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Disciplinary System Actions

January 2015 – 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 March 19, 2015

 

 


March 19, 2015

Lorenzo Lee Bean III, 45573 Shepard Dr Ste 201, Sterling, Virginia 20164

VSB Docket No. 15-070-101069

On March 16, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Lorenzo Lee Bean III’s license to practice law based on his affidavit consenting to the revocation. Mr. Bean admits that the disciplinary charges against him are true and that he could not successfully defend against them.

View Bean Order     (PDF Posted 3/19/15)
 

 

March 19, 2015, 2015

Harry P. Friedlander, Suite C100, 1837 South Mesa Drive, Mesa, AZ 85210-6221

VSB Docket No. 15-000-101182

Effective January 2, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Harry P. Friedlander’s license to practice law for sixty days based on his sixty-day suspension by the Supreme Court of Arizona. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Friedlander Order     (PDF Posted 3/19/15)

 

March 17, 2015

Tinya Lynnette Banks, Esq., JANAF Office Building, Suite 508, 5900 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23502

VSB Docket No. 15-021-100489

On March 16, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Second District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Tinya Lynnette Banks for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, and communication. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Banks Order     (PDF Posted 3/19/15)

 

February 24, 2015

Nicholas Caron Smith, P.O. Box 59, Mt. Holly, Virginia 22524

VSB Docket No. 14-060-097508

On February 3, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand with terms to Nicholas Caron Smith for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct matters.

View Smith Order     (PDF Posted 3/19/15)

 

February 24, 2015

Joseph Wheeler Rasnic, 33701 Main St., PO Box 864, Jonesville, Virginia 24263-0864

VSB Docket No. 15-101-099667

On February 13, 2015, the Virginia State Bar revoked Joseph Wheeler Rasnic’s license to practice law based on his affidavit consenting to the revocation and his conviction of a felony in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. In consenting to the revocation, Mr. Rasnic admits that the disciplinary charges against him are true and that he could not successfully defend against them.

View Rasnic Order    (PDF Posted 3/19/15)

 

February 5, 2015

Sabina Nunn Wighington, 43 Town & Country Drive, Suite 119, Box 87, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405

VSB Docket Nos. 14-060-098309, 14-060-098323, 14-060-099356, 14-060-099200

On January 23, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Sixth District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Sabina Nunn Wighington for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, safekeeping property, and bar admission and disciplinary matters. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Wighington Order     (PDF Posted 3/19/15)

 

February 4, 2015

Darlene Rife Langley, 5607 Eastbourne Drive, Springfield, VA 22151

VSB Docket No. 14-051-096398

On January 26, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Fifth District, Section I Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Darlene Rife Langley for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, and declining or terminating representation. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Langley Order    (PDF Posted 3/19/15)

 

February 4, 2015

Mark Anthony Sgarlata, Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP, 8405 Greensboro Drive, Suite 100, McLean, Virginia 22102

VSB Docket No. 15-000-100482

Effective January 23, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Mark Anthony Sgarlata’s license to practice law based on his conviction of a felony in the Circuit Court of Loudoun County. Mr. Sgarlata’s license was summarily suspended on September 25, 2014.

View Sgarlata Order     (PDF Posted 3/19/15)

 

January 27, 2015

Michael Alan Ward, Suite 301, 4085 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030

VSB Docket No. 12-051-091819

Effective February 22, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Michael Alan Ward’s license to practice law for one year for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, and misconduct.

View Ward Order     (PDF Posted 3/19/15)

 

January 26, 2015

Roger Kent Grillo, 101 Market Street, Onancock, VA 23417

VSB Docket Nos. 14-021-099663, 15-021-099971, 15-021-100400, 15-021-100613, 15-021-100885, 15-021-101152

On January 20, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Roger Kent Grillo’s license to practice law based on his affidavit consenting to the revocation. In consenting to the revocation, Mr. Grillo admits that the disciplinary charges against him are true and that he could not successfully defend against them.

View Grillo Order     (PDF Posted 1/30/15)

 

January 23, 2015     *

Robert Francis McDonnell, 5913 Leabrook Way, Glen Allen, Virginia 23059

VSB Docket No. 15-000-101601

Effective January 29, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Robert Francis McDonnell’s license to practice law in Virginia based on his conviction for eleven felonies in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Mr. McDonnell was ordered to appear before the board on February 20, 2015, to show cause why his license should not be further suspended or revoked. His license has been administratively suspended for non-payment of Virginia State Bar dues since October 15, 2014.

*On February 3, 2015, the case was continued generally by the Disciplinary Board

 

January 13, 2015     *

William Franklin Burton, Adams, Burton & Moawad, P.C., Suite 600, 5425 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

VSB Docket No. 15-051-100559

On January 9, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended William Franklin Burton's license to practice law for failure to comply with subpoenas duces tecum.

On January 15, 2015, Mr. Burton complied with the subpoena duces tecum and the suspension was lifted.

 

January 8, 2015

Sandy Yeh Chang, The Chang Law Firm, Suite 140, 1 Research Court, Rockville, MD 20850

VSB Docket Nos. 15-000-100741, 15-000-101215

Effective January 23, 2014, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Sandy Yeh Chang’s license to practice law for two years. The suspension was based on the two-year suspension of her license to practice in Maryland by the Court of Appeals of Maryland. The board dismissed a second charge based on the suspension of Ms. Chang’s license to practice in the District of Columbia.

 

January 5, 2015

Andrea Celestine Long, Andrea C. Long, Esq., P.C., The James B. Long Law Center, 8 West Leigh Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220-3209

VSB Docket No. 15-032-100987

On December 29, 2014, the Virginia State Bar Third District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Andrea Celestine Long for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Long Order     (PDF Posted 1/30/15)

 

 

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Disciplinary Actions July 1999 - December 1999

Disciplinary Actions January 22, 1999 - June 1999

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