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Disciplinary System Actions

January 2016 – Present

(Except for agreed dispositions, disciplinary actions imposed by a District Committee remain subject to appeal for 10 days after notice of the determination is mailed to the Respondent.)

(Except for agreed dispositions, disciplinary actions imposed by the Disciplinary Board remain subject to appeal for 30 days after the Memorandum Order is served on the Respondent.)

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Updated July 22, 2016

 

 

 

July 22, 2016

Chung Suk Oh, Shin Law Group, 7600 Leesburg Pike, Suite 350 East, Falls Church, VA 22043

VSB Docket Nos. 16-052-103653, 16-052-103654, 15-052-100693

On July 21, 2016, the Virginia State Bar suspended Chung Suk Oh’s license to practice law for nine months, with terms, for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, and unauthorized practice of law; multijurisdictional practice of law. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 

July 22, 2016

Clifton Carlyle Hicks, 8040 Jerrylee Drive, Norfolk, VA 23518

VSB Docket No. 15-021-101486

On June 15, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand with terms to Clifton Carlyle Hicks for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, safekeeping property, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct.

 

July 8, 2016

James Willis Hilldrup 4343 Plank Road, Suite 220, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407-4807

VSB Docket No. 15-060-102221

On June 29, 2016, the Sixth District Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to James Willis Hilldrup for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 

June 22, 2016

Emmett Franklin Robinson, Sr., Law Office of E. F. Robinson, 1712 Financial Loop, Lake Ridge, VA 22192

VSB Docket No. 16-052-104143

On June 6, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Fifth District Committee, Section II issued a public reprimand to Emmett Franklin Robinson for failing to comply with the terms of an earlier private reprimand.

View Robinson Order     (PDF Posted 6/28/16)

 

June 21, 2016

Warren Jay Bronsnick, PO Box 309, Short Hills, NJ 07078

VSB Docket No. 16-000-106150

On June 6, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Warren Jay Bronsnick’s license to practice law based on his guilty plea to a crime in the US District Court District of New Jersey. In consenting to the revocation, Bronsnick acknowledged that the charges against him are true and that he could not successfully defend against them. His license was summarily suspended on June 3.

 

June 15, 2016     *  **

Jane Karen Eshagpoor, PO Box 71119, Richmond, VA 23255-1119

VSB Docket No. 15-031-102631

Effective May 27, 2016, the Virginia State Bar suspended Jane Karen Eshagpoor’s license to practice law for two years for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, safekeeping property, fairness to opposing party and counsel, and misconduct.

View Eshagpoor Order     (PDF Posted 6/28/16)

*On June 28, 2016, Ms. Eshagpoor filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of Virginia.

**On July 7, 2016, the Supreme Court of Virginia denied a stay of the suspension pending the appeal.

 

June 6, 2016

Alfred Lincoln Robertson Jr., Robertson Law Office, PLLC, 500 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314

VSB Docket Nos. 15-042-101082, 15-042-102961

On May 31, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Fourth District Subcommittee, Section II, issued a public reprimand with terms to Alfred Lincoln Robertson Jr. for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, and bar admission and disciplinary matters. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Robertson Order     (PDF Posted 6/15/16)

 

June 6, 2016

Michael Jerome Massie, The Massie Law Group, P.C., 505 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704

VSB Docket Nos. 13-010-092752, 13-010-092767, 13-010-093893, 14-010-097408, 15-010-100248

Effective July 1, 2016, a three-judge panel of the Circuit Court of the City of Portsmouth suspended Michael Jerome Massie’s license to practice law for eighteen months, with terms, for violating professional rules that govern scope of representation, communication, safekeeping property, responsibilities regarding nonlawyer assistants, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Massie Order    (PDF Posted 6/15/16)

 

June 3, 2016

Kenneth Hansen Rosenau, 1304 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005-3768

VSB Docket No. 16-000-105644

Effective June 1, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Kenneth Hansen Rosenau’s license to practice law based on his thirty-day suspension by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. He was ordered to appear before the board on June 24, 2016, to show cause why the same discipline that was imposed in Washington DC should not be imposed in Virginia.

 

May 25, 2016

Jennifer Marie Williams, Law Office of Jennifer M. Williams, PLLC, Suite 250, 426 E. Freemason Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

VSB Docket No. 15-022-102889

On May 24, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Second District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Jennifer Marie Williams for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, and declining or terminating representation. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Williams Order     (PDF Posted 6/15/16)

 

May 25, 2016

Richard Joseph Kwasny, 1039 South Kimbles Road, Yardley, PA 19067

VSB Docket No. 16-000-105306

Effective April 21, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Richard Joseph Kwasny’s license to practice law for five years based on his June 26, 2014, suspension by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Kwasny’s license had been summarily suspended in Virginia on April 21, 2016, pending a show cause hearing on May 20, 2016.

