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Morrissey appeals disbarment, seeks stay (access required)

Richmond-area attorney Joe Morrissey has appealed his disbarment by a panel of circuit court judges and is asking for a hold on the court’s action. Although the circuit judges revoked Morrissey’s law license in a March 30 decision, under lawyer ...

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Supreme Court rejects lawyer’s reinstatement bid (access required)

A disbarred lawyer who stole from her church to reimburse a personal injury client has failed to persuade the Supreme Court of Virginia to allow her to practice again. The justices denied a petition for reinstatement by Anne Marston Lynch ...

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Lawyer who lied about work accepts bar suspension (access required)

A former Tysons Corner law firm partner has agreed to a two-and-a-half-year license suspension, admitting he lied about uncompleted work on collections cases over a period of more than two years. When he admitted his lapses and his lies in ...

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Grey to stay on Legal Services board (access required)

President Trump has announced his intent to nominate Richmond lawyer Robert J. Grey Jr. for another term on the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation. The nomination is for the remainder of a three-year term expiring in 2020, ...

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Courts still short staffed, Lemons says (access required)

Virginia Supreme Court Justice, Donald W. Lemons in the court chambers in Richmond, Va., Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Anticipated full funding of all authorized judgeships is good news, but Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald W. Lemons says other offices at Virginia courthouses remain shorthanded. Lemons provided a supplement to the annual State of the Judiciary address in ...

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Judge won’t shield cops who kicked family out of home (access required)


Law enforcement officers who forced two family members out of their Patrick County home after a foreclosure auction and blocked them from retrieving personal property face a jury trial on conversion and civil rights claims, a Danville federal judge has ...

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Prosecutor seeks to boot Morrissey from murder case (access required)

A Louisa County prosecutor is accusing Richmond’s Joe Morrissey of possible witness tampering in connection with a murder case. Morrissey represents Clifford Wood, a man accused in the fatal shooting of another last year at a home in the Montpelier ...

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Check fraud indictment has 1,411 counts (access required)

A Bluefield, Virginia, woman has been charged with stealing about $2.4 million in what the prosecutor thinks is the largest indictment ever handed down in Virginia. Teresa Barringer is accused of writing herself checks from the company where she worked. ...

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Northam pardons fetus defendant (access required)

Gov. Ralph Northam has granted an absolute pardon erasing the conviction of a Franklin County woman for discarding the remains of a stillborn fetus. The case, little noticed at first, became a lightning rod in the abortion rights debate after ...

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