VIRGINIA:



BEFORE THE THIRD DISTRICT, SECTION ONE COMMITTEE

OF THE VIRGINIA STATE BAR



IN THE MATTER OF

STANLEY WALTER PRESTON

VSB DOCKET NO. 01-031-1245



DISTRICT COMMITTEE DETERMINATION

(DISMISSAL)


On June 19, 2002, a hearing in this matter was held before a duly convened Third District, Section One Committee Panel consisting of Robert C. Clary, Jr. Esquire, Marcus D. Minton, Esquire, Melvin E. Rosen, Lay Member, Suzanne T. Savery, Lay Member and W. Richard Hairfield, Esquire, presiding.

Michael L. Rigsby, Esquire appeared on behalf of the Respondent, Stanley Walter Preston. Assistant Bar Counsel Charlotte P. Hodges appeared on behalf of the Virginia State Bar.

Whereupon, the hearing panel heard opening statements from both parties, and the Bar introduced its evidence through witnesses and exhibits. The Bar then rested its case and the Respondent, Stanley Walter Preston, presented his evidence through witnesses and exhibits. The panel then heard closing statements from both parties and retired to deliberate.

After due deliberation, the panel unanimously concluded that the Bar's evidence failed to support any of the Disciplinary Rules charged by clear and convincing evidence. Accordingly, all charges against the Respondent in this matter are dismissed, so long as Respondent agrees to provide the Virginia State Bar with an affidavit attesting that he will attend 6 hours of a CLE in Civil Procedure. Respondent agreed to provide such affidavit.



THIRD DISTRICT, SECTION ONE COMMITTEE

OF THE VIRGINIA STATE BAR





By

W. Richard Hairfield, Panel Chair





CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE


I certify I have this day of , 2002, mailed by CERTIFIED MAIL, RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED, a true and complete copy of the foregoing District Committee Determination (Dismissal) to Stanley Walter Preston, Esquire, 1004 N. Thompson Street, Richmond, Virginia 23230, his last address of record with the Virginia State Bar, and Michael L. Rigsby, Esquire, Counsel for Respondent, 9030 Stony Point Parkway, Suite 160, Richmond, Virginia 23235.