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Tag Archives: Attorney discipline

Senator proposes revamp of lawyer discipline system (access required)

A state senator says Virginia lawyers deserve a more independent ear when they fight against Virginia State Bar ethics charges. The VSB retorts that the Jan. 12 proposal from Sen. Chap Petersen favors accused lawyers at the expense of protecting ...

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Lawyer who ignored suspension agrees to surrender license (access required)

A Virginia lawyer who continued to practice law even though his license was administratively suspended for nearly two and a half years has agreed to disbarment. The lawyer’s actions caused his Washington-based firm to be disqualified from representing a medical ...

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Roanoke lawyer faces $742K judgment for botched divorce (access required)

A Roanoke lawyer is defending collection actions on a six-figure judgment after alleged lapses in a divorce action and a resulting legal malpractice lawsuit, according to his client’s new lawyer and Virginia State Bar allegations. Charles “C.J.” Covati undermined his ...

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