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Disciplinary System Actions

July 2017 – 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 November 20, 2017

 

November 20, 2017

Anthony Elmer Collins, Collins & Collins, 306 East Main Street, P O Box 3465, Wise, VA 24293

VSB Docket No. 14-102-097282

On October 20, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Tenth District – Section II Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Anthony Elmer Collins for violating professional rules that govern conflict of interest. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Collins Order (PDF posted 11/20/17)

 

November 20, 2017

Pamela Lynn Cave, 4160 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax VA 22030

VSB Docket No. 17-052-109102

On November 16, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Fifth District – Section II Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Pamela Lynn Cave for violating professional rules that govern the safekeeping of property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Cave Order (PDF posted 11/20/17)

 

November 20, 2017

James Aloysius Powers, DRPA c/o iConnect Group, 21630 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 120, Sterling VA 20166

VSB Docket No. 18-000-110175

On November 17, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board indefinitely suspended James Aloysius Powers’ license to practice law. Reinstatement is contingent upon compliance with conditions and procedures of the Maryland Court of Appeals and the Virginia State Bar. Powers’ license was previously summarily suspended in Virginia on October 26, 2017, based on his indefinite suspension in Maryland.

 

November 20, 2017

Kawai Lau, P O Box 50368, Bellevue WA 98015

VSB Docket No. 18-000-110176

On November 17, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Kawai Lau’s license to practice law based on his exclusion from the practice of law by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on May 31, 2017.

 

November 13, 2017

Kenneth Ashley Dodl, Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates, PLC, 780 Lynnhaven Pkwy Ste 330, Virginia Beach, VA  23452

 VSB Docket No. 16-022-103621

On September 22, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand to Kenneth Ashley Dodl for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, safekeeping property, and managing of nonlawyer assistants.

View Dodl Order (PDF posted 11/13/17)

 

November 13, 2017

George Harold Edwards, 10106 Krause Road, Suite 103, P.O. Box 670, Chesterfield, VA 23832

VSB Docket No.: 17-031-106544

On November 8, 2017, the Third District, Section I Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to George Harold Edwards for violations of professional rules that govern safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Edwards Order (Posted 11/13/17)

 

November 13, 2017

Amy Lovell Wilson, 730 Old Hunt Way, Herndon, Virginia 20170

VSB Docket Nos.:  17-052-108185; 17-052-107093; 17-052-107517; 17-052-107958; 17-052-109427; 17-052-109614

On October 30, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Fifth District Subcommittee, Section II issued a public reprimand with terms to Amy Lovell Wilson for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, fees, safekeeping property, and declining or terminating representation. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Wilson Order (PDF posted 11/13/17)

 

November 9, 2017

Thaddeus Matthew Sigmund Bereday, 712 South Newport Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33606

VSB Docket No. 18-000-110835

On October 31, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Thaddeus Matthew Sigmund Bereday’s license to practice law based on his affidavit consenting to the revocation due to his plea of guilty to a felony criminal charge in Florida. In consenting to the revocation at a time when allegations of Misconduct were pending, Bereday acknowledged that the material facts upon which the allegations of Misconduct were pending are true and that he could not successfully defend against them.

View Bereday Order (PDF Posted 11/13/17)

 

November 6, 2017

Fred Winslow Young, Access Law Group, P.C., Suite B, 11780 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA  23606-1926

VSB Docket No. 16-010-104166

Effective January 1, 2018, a three-judge panel of the Circuit Court of the City of Newport News suspended Fred Winslow Young’s license to practice law for three years for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, fees, safekeeping of property, terminating representation, disciplinary matters, and misconduct.

 

November 3, 2017

Christopher DeCoy Parrott, 12073 Lancers Ct., Manassas, VA  20112

VSB Docket No. 18-053-110432

On October 31, 2017, pursuant to Part Six, Section IV Paragraph 13-28 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Christopher DeCoy Parrott’s license to practice law based on his affidavit consenting to the revocation. In consenting to the revocation at a time when allegations of Misconduct were pending, Parrott acknowledged that the material facts upon which the allegations of Misconduct were pending are true and that he could not successfully defend against them.

View Parrot Order (PDF posted 11/6/17)

 

November 2, 2017

Abu Bakarr Kalokoh, 3620 Bevan Drive, Fairfax, VA  22030

VSB Docket No. 17-052-106967

On November 1, 2017, the Fifth District Section II Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand to Abu Bakarr Kalokoh for violating rules of professional conduct that govern diligence, conflict of interest, and safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition.

