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Disciplinary System Actions

January 2019 – 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.)

(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 22, 2019

 

March 22, 2019

Edward Emad Moawad, McLean Executive Counsel, P.C., 1750 Tysons Blvd., Suite 1500, McLean, Virginia 22102

VSB Docket Nos. 17-051-108646, 18-051-111043 and 19-051-113581

On March 22, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Edward Emad Moawad’s license administratively to practice law for failure to comply with a subpoena duces tecum.

 

March 19, 2019

Cherie Anne Washburn, 111 Wyndsong Pl., Lynchburg, VA 24502

VSB Docket No. 19-090-113267

Effective March 19, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Cherie Anne Washburn’s license to practice law based on her affidavit consenting to the revocation. By tendering her consent to revocation at a time when allegations of misconduct are pending, Washburn acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct are pending are true.

View Washburn Order (PDF posted 3/19/19)

 

March 13, 2019

John James Good, Jr., Esq., John J. Good, Jr., P.C., 800 Corporate Dr., Ste. 301, Stafford, VA  22554

VSB Docket No. 19-060-114295

On March 13, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended John James Good, Jr.’s license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the Bar.  

View Good Order (PDF posted 3/14/19)

 

March 13, 2019

Anthony George Spencer, P.O. Box 275, Ladysmith, VA 22501

VSB Docket No. 16-060-103733

On March 12, 2019, a Virginia State Bar Sixth District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand without terms to Anthony George Spencer for violating professional rules that govern fairness to opposing party and counsel. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 View Spencer Order (PDF posted 3/13/19)

 

March 7, 2019

 

Andrew Ira Becker, Esq., Law Office of Andrew Becker, P.C., One Columbus Ctr Ste 600, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-6760

 

VSB Docket No. 19-021-113658

 

On March 6, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Andrew Ira Becker’s license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the Bar.

 

View Becker Order (PDF posted 3/7/19)

 

February 28, 2019 

Justin Alan Torres,201 Gibbon Street. Alexandria, VA 22314 

VSB Docket No. 19-000-114709 

Effective February 28, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Justin Alan Torres's license to practice law in Virginia. The suspension was based on his conviction of a crime in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. The board ordered Torres to appear before the board on March 22, 2019, to show cause why his license to practice law within the Commonwealth of Virginia should not be further suspended or revoked.

View Torres Order (PDF posted 2/28/19)

 

 

February 26, 2019 

 

Kathryn Suzanne Pennington, Esq., Pennington Law PLC, One Columbus Cntr Ste 600, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

 

VSB Docket No. 19-021-114516

 

On February 26, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Kathryn Suzanne Pennington’s license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the Bar.

 

View Pennington Order (PDF posted 2/26/19)

 

February 26, 2019

Rhetta Moore Daniel, 3420 Pump Road, #170, Richmond, Virginia 23233

VSB Docket Nos. 18-032-110445, 18-032-111046, 18-032-111733

Effective February 22, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Rhetta Moore Daniel’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia based on violations of the rules of professional conduct governing competence, meritorious claims and contentions, candor toward the tribunal, fairness to opposing party and counsel, impartiality and decorum of the tribunal, judicial officials, and misconduct.

 

February 21, 2019

Sammy Edward Ayer, The Law Office of Sammy E. Ayer, 104 Clearwater Court, Yorktown, VA 23692

VSB Docket Nos. 17-010-108850,17-010-108870, 17-010-109322, 18-010-110422

Effective February 15, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Sammy Edward Ayer’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia based on violations of the rules of professional conduct governing competence, diligence, communication, safekeeping property, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct.

 

 

February 21, 2019

Michael Leon Avery, The Avery Law Firm, 10382A Democracy Lane, Fairfax, VA 22030

VSB Docket No. 19-000-113963

On February 15, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Michael Leon Avery’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for sixty days, with thirty days stayed pursuant to conduct during one year of probation. The suspension and probation periods began on January 25, 2019. This was an imposition of reciprocal discipline, based on disciplinary action by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

View Avery Order (PDF posted 2/26/19)

 

February 19, 2019

Robert Richard Kaplan Jr., Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank, PLC, 1401 E. Cary St., P.O. Box 2470, Richmond, VA 23218-2470

VSB Docket No. 17-033-107835, Case No. CL2018-4882-8

Effective December 11, 2018, the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond affirmed the decision of the Third Disciplinary District Committee, section III, to issue a public admonition to Robert Richard Kaplan Jr. for violating professional rules that govern fees.

View Kaplan Order (PDF posted 2/19/19)

 

February 13, 2019

Sean Hanover, 2751 Prosperity Ave., Suite 150, Fairfax, VA 22031

VSB Docket Nos. 19-000-114282 and 19-000-113945

Effective February 12, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Sean Hanover’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, Hanover acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct pending are true. 

