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Disciplinary System Actions

January 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 April 26, 2017

 

 

April 26, 2017

Warren Wilson McLain, 10615 Judicial Dr., Suite 302, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

VSB Docket Nos. 16-051-106049, 17-051-106754

On April 24, 2017, the Virginia State Bar revoked Warren Wilson McLain’s license to practice law based on his affidavit consenting to the revocation. In consenting to the revocation, McLain acknowledged that the allegations against him are true and that he could not successfully defend against them.

 

April 25, 2017

H. Glenn Goodpasture, 1 River Downs Drive, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407

VSB Docket No. 17-060-108217

On April 18, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Sixth District Subcommittee issued a public admonition to H. Glenn Goodpasture for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping property and responsibilities regarding nonlawyer assistants. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

 

April 12, 2017     *

Shelly Renee Collette, Collette Law, LLC, PO Box 2111, Winchester, Virginia 22604

VSB Docket No. 17-070-106940

On April 12, 2017, The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Shelly Renee Collette’s license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the Bar.

*On April 21, 2017, Ms. Collette complied with the subpoena duces tecum and the suspension was lifted.

 

April 6, 2017

David Michael McCormick, Lightfoot, Virginia, 23090

VSB Docket Nos.15-022-102544, 16-022-103337, 16-022-104918, 16-022-105038, 16-022-106220

On April 6, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Second District Committee issued a public reprimand with terms to David Michael McCormick for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, declining or terminating representation, and procedures for notification of clients when a lawyer leaves a law firm or when a law firm dissolves. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View McCormick Order     (PDF Posted 4/26/17)

 

April 4, 2017

Patrick Richard Blasz, Law Offices of Patrick R. Blasz, 10224 Tamarck Drive, Vienna, VA 22182

VSB Docket Nos. 16-052-105221, 16-052-105641

On April 3, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Fifth District – Section II Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Patrick Richard Blasz for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, fees, and declining or terminating representation. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Blasz Order     (PDF Posted 4/26/17)

 

March 28, 2017

Vinceretta Taylor Chiles, PO Box 8089, Richmond, Virginia 23223-0089

VSB Docket Nos. 16-033-097624, 16-033-104323

Effective April 1, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Vinceretta Taylor Chiles’s license to practice law for two years for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, fairness to opposing party and counsel, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct.

 

March 28, 2017

Neil Kuchinsky, Neil Kuchinsky, Attorney at Law, P.C., 200 Lakeview Avenue, Suite B, Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834-0125

VSB Docket No. 16-033-105536

Effective May 1, 2017, a three-judge panel of the Circuit Court for the County of Chesterfield suspended Neil Kuchinsky’s license to practice law for five years for violating professional rules that govern conflict of interest: general rule, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Kuchinsky Order     (PDF Posted 4/26/17)

 

March 27, 2017

Antonio Pierre Jackson, P.O. Box 849, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943-0849

VSB Docket No. 17-000-107834

On March 24, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Antonio Pierre Jackson’s license to practice law for violating terms of an earlier interim suspension issued August 29, 2016.

 

March 24, 2017     *

Daniel Robert Goodwin, The Goodwin Law Firm, PLLC, 386 Maple Ave East Ste 201

Vienna, VA 22180

VSB Docket No. 17-000-108658

Effective March 15, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Daniel R. Goodwin’s license to practice law based on his conviction of a felony in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Goodwin was ordered to appear before the board at a later date to show cause why his license should not be further suspended or revoked.

*On March 22, 2017, the case was continued generally by the Disciplinary Board.

 

March 23, 2017

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

VSB Docket No. 16-022-104335, 16-022-104602

On March 17, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Cheryl D. Footman-Banks’s license to practice law based on her affidavit consenting to the revocation. In consenting to the revocation, Footman-Banks acknowledged that the allegations against her are true and that she could not successfully defend against them.

View Footman-Banks Order     (PDF Posted 4/26/17)

 

March 21, 2017

Kimberly Lisa Marshall, PO Box 921, Poolesville, MD  20837

VSB Docket No. 16-000-105835

Effective March 20, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Kimberly Lisa Marshall’s  license to practice law on impairment grounds.

View Marshall Order     (PDF Posted 4/26/17)

 

March 15, 2017

Steven Marcus Miyares, 1724 Jermyn Ln, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1174

VSB Docket No. 16-021-105642

On March 14, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Second District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Steven Marcus Miyares for violating professional rules that govern communication. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Miyares Order     (PDF Posted 4/26/17)

 

March 8, 2017

John Brendon Gately, 2332 Croix Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

VSB Docket No. 16-022-105511

On March 7, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Second District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to John Brendon Gately for violating professional rules that govern communication and safekeeping property. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

Gately Order     (PDF Posted 3/13/17)

 

March 3, 2017     *

Scott Alan Flanders, Suite 101, 380 Maple Avenue West, Vienna, Virginia 22180

VSB Docket No. 17-000-108418

Effective March 3, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Scott Alan Flanders’s license to practice law based on his guilty plea to a felony in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division. He was ordered to appear before the board on March 24, 2017, to show cause why his license should not be further suspended or revoked.

