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Disciplinary Actions Taken by the
Virginia State Bar

January 2000 - June 2000


June 23, 2000

David Eugene Michael, Attorney at Law, 8309 Stationhouse Court, Lorton, VA 22079-1200

VSB Docket No. 99-051-0777

David Eugene Michael appeared before the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board on June 23, 2000. The Board sanctioned Mr. Michael by suspending his license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for thirteen (13) months effective June 23, 2000. The Board found that Mr. Michael had violated DR 1-102(A)(3), 2-108(C) and 6-101(B)(C) and (D).

While administratively suspended from the practice of law, Mr. Michael undertook to represent Olga V. Gonzalez in a divorce. On October 5, 1994, he filed an answer and cross-bill on her behalf. Mr. Michael took no further action in her case and repeatedly failed to respond to notices concerning the case. On April 6, 1998, he was contacted by the Commissioner in Chancery to whom the divorce case had been referred. He had on that day failed to appear at the Commissioner's hearing, which he was then advised was continued to April 15, 1998. He made no effort whatsoever to then contact his client or to protect her interests. On April 15, 1998, he called the Commissioner by telephone and stated he no longer represented Mrs. Gonzalez.

 

June 23, 2000

Karen Marie Asprinio, 22 Mason Street, West Warwick, RI 02893

VSB Docket Nos. 98-051-0940, 98-051-2587, 98-051-2785, 98-051-2957 and 00-051-0871

Karen Marie Asprinio, petitioned the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board to surrender her license to practice law in Virginia with disciplinary charges pending on June 23, 2000, to be effective on June 23, 2000. The board accepted the petition and revoked her license on June 23, 2000. Summaries of the charges will be forwarded to the Virginia Supreme Court.

June 21, 2000

Anne Musulin, 9377 Pecan Tree Court, Mechanicsville, VA 23116

VSB Docket Nos. 99-060-3137 and 00-060-2052

By Order entered June 13, 2000, the Disciplinary Board accepted an Agreed Disposition suspending the respondent for four years for violating DRs 1-102, 6-101, 7-105, 9-102, 9-103 and RPCs 3.4, 8.1 and 8.4. The four year suspension will be followed by a six month probationary period during which time the Virginia State Bar may conduct random audits of the respondent's trust account. The respondent's license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia may be further suspended or revoked if the respondent fails to maintain her trust account records in accordance with the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct.

In the two cases before the Disciplinary Board, it was agreed that the respondent had paid herself fees from client funds deposited in her trust account even though she had done no work on the client's matter, failed to maintain trust account records for more than four years, ignored a court order, failed to cooperate with the bar's investigation, and failed to handle another client matter competently and promptly.

May 31, 2000

Madeleine Marie Reberkenny, 108 North Saint Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

VSB Docket Nos. 94-042-0640, 94-042-2171 and 94-042-2558

On May 26, 2000, pursuant to a Notice to Show Cause and Motion to Impose Thirteen Months Suspension, and upon the respondent's failure to appear and present evidence or argument, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board imposed the alternative sanction of a thirteen month suspension effective May 26, 2000, as called for in the three Orders of October 21, 1997, due to the respondent's failure to comply with several of the terms imposed therein.

 

May 31, 2000

John Edward Callaghan, 521 Forest Road, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

VSB Docket No. 00-000-2338

On May 26, 2000, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the license of John E. Callaghan to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia effective May 26, 2000, by reciprocity as a result of the entry of an Order of the Supreme Court of New Jersey disbarring him from the practice of law in the State of New Jersey.

 

May 31, 2000

Margaret L. McLeod Cain, Suite 203-A, 408 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

VSB Docket No. 98-070-1480

On May 24, 2000, pursuant to an Agreed Disposition, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a Public Reprimand, with Terms, to Margaret L. McLeod Cain, who was found to have violated DR 1-102(A)(4).