View Kwasny Order     (PDF Posted 6/28/16)

 

May 23, 2016

William Henry Yongue IV, 608 Rose Avenue, Blacksburg, Virginia 24060

VSB Docket No. 16-000-105188

On May 17, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked William Henry Yongue IV's license to practice law based on his consent to revocation.  In consenting to the revocation, Yongue acknowledged that the disciplinary charges against him are true and that he could not successfully defend against them.  His license was summarily suspended on April 21, 2016, based on his January 7, 2016, conviction of a felony in North Carolina.

View Yongue Order     (PDF Posted 6/7/16)

 

May 23, 2016

Richard Morris Gummere, P.O. Box 30, La Plata, Maryland 20646

VSB Docket No. 16-000-105640

On May 20, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Richard Morris Gummere’s license to practice law based on his January 29, 2016, disbarment by the Court of Appeals of Maryland. Mr. Gummere’s license had been summarily suspended in Virginia on April 27, 2016.

 

May 23, 2016

John Jason Gentry Mullins, #3199, 1261 Lakeside Drive, Sunnyvale, California 94085

VSB Docket No. 16-000-105643

On May 20, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked John Jason Gentry Mullins’s license to practice law based on his October 11, 2015, disbarment by the Supreme Court of California. Mr. Mullins’s license had been summarily suspended in Virginia on April 27, 2016.

View Mullins Order     (PDF Posted 6/15/16)

 

May 23, 2016

Warren Wilson McLain, 10623 Jones St Ste 101-A, Fairfax, VA 22030

VSB Docket Nos. 15-051-100650, 16-051-104021

On March 25, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand with terms to Warren Wilson McLain for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping property.

View McLain Order     (PDF Posted 6/6/16)

 

May 19, 2016

John George Crandley, Preston, Wilson & Crandley, PLC, 2404 Potters Rd Ste 500, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

VSB Docket No. 16-021-105363

Effective June 1, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended John George Crandley’s license to practice law for ninety days for violating the terms of a public reprimand with terms issued on November 9, 2013.

View Crandley Order     (PDF Posted 6/6/16)

 

May 19, 2016     *

Vinceretta Taylor Chiles, Chiles Law Offices, P.C., P.O. Box 8089, Richmond, Virginia 23223-0089

VSB Docket No. 16-033-104323

On May 19, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Vinceretta Taylor Chiles's license to practice law for failure to comply with a subpoena duces tecum.

*On May 20, 2016, Ms. Chiles complied with the subpoena duces tecum and the suspension was lifted.

 

May 9, 2016

Mead Ira Greenberg, 3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #565, Studio City, CA 91604

VSB Docket No. 16-000-105308

Effective April 21, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Mead Ira Greenberg’s license to practice law in Virginia for sixty days based on his earlier suspension by the Supreme Court of California. This was an agreed disposition.

View Greenberg Order     (PDF Posted 6/6/16)

 

May 5, 2016

Nnika Evangeline White, Suite 800, 9101 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235

VSB Docket No. 16-000-105462

On April 22, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Nnika Evangeline White’s license to practice law for failing to notify clients about an earlier suspension. White failed to comply with the terms of a November 20, 2015, three-year suspension for violating professional rules that govern competence; conflict of interest: general rule; safekeeping property; candor toward the tribunal; truthfulness in statements to others; and misconduct.

View White Order     (PDF Posted 6/6/16)

 

April 29, 2016

David Peter Buehler, 4310 Constance Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

VSB Docket Nos. 15-033-101485 and 16-000-105090

On April 22, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked David Peter Buehler’s license to practice law for failing to comply with the terms on an earlier suspension and for violating rules that govern diligence, declining or terminating representation, and bar admission and disciplinary matters. Buehler failed to comply with a December 13, 2013, six-month suspension for violating professional rules that govern diligence, meritorious claims and contentions, candor toward the tribunal, fairness to opposing party and counsel, respect for rights of third persons, and misconduct.

View Buehler Order

View Buehler Order    (PDF Posted 6/28/16)

 

April 28, 2016

Lori Kellermann Battaile, The Law Office of Lori Kellermann, PO Box 5395, Gainesville, FL 32627-5395

VSB Docket No.: 16-000-105304

On April 22, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Lori Kellermann Battaile’s license to practice law based on her February 20, 2016 revocation by the Supreme Court of Florida. Battaile’s Virginia license had been summarily suspended on March 29, 2016.

