who ran afoul of a bankruptcy judge, failed to show at a series of court appearances and then skipped a Virginia State Bar disciplinary hearing has been disbarred. Brent L. Barbour’s pattern of violations over a short ...

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Zauzig inducted to ACTL (access required)

Woodbridge medical malpractice attorney Charles J. Zauzig was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers at their 2018 spring meeting in Arizona. Zauzig was the only attorney from Virginia among 95 new Fellows inducted at the event. ACTL says ...

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Troubled Winchester lawyer gives up license (access required)

A Winchester lawyer who battled the Virginia State Bar on multiple fronts amid complaints from clients and judges has surrendered her license. Shelley R. Collette consented to license revocation March 23 in a proceeding involving five bar complaints, with nine ...

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