The Disciplinary Board found that Ms. Cain had accepted a client's tort claim in October 1994, and thereafter, for a period of nearly two years, she failed to return the client's numerous phone calls and failed to meet with the client when the client stopped by Ms. Cain's office. In July 1996, Ms. Cain advised the client that suit had been filed, and that a court date had been set for August 1996. At the time the client was so advised, no suit had been filed, and no court date had been set. On October 7, 1996, prior to the expiration of the statute of limitations, Ms. Cain filed the suit on behalf of the client.

In addition to the Public Reprimand, the Disciplinary Board ordered Ms. Cain to be evaluated by a counselor and to undergo such treatment and counseling as might be deemed necessary. She was also ordered to implement certain office policies and procedures, to take certain CLE courses in excess of the credit hours otherwise required by the Bar, to write a letter of apology to the client, and to refund sums to the client. The Disciplinary Board also ordered that failure to complete the terms imposed by its order will result in a six month suspension of Ms. Cain's license to practice law in the Commonwealth.

 

May 16, 2000

Sean Patrick McMullen, Apartment 303, 3024 Porter Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008

VSB Docket No. 99-041-1554

On May 5, 2000, pursuant to an Agreed Disposition entered into by Sean Patrick McMullen, Esq., a Fourth District Subcommittee, Section I, of the Virginia State Bar issued a Public Reprimand to Sean Patrick McMullen, Esq., who was found to have violated DR 1-102(A)(3) and (4) and DR 6-101(B) and (C).

The Subcommittee found that between July and December 1, 1998, Mr. McMullen repeatedly assured a corporate client based in Texas that the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) license application that he had filed on the client's behalf was progressing in normal fashion, and was in order, when, in fact, no such application had been tendered to the ABC until November 30, 1998.

The Subcommittee also found that without authority Mr. McMullen signed the name of the client's corporate officer to the ABC license application and notarized the signature that he had signed.

In issuing a public reprimand in this matter, the Subcommittee found a number of mitigating factors recognized by the American Bar Association which justified a reduction in the degree of discipline that might otherwise have been imposed, among which were that Mr. McMullen had no record of prior discipline; that he lacked a selfish motive in taking the actions that he did; that he made a timely good faith effort to rectify the consequences of his misconduct; that he had a good reputation; and that he exhibited remorse for his actions.

 

May 9, 2000

George Burton Cooley, Jr., P.O. Box 910, Hillsville, Virginia 24343-0910

VSB Docket No. 98-101-1531

On April 18, 2000, the Tenth, Section I District Committee held a hearing and found George Burton Cooley, Jr. violated DR 6-101(B) and (C) by failing to promptly file a bankruptcy petition and driving privileges restoration petition for a client and failing to return phone messages from the client. The hearing panel also found violations of DR 9-102(A) and (B), in that Mr. Cooley failed to properly deposit the fee received from a client into his trust account and failed to keep subsidiary ledgers for his client files. The Tenth, Section I District Committee imposed a Public Reprimand with Terms on Mr. Cooley.

The Terms require Mr. Cooley to refund the remainder of the fee paid by the client, to read a book on trust account requirements and rules, to bring his trust account practices in conformity with the Rules of Professional Conduct, to establish and maintain an office reminder system, and to refrain from any activity violative of the Rules of Professional Conduct for three (3) years.

May 3, 2000

Turman Curtis Bobbitt, 2227 Delwood Avenue, Durango, CO 81301

VSB Docket No. 00-000-2167

On April 28, 2000, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board ordered that the license of Turman Curtis Bobbitt to practice law within the Commonwealth of Virginia be suspended for a one year and one day period effective April 28, 2000, pursuant to the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia, Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13(G).

The Disciplinary Board had summarily suspended the law license of Mr. Bobbitt by order dated March 30, 2000, upon Mr. Bobbitt's suspension from the practice of law for a one year and one day period effective June 9, 1999, by the Supreme Court of Colorado. A hearing was set at which time Mr. Bobbitt was required to appear and show cause why the same sanction that was imposed in Colorado should not be imposed by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board.

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May 3, 2000

Sidney S. Kanter, 3 Maplewood Drive, Parsippany, NJ 07054-1420

VSB Docket No. 00-000-2168

On April 28, 2000, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board ordered that the license of Sidney S. Kanter to practice law within the Commonwealth of Virginia be suspended for two (2) years effective April 28, 2000, pursuant to the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia, Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13(G).

