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Bar reimburses victims of lawyer dishonesty (access required)

A panel of the Virginia State Bar awarded $13,640.00 in reimbursement to former clients of three Virginia attorneys at its most recent meeting on May 4, the bar reported. The Clients’ Protection Fund Board also authorized payments totaling $5,800.00 to ...

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Court denies stay of Morrissey disbarment (access required)

Richmond-area lawyer Joe Morrissey will have to close shop as an attorney while he appeals his disbarment by a three-judge circuit court. The Supreme Court of Virginia on June 14 denied Morrissey’s petition for a stay of his license revocation. ...

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Bluefield man accused of $17.7M fraud (access required)

Federal prosecutors are accusing a Bluefield, Virginia, businessman of running schemes that defrauded coal industry investors of $17.725 million. A federal judge in Virginia has frozen the man’s assets. The defendant – Larry Wayne Price Jr. – was jailed last ...

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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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