View Kalokoh Order (PDF posted 11/6/17)

 

November 2, 2017

Geraldine Sue Miller, Geraldine S. Miller, LLC, P.O. Box 10050, Fort Mohave, AZ 86427

VSB Docket No. 18-000-109954

On October 27, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Geraldine Sue Miller’s license to practice law for 30 days commencing on October 6, 2017, based on her suspension by the Supreme Court of Arizona, and ordered her suspension be continued until Ms. Miller provides proof of reinstatement by the Arizona disciplinary authority.

View Miller Order (PDF Posted 11/17/17)

 

November 2, 2017

Paul Erik Wilke, Esq., Erik Wilke, Attorney at Law, 301 E Market St Suite E, PO Box 333, Charlottesville, VA 22902-0333 

VSB Docket Nos.: 17-070-106708, 17-070-107647

 On October 24, 2017, the Seventh District Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Paul Erik Wilke for violating the rules of professional conduct that govern competence, diligence, fees, conflicts of interest, fairness to opposing party and counsel, and respect for rights of third persons. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Wilke Order (PDF posted 11/6/17)

 

October 30, 2017

James Aloysius Powers, Powers/DRPA c/o iConnect Group, 21630 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 120, Sterling, Virginia 20166

VSB Docket No. 18-000-110175

Effective October 26, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended James Aloysius Powers’s license to practice law based on his indefinite suspension in Maryland. He was ordered to appear before the board on November 17, 2017, to show cause why the same discipline that was imposed in Maryland should not be imposed by the board.

 

October 17, 2017

Sherri Ann Thaxton, Sherri A. Thaxton, P.C., 4124 East Parham Road, Henrico, VA  23228

VSB Docket No.: 15-033-101632

On September 14, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand with terms to Sherri Ann Thaxton for violating professional rules that govern competence and diligence.

 

View Thaxton Order (PDF posted 10/25/17)

 

 

 

 

October 6, 2017

 

Robert Jutzi Howell, 102 Mirror Lake Ct, Cary, NC  27513

 

VSB Docket No.: 18-000-110023

 

On September 28, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Robert Jutzi Howell’s license to practice law based on his affidavit consenting to the revocation due to prior revocations to practice law in North Carolina and Illinois. In consenting to the revocation, Howell acknowledged that the charges against him are true and that he could not successfully defend against them. 

 

View Howell Order (PDF posted 10/6/17)

 

 

September 22, 2017

 

Vinceretta Taylor Chiles, P.O. Box 8089, Richmond, VA 23223-0089

 

VSB Docket Nos. 17-033-106995, 18-000-110400

Effective April 1, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Vinceretta Taylor Chiles’s license to practice law for six months, with terms, for failing to comply with the terms of a two-year suspension issued April 1, 2017, and for violating professional rules that govern diligence. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 View Chiles Order (PDF posted  9/22/17)

 

September 18, 2017

Robert Lyman Isaac Shearer, Jr., Law Offices of Robert Shearer, 10521 Judicial Dr., Suite 105, Fairfax, VA  22030

VSB Docket No. 18-052-109900

On September 15, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Robert Lyman Isaac Shearer, Jr.’s license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the Bar.

 

September 14, 2017

Shelly Renee Collette, Collette Law, LLC, P.O. Box 2111, Winchester, Virginia 22604

VSB Docket No. 18-000-110364

On September 14, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Shelly Renee Collette’s license to practice law on impairment grounds.

View Collette Order (PDF posted 9/19/17)

 

September 5, 2017

Karl Leonard Larson, Arlington, Texas

VSB Docket No. 17-090-107631

On September 1, 2017, the Ninth District Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand to Karl Leonard Larson for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 View Larson Order (PDF posted 9/19/17

 

 

August 31, 2017

Wayne Richard Hartke, Hartke Law Offices, 11890 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191

VSB Docket No. 17-051-107328

On August 25, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Wayne Richard Hartke’s license to practice law for five years effective October 27, 2019, for violating professional rules that govern candor toward the tribunal. The suspension will be consecutive to a three-year suspension issued on October 27, 2016.

View Hartke Order (PDF posted 9/19/17)

 

July 21, 2017

Jud Andrew Fischel, Jud A. Fischel, P.C., 24 Ashby Street, Warrenton, VA 20186-3236

VSB Docket No. 17-070-106687

On July 10, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Jud Andrew Fischel’s license to practice law based on his affidavit consenting to the revocation. By tendering his consent to revocation at a time when allegations of misconduct are pending, Fischel acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct are pending are true.

View Fischel Order (PDF posted 8/10/17)

 

July 17, 2017

Christopher Paul Schewe, 216 South Patrick Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

VSB Docket No. 17-042-108562

Effective June 30, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Fourth District Committee, Section II, issued a public reprimand without terms to Christopher Paul Schewe for failing to comply with earlier terms issued for violating the professional rule that governs competence.

View Schewe Order (PDF posted 8/10/17)

 

 

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