The Disciplinary Board had summarily suspended the law license of Mr. Kanter by order dated March 30, 2000, upon Mr. Kanter's suspension from the practice of law in the Supreme Court of New Jersey for a one (1) year period effective June 3, 1999, and for a consecutive period of a one (1) year suspension effective June 3, 2000. A hearing was set at which time Mr. Kanter was required to appear and show cause why the same sanction that was imposed in New Jersey should not be imposed by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board.

 

May 2, 2000

John E. Callaghan, 521 Forest Road, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

VSB Docket No. 00-000-2338

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended the law license of Mr. Callaghan by order dated April 27, 2000. Mr. Callaghan has been disbarred from the practice of law by order issued December 27, 1999, by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. A hearing will be held before the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board on May 26, 2000, to show cause why Mr. Callaghan's license should not be further suspended or revoked. The summary suspension order was entered pursuant to the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia, Part 6, Section IV, Paragraph 13 (G).

 

May 2, 2000

Rickey Gene Young, 943 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112-6405

VSB Docket No. 98-090-2011

Rickey Gene Young received a Public Reprimand from the Ninth District Committee of the Virginia State Bar. He appealed the public reprimand to the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board. The Disciplinary Board dismissed the appeal filed by the respondent on the ground that Mr. Young failed to perfect his appeal. Mr. Young appealed the Disciplinary Board's decision to the Virginia Supreme Court. The Virginia Supreme Court dismissed the appeal on April 20, 2000. The Public Reprimand imposed by the Ninth District Committee of the Virginia State Bar is now final.

 

May 2, 2000

Donald Edward Earls, 936 Park Avenue, P.O. Box 710, Norton, VA 24273

VSB Docket No. 98-102-1533

Donald E. Earls of Norton, Virginia, appeared before the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board on April 28, 2000. The Board found that Mr. Earls had violated the disciplinary rules regarding competence, promptness and communication, among others, in connection with a personal injury case. Mr. Earls' prior disciplinary record included the following: two private reprimands (1978 and 1997); four public reprimands (1978, 1997, and 1999); and a two year suspension (1986). Because of his handling of the case and extensive prior disciplinary record, the Board voted to revoke his license effective May 12, 2000.

*On March 2, 2001, the Virginia Supreme Court affirmed the Disciplinary Board's order revoking Mr. Earls' license to practice law in the Commonwealth.

 

May 2, 2000

Cliff Allison, C. Kent Allison, P.C., Suite 135, 770 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

VSB Docket No. 00-021-2644

Cliff Allison, aka C. Kent Allison, aka Clifford Kent Allison, petitioned the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board to surrender his license to practice law in Virginia with disciplinary charges pending on May 1, 2000. The board accepted the petition and revoked his license on May 1, 2000. Summaries of the charges will be forwarded to the Virginia Supreme Court.

A receiver has been appointed to receive all funds and property belonging to or subject to
Mr. Allison's control.

 

April 20, 2000*

Joseph Dee Morrissey, Morrissey & Hershner, P.L.C., Seven South Adams Street, Richmond, VA 23220-5601

Chancery No. HK-1655

On December 29, 1999, a three judge panel of the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond ruled that attorney Joseph Dee Morrissey's license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia shall be suspended for three years for ethical misconduct. The court found that Mr. Morrissey's criminal contempt of court on two different occasions violated Disciplinary Rule 1-102(A)(3), which prohibits a lawyer from committing a crime or other deliberately wrongful act that reflects adversely on the lawyer's fitness to practice to law. The court also found that Mr. Morrissey had violated Disciplinary Rule 7-105(A) by disregarding a standing rule of a tribunal. Mr. Morrissey's three-year suspension shall become effective upon entry of an order by the court.

*On March 27, 2000, the Supreme Court of Virginia granted Mr. Morrissey's petition to stay the three-year suspension ordered by the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond pending his appeal to the court.