View Battaile Order     (PDF Posted 6/8/16)

 

April 27, 2016

G. Walter Bressler, G.Walter Bressler, Attorney at Law, 284 Overlake Drive, Bristol, Virginia 24201

VSB Docket No.: 16-000-105729

On April 21, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked G. Walter Bressler’s license to practice law based on his affidavit consenting to the revocation. In consenting to the revocation, Bressler acknowledged that the charges against him are true and that he could not successfully defend against them.

View Bressler Order     (PDF Posted 5/6/16)

 

April 27, 2016

John Jason Gentry Mullins, #3199, 1261 Lakeside Drive, Sunnyvale, California 94085

VSB Docket No. 16-000-105643

Effective April 27, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended John Jason Gentry Mullins’s license to practice law based on his October 11, 2015, disbarment by the Supreme Court of California. Mr. Mullins is ordered to appear before the VSB Disciplinary Board on May 20, 2016, to show cause why the same discipline that was imposed in California should not be imposed in Virginia.

 

April 27, 2016

Richard Morris Gummere, P.O. Box 30, La Plata, Maryland 20646

VSB Docket No. 16-000-105640

Effective April 27, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Richard Morris Gummere’s license to practice law based on his January 29, 2016, disbarment by the Court of Appeals of Maryland. Mr. Gummere is ordered to appear before the board on May 20, 2016, to show cause why the same discipline that was imposed in Maryland should not be imposed in Virginia.

 

April 26, 2016

Jesse Eric White, 5201 Windward Way, Southport, NC 28461

VSB Docket Nos. 15-053-101145, 15-053-101702, 15-053-102384, 15-053-102595,

15-053-102683

Effective February 16, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Jesse Eric White’s license to practice law for two years for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, declining or terminating representation, and bar admission and disciplinary matters. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View White Order     (PDF Posted 5/6/16)

 

April 25, 2016

Richard Joseph Kwasny, 1039 South Kimbles Road, Yardley, PA 19067

VSB Docket No. 16-000-105306

On April 21, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Richard Joseph Kwasny’s license to practice law based on his June 26, 2014, five-year suspension by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Kwasny was ordered to appear before the board on May 20, 2016, to show cause why the same discipline that was imposed in Pennsylvania should not be imposed in Virginia.

 

April 25, 2016

William Henry Yongue IV, 608 Rose Avenue, Blacksburg, VA 24060

VSB Docket No. 16-000-105188

On April 21, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended William Henry Yongue IV’s license to practice law based on his January 7, 2016, conviction of a felony in North Carolina. Yongue was ordered to appear before the board on May 20, 2016, to show cause why his license should not be further suspended or revoked.

 

April 12, 2016

Cheryl D. Footman-Banks, Janaf Office Building, 5900 E Va Beach Blvd Ste 208, Norfolk, VA 23502

VSB Docket No. 16-022-104602

On April 12, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended the license of Cheryl D. Footman-Banks to practice law for failure to comply with a subpoena duces tecum.

 

April 12, 2016

Melvin Lorenzo Todd, Jr., Todd Law P.C., 2020 A E Franklin St., Richmond, Virginia  23223

VSB Docket No. 16-032-104870

On March 29, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Third District Committee, Section II, issued a public reprimand to Melvin Lorenzo Todd Jr. for failing to comply with one term of a March 31, 2015, private reprimand with terms that was issued by a subcommittee of the Third District Committee, Section II. The subcommittee found that Todd had violated rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, and declining or terminating representation.

View Todd order (PDF posted 4/13/16)

 

April 1, 2016

James Pearce Brice Jr., Law Office of James P. Brice, Jr., 3500 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Suite 617, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452

VSB Docket No. 15-022-101055

Effective March 25, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended James Pearce Brice Jr.’s license to practice law for three months, with terms, for violating professional rules that govern confidentiality of information and declining or terminating representation. This was an agreed disposition.

View Brice Order (PDF posted 4/13/16)

 

March 31, 2016

Donald Maurice White, 130 Thompson Street, Ashland, Virginia 23005

VSB Docket No. 15-060-099195

On March 15, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Sixth District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Donald Maurice White for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, and bar admission and disciplinary matters. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View White Order     (PDF Posted 6/15/16)

 

March 25, 2016

Lori Kellermann Battaile, The Law Office of Lori Kellermann, P.O. Box 5395, Gainesville, Florida 32627-5395

VSB Docket No. 16-000-105304

Effective March 29, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Lori Kellermann Battaile’s license to practice law based on the revocation of her license by the Supreme Court of Florida. Kellerman was ordered to appear before the board on April 22, 2016, to show cause why the same discipline that was imposed in Florida should not be imposed in Virginia.

