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Tag Archives: Attorney discipline

18-month suspension for false or misleading statements

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board correctly determined that an attorney violated Rule 8.1(a) by making false or misleading statements to a VSB investigator, and Rule 8.1(b) “when he failed to correct any misapprehension arising from his statements.” The board ...

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Senator proposes revamp of lawyer discipline system

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

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

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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