*On March 24, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Scott Alan Flanders’s license to practice law for two years based on his guilty plea to a felony in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division. His license had been summarily suspended on March 3, 2017.

View Flanders Order     (PDF Posted 4/26/17)

 

March 2, 2017

Bryan James Waldron, 11312 Lapham Dr, Oakton, VA 22124

VSB Docket No. 16-021-105791

On February 28, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Second District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Bryan James Waldron for violating professional rules that govern competence, meritorious claims and contentions, and fairness to opposing party and counsel. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Waldron Order      (PDF Posted 3/13/17)

  

February 28, 2017

Dominick Anthony Pilli, Law Offices of Dominick A. Pilli, P.C., 4103 Chain Bridge Rd., Suite 302, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

VSB Docket Nos. 16-051-104493, 16-051-105786

Effective February 28, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Dominick Anthony Pilli’s license to practice law for one year and one day for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, truthfulness in statements to others, candor toward the tribunal, bar admission and disciplinary matters, and misconduct.

View Pilli Order     (PDF Posted 3/13/17)

 

February 22, 2017

Vincent Mark Amberly, Amberly Law, 129 Harrison Street, NE, Leesburg, VA 20176

VSB Docket No. 16-053-105949

On February 21, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Fifth District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Vincent Mark Amberly for violating professional rules that govern fairness to opposing party and counsel. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Amberly Order     (PDF Posted 2/24/17)

 

February 21, 2017

John Fredrick McGarvey, 10132 W. Broad St., Glen Allen, VA 23060

VSB Docket No. 17-000-108093

Effective February 17, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended John Fredrick McGarvey’s license to practice law on impairment grounds.

View McGarvey Order     (PDF Posted 2/24/17)

 

February 16, 2017     *

Shelly Renee Collette, Collette Law, LLC, PO Box 2111, Winchester, VA 22604

VSB Docket No. 16-070-106417

On February 14, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Shelly Renee Collette’s license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the bar.

*On February 24, 2017, Ms. Collette complied with the subpoena duces tecum and the suspension was lifted.

 

February 2, 2017

Beverly Anne English, Beverly A English, PC, 716 Bob White Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

VSB Docket Nos. 17-022-106951, 17-022-107014, 17-022-107134, 17-022-107295

On February 1, 2017, the Virginia State Bar revoked Beverly Anne English’s license to practice law based on her affidavit consenting to the revocation. In consenting to the revocation, English acknowledged that the allegations against her are true and that she could not successfully defend against them.

View English Order     (PDF Posted 2/23/17)

 

January 31, 2017

Scott Browning Gilly, Apartment 39-D, 160 West 66th Street, New York, New York 10023

VSB Docket No. 17-000-107755

Effective January 3, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Scott Browning Gilly’s license to practice law for one year based on his one-year suspension by the Committee on Grievances of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. This was an agreed disposition.

View Gilly Order     (PDF Posted 2/23/17)

 

January 18, 2017

Sharon Styles-Anderson, 700 Southern Avenue S.E., Washington, DC 20032

VSB Docket No. 16-052-104305

On January 17, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Sharon Styles-Anderson’s privilege to practice law in Virginia or to be admitted to  the practice of law in Virginia for fifteen months for violating professional rules that govern diligence, safekeeping property, declining or terminating representation, unauthorized practice of law; multijurisdictional practice of law, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Styles-Anderson Order     (PDF Posted 2/23/17)

 

January 11, 2017

Joseph Francis Grove, Joseph F. Grove, PC, 9097 Atlee Station Road, Suite 116, Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116

VSB Docket No. 15-033-102813

On December 16, 2016, a three-judge panel of the Circuit Court for the County of Hanover issued a public admonition to Joseph Francis Grove for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, and declining or terminating representation. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Grove Order     (PDF Posted 1/30/17)

 

January 11, 2016

Andrew Ira Becker, Law Office of Andrew Becker, P.C., One Columbus Circle, Suite 600, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462-6760

VSB Docket No. 16-051-103958

Effective January 11, 2017, a three-judge panel of the Circuit Court for the City of Virginia Beach suspended Andrew Ira Becker’s license to practice law for four years for violating professional rules that govern competence, diligence, fairness to opposing party and counsel, impartiality and decorum of the tribunal, truthfulness in statements to others, respect for rights of third persons, responsibilities regarding nonlawyer assistants, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Becker Order     (PDF Posted 1/30/17)

 

January 5, 2017

Jonathan David Esten, 9300 Grant Avenue, Suite 203, Manassas, VA  20110

VSB Docket Nos. 16-053-105611, 16-053-106296, 17-053-106333

On January 4, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Fifth District – Section III Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Jonathan David Esten for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, and declining or terminating representation. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

View Esten Order     (PDF Posted 1/30/17)

 

 

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