VIRGINIA:



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE CITY OF HAMPTON





VIRGINIA STATE BAR EX REL
FIRST DISTRICT COMMITTEE,


Complainant,

v. Chancery No. CL 02-292

JOHN E. ROBINS, JR.,


Respondent.





ORDER OF PUBLIC REPRIMAND WITH TERMS



This matter came to be heard by a duly-convened, Three-Judge Court, appointed pursuant to Section 54.1-3935, Code of Virginia, as amended. The Court considered an Agreed Disposition between the Virginia State Bar, the Respondent, John E. Robins, Jr., and the Respondent's counsel, James R. Wrenn, Jr., Esquire.

Upon due deliberation, it is the decision of this Court to accept the Agreed Disposition. The Stipulations of Fact, Disciplinary Rule Violations, and Disposition agreed to by the Virginia State Bar, the Respondent and his counsel are attached hereto and incorporated herein.

Accordingly, the Respondent, John E. Robins, Jr., is hereby Reprimanded, subject to the following terms and conditions:

The Respondent, John E. Robins, Jr., is placed on probation for a period of two (2) years, said period to begin on the date that this Honorable Court enters this Order. Mr. Robins will engage in no professional misconduct as defined by the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct during such two-year probationary period. Any final determination of misconduct determined by

any District Committee of the Virginia State Bar, the Disciplinary Board, or a three-judge court to have occurred during such period will be deemed a violation of the terms and conditions of this disposition and will result in the imposition of a one-year suspension of his license to practice law as an alternate sanction. The alternate sanction will not be imposed while Mr. Robins is appealing any adverse decision which might result in a probation violation.

The imposition of the alternate sanction will not require a hearing before the three-judge court on the underlying charges of misconduct in the attached stipulation if the Virginia State Bar discovers that the Respondent has violated any of the foregoing terms and conditions. Instead, the Virginia State Bar shall issue and serve upon the Respondent a Notice of Hearing to Show Cause why the alternate sanction should not be imposed. The sole factual issue will be whether the Respondent has violated the terms of this disposition without legal justification or excuse. The imposition of the alternate sanction shall be in addition to any other sanctions imposed for misconduct during the probationary period.

Pursuant to Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13(K)(10) of the Rules of the Supreme Court,

the Clerk of the Disciplinary System shall assess costs.

A copy teste of this order shall be served upon the Respondent, John E. Robins, Jr., by certified mail, return receipt requested, at 111 Allegheny Road, Hampton, Virginia 23661-3406, his address of record with the Virginia State Bar; and by regular mail to his counsel, James R. Wrenn, Jr., at 14210 Michaux View Way, Midlothian, Virginia 23113; and to Edward L. Davis, Assistant Bar Counsel, at the Virginia State Bar, Eighth and Main Building, Suite 1500, 707 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.







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Joseph A. Canada, Jr., Chief Judge

Three-Judge Court





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Norman Olitsky, Judge Leonard B. Sachs, Judge



 

I ASK FOR THIS:



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Edward L. Davis, Esquire

Counsel for Complainant







SEEN AND AGREED:



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John E. Robins, Jr., Esquire James R. Wrenn, Jr., Esquire

Respondent Counsel for the Respondent