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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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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Lawyer Joe Morrissey’s 2014 conviction for contributing to the delinquency of a minor has led to a finding that he violated the Rules of Professional Conduct. A three-judge Richmond Circuit Court panel concluded March 28 that Morrissey’s 2013 relationship with ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
A Virginia State Bar committee is recommending allowing bar prosecutors to share concerns about a lawyer’s mental health or substance abuse issues with a lawyer assistance program. The rule change would mark an exception to otherwise strict confidentiality about any ...
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