 

April 10, 2000

Richard Scott Yarow, 6314 Lamplight Court, Suffolk, VA 23435

VSB Docket No. 99-010-1893

On March 10, 2000, the First District Committee issued a Public Reprimand to attorney Richard Scott Yarow pursuant to an Agreed Disposition.

On July 17, 1998, Mr. Yarow filed an Application for Placement on the Court Appointed List of the Circuit Court of the City of Norfolk, falsely certifying that his principal office was located in the City of Norfolk, Virginia when it was located in the City of Hampton, Virginia. Mr. Yarow explained that he did not expect to receive court appointments from Norfolk until the following year during a time when he expected that his principal office would be in Norfolk. His application and cover letter, however, made no mention of this. Nevertheless, he agreed to substitute for one day in the fall of 1998 and received cases on that day. According to the Supervising Judge of the court-appointed counsel program, Mr. Yarow's representation that his principal office was in Norfolk was crucial in entertaining his application for placement on the court-appointed list. Otherwise, according to the judge, Mr. Yarow would have been ineligible.

Mr. Yarow stipulated that he violated DR 1-102(A)(3), by committing a crime or other deliberately wrongful act that reflects adversely on his fitness to practice law, and DR 1-102(A)(4), by engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation which reflects adversely on his fitness to practice law.

April 3, 2000

William B. Talty, Post Office Box 327, Hanover, Virginia 23069

VSB Docket Nos. 98-033-1788 and 98-033-1870

On March 14, 2000, the Third District Committee, Section III, held a show cause hearing to determine whether William B. Talty had failed to comply with Terms issued in connection with two Private Reprimands imposed in the above-styled matters. Mr. Talty failed to appear for the show cause hearing.

The committee previously accepted an Agreed Disposition, which stipulated that Mr. Talty had neglected his duties as administrator of an estate and as counsel for a claimant in a worker's compensation dispute. The committee imposed a Private Reprimand with Terms in each matter. The Terms required Mr. Talty, on or before December 31, 1999, to obtain an assessment from Lawyers Helping Lawyers and, if appropriate, to enter into a monitoring contract with Lawyers Helping Lawyers.

After hearing evidence at the show cause hearing on March 14, 2000, the committee determined that Mr. Talty had breached a monitoring contract with Lawyers Helping Lawyers and thereby failed to comply with the Terms of both Private Reprimands. Accordingly, the committee entered the alternate disposition of a Public Reprimand in both cases.

March 30, 2000

Andrea Kimberly Amy-Pressey, 2907 Robert Hunt North, Williamsburg, VA 23185-8335

VSB Docket No. 99-060-1749

On August 16, 1999, the Sixth District Committee held an evidentiary hearing and found that Andrea Kimberly Amy-Pressey had acted as a settlement agent in a real estate closing in which she made an error on the settlement statement, causing the sellers to receive an overpayment of $500. The Committee also found that Ms. Amy-Pressey failed to pay the purchaser funds that she (the purchaser) was entitled to receive and the settlement statement failed to contain an entry with respect to a real estate tax proration. The Sixth District Committee found that Ms. Amy-Pressey had violated DR's 6-101(A) and (B) and imposed a Private Reprimand with Terms.

On March 7, 2000 at a Show Cause hearing, the Sixth District Committee found that Ms. Amy-Pressey had failed to comply with the first term set forth in the Private Reprimand with Terms and imposed the alternate disposition of a Public Reprimand.

 

March 29, 2000

Harold Wilmer Dingman, 8527 Syntex Lane, Ooltewah, TN 37363

VSB Docket No. 98-080-0437

Harold Wilmer Dingman, petitioned the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board to surrender his license to practice law in Virginia with disciplinary charges pending on January 27, 2000, to be effective on March 24, 2000. The board accepted the petition and revoked his license on March 24, 2000. Summaries of the charges will be forwarded to the Virginia Supreme Court.

