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Lawyer sues over firing as town attorney (access required)

A town attorney in Southwest Virginia claims his firing for criticizing town council members violates the First Amendment and his employment contract. Tim McAfee of Norton has sued the town of Pound and three town council members for civil rights ...

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Lawyer who neglected appeals gets 1-year suspension (access required)

A Fredericksburg attorney who missed deadlines in multiple criminal appeals and dodged inquiries from the Virginia State Bar has been suspended for a year. Christopher M. Reyes also was ordered to seek counseling and get training on law practice management ...

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Lawyer: Police raid of home was retaliation (access required)

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A Roanoke lawyer says police raided her home in retaliation for her role in winning acquittal for her stepson in a murder trial. The lawyer says the fruitless search caused thousands of dollars of damage to her home, and she ...

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Court cuts fees for Virginia lawyers (access required)

Every practicing Virginia lawyer will get a $5 fee reduction this year. Moreover, lawyers trying to get back in the good graces of the bar will benefit far more with newly approved reductions in administrative penalties. The Supreme Court of ...

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Senators back Giles, Nachmanoff for federal judgeship (access required)

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine are recommending both Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia T. Giles and U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael S. Nachmanoff for a vacancy in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The vacancy was ...

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Lawyers oppose Norfolk redevelopment plan (access required)

An advocacy group, a legal aid office and a major law firm have teamed up to challenge a plan to redevelop public housing projects in a Norfolk community. The lawyers are asking for a preliminary injunction to halt demolition of ...

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Client sues, gets judgment against lawyer (access required)

A client has won a $4,000 judgment against a Blacksburg lawyer who failed to return the client’s fee after his license was suspended. The lawyer, Jonathan P. Fisher, has been disciplined twice this year by the Virginia State Bar. He ...

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