 

March 10, 2016     *

Vinceretta Taylor Chiles, Chiles Law Offices, P.C., P.O. Box 8089, Richmond, Virginia 23223-0089

VSB Docket No. 16-033-097624

On March 8, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Vinceretta Taylor Chiles's license to practice law for failure to comply with subpoenas duces tecum.

*On March 16, 2016, Ms. Chiles complied with the subpoena duces tecum and the suspension was lifted.

 

February 25, 2016

Alexander Lee Brown, 5 West Back Street, PO Box 49, Fincastle, VA  24090-0049

VSB Docket No. 16-000-103340

Effective February 17, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Alexander Lee Brown’s  license to practice law on impairment grounds.

View Brown Order     (PDF Posted 3/22/16)

 

February 24, 2016

Sterling Harrisbe Weaver, Sr., Weaver Law Practice, PLLC, P.O. Box 543, Portsmouth, VA 23705-0543

VSB Docket No. 14-010-099713

On February 19, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board dismissed charges of misconduct against Sterling Harrisbe Weaver, Sr.

 

February 24, 2016 *  **

Rocco Joseph DeLeonardis Jr., Virginia Law, PLC, 11480 Sunset Hills Rd Ste 120E

Reston, VA 20190

VSB Docket Nos. 13-052-093159 and 13-000-093170

Effective February 19, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Rocco Joseph DeLeonardis Jr.’s  license to practice law for four years for violating professional rules governing safekeeping property, responsibilities regarding nonlawyer assistants, and misconduct. The board also found that Mr. DeLeonardis violated the Virginia Real Estate Settlement Agents statutes.

View DeLeonardis Order     (PDF Posted 3/22/16)

*On April 5, 2016, Mr. DeLeonardis filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of Virginia.

**On April 21, 2016, Mr. DeLeonardis withdrew his Notice of Appeal and Assignment of Error.

 

February 24, 2016

Gerald Isadore Katz, Gerald Katz, P.C., 2010 Corporate Ridge Suite 700, McLean, Virginia 22102

VSB Docket No. 16-000-103422

On February 9, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Gerald Isadore Katz’s license to practice law based on the revocation of his license in Maryland. In consenting to the revocation in Virginia, Katz acknowledged that the charges against him were true. His license was summarily suspended on September 24, 2015.

View Katz Order     (PDF Posted 3/22/16)

 

February 11, 2016

Kevin Peter Shea, 34 West Queens Way, Hampton, VA 23669

VSB Docket No. 15-010-102761

On January 27, 2016, the Virginia State Bar’s First District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand to Kevin Peter Shea for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, and meritorious claims and contentions. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Shea Order     (PDF Posted 2/25/16)

 

February 1, 2016

Kenneth Wayne Paciocco, 9514 Catesby Lane, Richmond, Virginia 23238

VSB Docket Nos. 16-032-103333, 15-032-102936, 15-032-102186 & 15-032-101743

On January 21, 2016, a three-judge panel of the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond revoked Kenneth Wayne Paciocco’s license to practice law for violating professional rules that govern declining or terminating representation, candor toward the tribunal, fairness to opposing party and counsel, unauthorized practice of law; multijurisdictional practice of law, and misconduct.

View Paciocco order (PDF posted 4/13/16)

 

January 21, 2016

John Paul Forest, II, 11350 Random Hills Rd, Suite 700, Fairfax, VA 22030

VSB Docket Nos. 14-052-096717, 14-052-097153

On November 10, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Fifth District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to John Paul Forest II for violating professional rules that govern diligence and communication. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Forest Order     (PDF Posted 2/25/16)

 

January 21, 2016

Bruce Patrick Ganey, 10985 Richardson Road, PO Box 6006, Ashland, Virginia 23005

VSB Docket No. 15-060-101162

On January 6, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Sixth District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Bruce Patrick Ganey for violating professional rules that govern diligence and communication. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Ganey Order       (PDF Posted 2/25/16)

 

January 12, 2016

Bruce Patrick Ganey, 10985 Richardson Road, PO Box 6006, Ashland, Virginia 23005

VSB Docket No. 15-060-101324

On January 6, 2016, the Virginia State Bar Sixth District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Bruce Patrick Ganey for violating professional rules that govern diligence and communication. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Ganey Order     (PDF Posted 2/25/16)

 

January 11, 2016

Michelle Warner Waller, Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority, 901 Chamberlayne Parkway, Richmond, Virginia 23220

VSB Docket No. 14-033-098480

On December 11, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board dismissed charges of misconduct against Michelle Warner Waller.

 

 

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