March 29, 2000

Lawrence Raymond Morton, 12720 Directors Loop, Woodbridge, VA 22192

VSB Docket No. 98-053-1692

On January 18, 2000, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board accepted an agreed disposition imposing a Public Reprimand with Terms. The Board found that Mr. Morton violated DR 6-101(B)(C) and (D) when he failed to file a criminal appeal in a timely manner after being granted an extension of time in which to file the appeal, failed to inform his client of the dismissal of the appeal and the grounds for the dismissal, and failed to respond to his client's request for a copy of the client's trial transcript. Mr. Morton must complete six (6) hours of continuing legal education in the areas of law office management and ethics in addition to the hours necessary to maintain his license to practice law in the Commonwealth. If Mr. Morton fails to complete the terms imposed, the alternative disposition is a ninety day suspension of his license to practice law.

 

March 29, 2000

Richard William Yancey, Apartment 616, 2400 South Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22206

VSB Docket No. 00-033-0010

Richard William Yancey petitioned the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board to surrender his license to practice law in Virginia with disciplinary charges pending on March 24, 2000. The board accepted the petition and revoked his license on March 24, 2000. Summaries of the charges will be forwarded to the Virginia Supreme Court.

 

March 15, 2000 (revised March 29, 2000)

James Bryan Pattison, 727 North 6th Street, Sterling, KS 67579

VSB Docket No. 99-041-1377

On March 6, 2000, pursuant to an Agreed Disposition entered into by attorney James Bryan Pattison, a Fourth District Subcommittee, Section I, of the Virginia State Bar issued a Public Reprimand to James Bryan Pattison, who was found to have violated DR 1-102(A)(4) and DR 7-102(A)(3) and (7).

The Subcommittee found that in defending a client in the Arlington County, Virginia, General District Court, Mr. Pattison attempted to exploit a misnomer in a criminal warrant by bringing to the front of the courtroom and to counsel table the man named in the warrant, who was the brother of the man who was actually served with the warrant. Mr. Pattison's client, the man served with the warrant, did not come forward, having been instructed by Mr. Pattison to remain in the back of the courtroom. Mr. Pattison, without informing the Court that he was attempting to exploit a misnomer in the warrant, stated only: "my client pleads 'not guilty'."

The victim of the offense in question was called to testify, and when asked to identify the perpetrator, identified the man who had been served with the warrant, who was still sitting in the rear of the courtroom. The Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney moved to dismiss the charge, believing that the victim had misidentified the offender. The Court dismissed the case. The Commonwealth Attorney's Office thereafter procured a new warrant.

After determining that Mr. Pattison may have perpetrated a fraud on the Court, the General District Court issued a Rule to Show Cause against Mr. Pattison. On October 28, 1998, the Court found Mr. Pattison in contempt of court, and imposed a sentence of ten days in jail with nine days suspended on condition that Mr. Pattison perform one hundred hours of pro bono legal work.

 

March 15, 2000

Charles Jefferson McCall, 13709 Harbourwood Road, Midlothian, VA 23112

VSB Docket Nos. 97-033-1757 and 97-033-1987

On January 24, 2000, the Disciplinary Board of the Virginia State Bar accepted an Agreed Disposition imposing Public Reprimands with Terms in each of the above styled matters for trust account record keeping violations associated with Mr. McCall's handling of client trust funds. The terms, among other things, require Mr. McCall to close out all matters in which he presently serves as a guardian or conservator and is required to report to a Commissioner of Accounts, not to undertake any new such matters, and to have a Virginia certified public accountant examine and certify that his trust account records comply with the Rules of Professional Conduct. The alternate sanction is a suspension of one year and one day.

 

February 22, 2000

Everett Michael Myers, Suite 112, 3249 Tyre Neck Road, Portsmouth, Virginia 23703

VSB Docket No. 98-010-1787

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Everett Michael Myers' license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for two (2) years effective February 18, 2000. The Disciplinary Board found that beginning in the fall of 1997, Everett Michael Myers engaged in a prolonged sexual relationship with a client, whom he also employed in his law office after the establishment of an attorney-client relationship. He also engaged in inappropriate conduct of a sexual nature with another client, and engaged in acts of sexual harassment of a third woman, who was also employed in his law office. Respondent also failed to maintain any trust accounts in accordance with the mandatory record keeping requirements pertaining thereto, albeit without any financial loss to any client.

