VIRGINIA:



BEFORE THE THIRD DISTRICT, SECTION I

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE VIRGINIA STATE BAR



IN THE MATTER OF

DALE ALAN GIPE



VSB Docket Nos. 99-031-3026

02-031-1879

02-031-3666



SUBCOMMITTEE DETERMINATION

(PUBLIC REPRIMAND)



On December 30, 2002, a meeting in this matter was held before a duly convened Subcommittee consisting of Robert Clinton Clary, Jr., Esquire, Patricia B. Clary, Lay Member and Marcus D. Minton, Esquire, presiding.

Pursuant to Part 6, Section IV, Paragraph 13.G.4. of the Rules of the Virginia Supreme Court, the Third District Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar hereby serves upon the Respondent the following Public Reprimand:

I. GENERAL FINDINGS OF FACT

A. VSB Docket No. 99-031-3026

Complainant: Olivia A. Neylan



A. FINDINGS OF FACT



petition on her behalf.



fee of $400, plus $175 for filing fees and $16 for filing a homestead deed, for a total of $591.



B. NATURE OF MISCONDUCT



DR 6-101. Competence and Promptness.

(B) A lawyer shall attend promptly to matters undertaken for a client until completed or until the lawyer has properly and completely withdrawn from representing the client.

(C) A lawyer shall keep a client reasonably informed about matters in which the lawyer's services are being rendered.

(D) A lawyer shall inform his client of facts pertinent to the matter and of communications from another party that may significantly affect settlement or resolution of the matter.









Complainant: Grace Sayer



A. FINDINGS OF FACT



1. Mr. Gipe was the settlement agent for the closing on a home in Virginia that the complainant, Grace Sayer, and her husband sold in order to purchase a home in Florida.



B. NATURE OF MISCONDUCT



RULE 1.3 Diligence



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RULE 5.3 Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistants



With respect to a nonlawyer employed or retained by or associated with a lawyer:



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Complainant: Walter A. Wilson, III



A. FINDINGS OF FACT





B. NATURE OF MISCONDUCT



RULE 1.3 Diligence



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RULE 5.3 Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistants



With respect to a nonlawyer employed or retained by or associated with a lawyer:



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efforts to ensure that the person's conduct is compatible with the professional obligations

of the lawyer; . . .



C. PUBLIC REPRIMAND



Accordingly, it is the decision of the subcommittee to impose a Public Reprimand and the Respondent is hereby so reprimanded.

THIRD DISTRICT SUBCOMMITTEE

OF THE VIRGINIA STATE BAR





By_______________________________

Marcus D. Minton

Subcommittee Chair



CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE



I certify that I have this _____ day of ______________________, 2003, mailed by Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested, a true and correct copy of the Subcommittee Determination (Public Reprimand) to Dale Alan Gipe, the Respondent, at 3610 Marquette Road, Richmond, Virginia 23234.







__________________________________

Barbara Ann Williams

Bar Counsel



PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL



CERTIFIED MAIL

RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED

NO. Z 119 563 770



Dale Alan Gipe, Esquire

3610 Marquette Road

Richmond, Virginia 23234



Re: In the Matters of Dale Alan Gipe

VSB Docket Nos. 99-031-3026, 02-031-1879 and 02-031-3666



Dear Mr. Gipe:



Enclosed herein is a Subcommittee Determination (Public Reprimand) which is being served upon you the Third District Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar.



Please be aware that this disposition will remain a part of your disciplinary record.



Very truly yours,







Marcus D. Minton

Subcommittee Chair



MDM/ge

Enclosure

cc: Barbara Ann Williams, Bar Counsel (w/encl.)

Ray P. Lupold, III, Committee Chair (w/encl.)

David Abrams, Bar Investigator (w/encl.)

Clerk of the Disciplinary System (w/encl.)





PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL







Walter A. Wilson, III, Esquire

581-B South Lake Boulevard

Richmond, Virginia 23236



Re: In the Matter of Dale Alan Gipe

VSB Docket No. 02-031-3666



Dear Mr. Wilson:



Enclosed is a copy of the Subcommittee Determination (Public Reprimand) issued to Dale Alan Gipe by the Third District Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar.

Thank you for your cooperation with the committee in this matter.

Very truly yours,







Marcus D. Minton

Subcommittee Chair



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Enclosure



cc: Barbara Ann Williams, Bar Counsel

Ray P. Lupold, III, Committee Chair

Clerk of the Disciplinary System

PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL







Ms. Olivia A. Neylan

1422 B. Whitesand Drive

Richmond, Virginia 23225



Re: In the Matter of Dale Alan Gipe

VSB Docket No. 99-031-3026



Dear Ms. Neylan:



Enclosed is a copy of the Subcommittee Determination (Public Reprimand) issued to Dale Alan Gipe by the Third District Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar.

Thank you for your cooperation with the committee in this matter.

Very truly yours,







Marcus D. Minton

Subcommittee Chair



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Enclosure



cc: Barbara Ann Williams, Bar Counsel

Ray P. Lupold, III, Committee Chair

Clerk of the Disciplinary System

PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL







Mrs. Grace Sayer

10258 Joanies Run

Leesburg, Florida 34788



Re: In the Matter of Dale Alan Gipe

VSB Docket No. 02-031-1879



Dear Mrs. Sayer:



Enclosed is a copy of the Subcommittee Determination (Public Reprimand) issued to Dale Alan Gipe by the Third District Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar.

Thank you for your cooperation with the committee in this matter.

Very truly yours,







Marcus D. Minton

Subcommittee Chair



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Enclosure



cc: Barbara Ann Williams, Bar Counsel

Ray P. Lupold, III, Committee Chair

Clerk of the Disciplinary System