View Hanover Order (PDF posted 2/13/19)

 

February 12, 2019

 

Brian Austin Revercomb, 9428 Kings Highway, P.O. Box 610, King George, VA 22485-0610

 

VSB Docket No. 18-060-111408

 

Effective January 25, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Brian Austin Revercomb’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for 6 months with terms for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, declining or terminating representation, and bar admission and disciplinary matters.

 

View Revercomb Order (PDF posted 2/26/19)

 

February 11, 2019

Timothy George Hayes, 304 Hayes Hill, Tazewell, VA 24651

VSB Docket No. 18-000-107910

Effective February 11, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Timothy George Hayes’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, Hayes acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of misconduct pending are true.

View Hayes Order (PDF posted 2/11/19)

 

February 6, 2019 

Ashton Harris Pully Jr., 124 South Lynnhaven Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

VSB Docket No. 18-022-112880

Effective February 5, 2019, a Virginia State Bar Second District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Ashton Harris Pully Jr. for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Pully Order (PDF posted 2/6/19)

  

January 31, 2019

Michael Leon Avery, The Avery Law Firm, 10382A Democracy Lane, Fairfax, VA 22030

VSB Docket No. 19-000-113963

Effective January 25, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Michael Leon Avery’s license to practice law in Virginia. The suspension was based on his August 2, 2018, suspension from the practice of law for a period of sixty days with thirty days stayed in favor of one year of probation by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. The board ordered Avery to appear before the board on February 15, 2019, to show cause why the same discipline should not be imposed by the board.

View Avery Order (PDF posted 1/31/19)

 

January 28, 2019 

Kay Jeffrey Luethke, 121 W. Market Street, Kingsport, TN, 37660 

VSB Docket No. 18-102-110035 

Effective January 25, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Tenth District, Section II Subcommittee issued a public reprimand without terms to Kay Jeffrey Luethke for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, and declining or terminating representation. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Luethke Order (PDF posted 1/28/19)

 

 

January 23, 2019

 

John Patrick Bond, 3902 Laro Court, Fairfax, VA 22031

 

VSB Docket No. 18-053-110106

 

Effective January 17, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended John Patrick Bond’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for two years for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, and fairness to opposing party and counsel. This was an agreed disposition of charges.

 

View Bond Order (PDF posted 1/23/19)

 

January 23, 2019

Sean Hanover, HHC, Inc, 2751 Prosperity Ave., Suite 150, Fairfax, VA 22031

VSB Docket No. 19-000-114282

Effective January 17, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Sean Hanover’s license to practice law in Virginia. The suspension was based on his January 1, 2019, disbarment from the practice of law in the State of Maryland. Mr. Hanover’s license has been suspended in Virginia on a summary basis since October 26, 2018, following his criminal conviction in Maryland. The board ordered Hanover to appear before the board on February 15, 2019, to show cause why the same discipline that was imposed in the other jurisdiction should not be imposed by the board.

View Hanover Order (PDF posted 1/23/19)

 

January 16, 2019 

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

VSB Docket No. 17-010-107783

Effective December 10, 2018, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand with terms to John Paul Forest II for violating professional rules that govern competence and diligence. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges. 

View Forest Order (PDF posted 1/16/19)

  

 

January 7, 2019

John James Good, Jr., Esq., John J. Good, Jr., P.C., 800 Corporate Dr., Ste. 301, Stafford, VA  22554

VSB Docket No. 19-060-113987

On January 7, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended John James Good, Jr.’s license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the Bar.

View Good Order (PDF posted 1/7/19)

 

January 4, 2019

Jerry Mack Douglas Jr., 505 S Independence Blvd., Suite 110, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

 

VSB Docket No. 19-000-114086

 

Effective January 4, 2019, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Jerry Mack Douglas Jr.’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The suspension was based on his October 19, 2018, guilty plea to a crime in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The board ordered Douglas to appear before the board on January 25, 2019, to show cause why his license should not be further suspended or revoked.

  

View Douglas Order (PDF posted 1/4/19)

 

January 3, 2019

James Daniel Griffith, 1418 Church Hill Place, Reston, VA 20194

VSB Docket Nos.: 18-070-110110, 18-070-110600, 18-070-111058, 18-070-111256, 18-070-111573; Circuit Court Case No. CL2018-15409

Effective January 4, 2019, the Circuit Court for the County of Fairfax revoked James Daniel Griffith’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The three-judge panel found that Griffith violated professional rules governing scope of representation, diligence, communication, candor toward the tribunal, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Griffith Order (PDF posted 1/3/19)

 

 

 

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