 

February 22, 2000

Lloyd D. Rials, 801 Spring Beach Way, Cary, IL 60013-3059

VSB Docket No. 99-000-1972

On Friday, February 18, 2000, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board considered Lloyd Rials' Petition for Reinstatement of his law license. Based upon the evidence that was presented, the Board's recommendation to the Virginia Supreme Court will be that Mr. Rials' law license not be restored. The basis of the Board's decision was that Mr. Rials had failed to prove by clear and convincing evidence that he had the requisite fitness to practice law in Virginia.

 

February 22, 2000

Woodson T. Drumheller, P. O. Box 713, Richmond, VA 23218-0713

VSB Docket No. 98-033-1399

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Woodson T. Drumheller's license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for two (2) years effective February 17, 2000. Woodson T. Drumheller was engaged to represent Albert Leon Jones in a matter involving a stabbing at the Richmond City Jail on September 13, 1988. Mr. Drumheller filed suit on September 13, 1990, on behalf of Mr. Jones but did not diligently investigate or prosecute Mr. Jones' claims for almost ten years, despite repeated requests from Mr. Jones.

 

January 28, 2000*

William McMillan Powers, 3209 Granada Road, Portsmouth, VA 23703

VSB Docket No. 98-000-1641

This matter came before the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board on a petition for reinstatement. After hearing evidence presented on behalf of the petitioner and the Bar, and consideration of all exhibits made part of the record, the panel finds unanimously that the petitioner has failed to prove by clear and convincing evidence that his license should be reinstated. Therefore, the panel recommends against reinstatement.

*On January 24, 2000, the Virginia Supreme Court denied Mr. Powers' petition for reinstatement.

 

January 11, 2000*

Kenneth Xavier Warren, Legal Aid Bureau, Inc., 500 East Lexington Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

VSB Docket No. 00-000-1529

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended the law license of Mr. Warren by order dated January 7, 2000. Mr. Warren has been disbarred from the practice of law in the State of Maryland, by Order entered by the Court of Appeals of Maryland, on August 13, 1999. A hearing has been set in which Mr. Warren will be required to appear and show cause why the same sanction that was imposed in Maryland should not be imposed by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board. The summary suspension order was entered pursuant to the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia, Part 6, Section IV, Paragraph 13 (G).

*Kenneth Xavier Warren petitioned the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board to surrender his license to practice law in Virginia with disciplinary charges pending on January 20, 2000. The board accepted the petition and revoked his license on January 20, 2000.

 

January 11, 2000*

Fugate, II, Charles Daugherty, Highway 58 at State Route 892, Jonesville, Virginia 24263

VSB Docket No. 00-000-1475

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended the law license of Mr. Fugate by order dated January 7, 2000. Mr. Fugate pled guilty and was convicted of 2 counts of mail fraud, in violation of 18 U.S. Code Sections 1341 & 1346, in United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia (Abingdon Division), Case No. 99-CR-10078-3. A hearing has been set in which Mr. Fugate will be required to appear and show cause why his license should not be further suspended or revoked by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board. The summary suspension order was entered pursuant to the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia, Part 6, Section IV, Paragraph 13 (E).

*On January 24, 2000, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board granted a continuance until August 25, 2000. Mr. Fugate's license remains suspended until further order of the board.

 

January 6, 2000*

Drew Virgil Tidwell, 156 Colony Court, Amherst, N.Y. 14226-3509

VSB Docket No. 00-000-1453

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended the law license of Mr. Tidwell by order dated December 29, 1999. Mr. Tidwell has been disbarred from the practice of law in New York, by Order entered by the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department, on September 17, 1999. A hearing has been set in which Mr. Tidwell will be required to appear and show cause why the same sanction that was imposed in New York should not be imposed by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board. The summary suspension order was entered pursuant to the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia, Part 6, Section IV, Paragraph 13 (G).

*On January 20, 2000, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board granted a continuance until August 25, 2000. Mr. Tidwell's license remains suspended until further order of the board.

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