BEFORE THE THIRD DISTRICT COMMITTEE, SECTION I,

OF THE VIRGINIA STATE BAR



IN THE MATTER OF

WILLIAM THOMAS FITZHUGH

VSB DOCKET NO. 03-031-1004


DISTRICT COMMITTEE DETERMINATION

(PUBLIC REPRIMAND WITH TERMS)


On November 13, 2002, a show cause hearing was held before a duly convened district committee panel consisting of R. Clint Clary, Esquire, H. Martin Robertson, Esquire, Cheryl Jean Wilson, Esquire, Melvin E. Rosen, Jr., lay member, and Ray P. Lupold III, Esquire, presiding.

The Respondent, William Thomas Fitzhugh, appeared in person pro se. Barbara Ann Williams appeared as counsel for the Virginia State Bar.

The Respondent was required to appear and show cause why the district committee should not issue a Public Reprimand for his apparent failure to comply with the terms imposed in connection with a Private Reprimand with Terms that the district committee issued on February 21, 2002.

Based upon the evidence presented by the Respondent and the bar, and after having heard counsel argue the case, the district committee found that the Respondent had not fulfilled a term requiring him to provide the Virginia State Bar with a written office policy outlining his procedures for accepting incoming clients.

Wherefore, pursuant to Part 6, Section IV, Paragraph 13.H.2.n. of the Rules of the Virginia Supreme Court, the Third District Committee, Section I, of the Virginia State Bar hereby serves upon the Respondent a Public Reprimand, the alternate sanction provided in the Private Reprimand with Terms issued on February 21, 2002.

Pursuant to Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13.B.8.c.(1) of the Rules of the Virginia Supreme Court, the Clerk of the Disciplinary System shall assess costs.


THIRD DISTRICT COMMITTEE, SECTION I,

OF THE VIRGINIA STATE BAR




By _______________________________________

Ray P. Lupold, III, Chair





CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE


I certify that on ____________________, 2002, I mailed by Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested, a true copy of the District Committee Determination (Public Reprimand) to William T. Fitzhugh, Esquire, Respondent, at Beddow, Marley, Trexler, et al., P.O. Box 145,

Chesterfield, Virginia 23832-0145, his last address of record with the Virginia State Bar.



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