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Disciplinary Actions Taken by the
Virginia State Bar

July 2001–December 2001

December 21, 2001

William Elliott Moorman, III, P. O. Box 57, Gloucester, VA 23061

VSB Docket No. 01-061-0641


On December 20, 2001, the Virginia State Bar imposed an 18 month suspension on William Elliott Moorman, III. A complaint was lodged against Mr. Moorman following an appearance in court on behalf of a client, wherein Mr. Moorman's impaired handling of the case and demeanor indicated he was intoxicated. In addition to his appearance in court after he had been drinking, the complainants noted there were at least two legal matters involving Mr. Moorman which had arisen as a result of his drinking.

The Disciplinary Board accepted an agreed disposition settling the matter on December 20, 2001. In addition to the 18 month suspension, Mr. Moorman agreed to several other terms, including three years of monitoring by the Virginia State Bar following the end of his suspension, and a letter of apology to Judge R. Bruce Long.

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December 21, 2001

George Albert Bates, P.O. Box 562, Keswick, VA 22947

VSB Docket No. 98-070-2706


On December 15, 2001, pursuant to an agreed disposition, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended George Albert Bates's license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for ninety (90) days. Mr. Bates held himself out to be an attorney-at-law to opposing counsel while he was administratively suspended.

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December 19, 2001

Franklin Peter Slavin, Jr., 525 West Main Street, Wytheville, Virginia 24382-2208

VSB Docket No. 01-101-1358

On December 18, 2001, Tenth District Subcommittee, Section I, issued a Public Reprimand to attorney Franklin Peter Slavin, Jr. The subcommittee found that Mr. Slavin had a conflict of interest in representing a client against a neighbor while at the same time representing the neighbor in an unrelated matter. The Public Reprimand was imposed pursuant to an agreed disposition.

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December 19, 2001

Michael Denis Kmetz, Jones, Kmetz & Malone, P.C., 1218 SunTrust Center, 500 East Main Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

VSB Docket Nos. 00-021-1276, 00-021-1782 and 00-021-1013

On December 14, 2001, the Disciplinary Board of the Virginia State Bar issued an admonition to attorney Michael Denis Kmetz.

The board found that Mr. Kmetz failed to respond to his client's inquiries from June 16, 1999 to October 27, 1999, regarding a federal appeal. The client contacted Mr. Kmetz's office on six different occasions to request information about the appeal, but Mr. Kmetz did not reply and thus failed to keep his client reasonably informed about his case. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board found that the alleged violations in VSB Docket Nos. 00-021-1782 and 00-021-1013 were not proven by clear and convincing evidence.

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December 18, 2001

Stephen Gary Merrill, Ghent Law Offices, 2019 Llewellyn Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23517-2234

VSB Docket No. 97-022-3110

On November 15, 2001, the Supreme Court of Virginia dismissed an appeal by Stephen Gary Merrill of a private reprimand imposed by the Second District Committee, Section II. The district committee found Mr. Merrill filed a suit and took other actions in a bankruptcy matter when it was obvious such actions would serve merely to harass or maliciously injure another. Mr. Merrill appealed that finding to the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board, which affirmed the district committee.

 

December 18, 2001*

Robert A. Blount, 23 Cherbourg Drive, Newport News, Virginia 23606

VSB Docket No. 01-000-1208

On December 14, 2001, after a full evidentiary hearing, the Disciplinary Board recommended that the Supreme Court of Virginia deny Robert A. Blount's petition to reinstate his license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

*The Virginia Supreme Court denied the motion for reinstatement effective April 4, 2002.

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December 12, 2001

William Madison McClenny, P.O. Box 1660, Louisa, VA 23093-1660

VSB Docket No. 01-070-0403

On December 5, 2001, the Virginia State Bar Seventh District Subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to William Madison McClenny for failing to competently represent his client in the appeal of a criminal conviction. Mr. McClenny noted his client's appeal but did not file the transcript of the trial within the time prescribed by the Rules of the Virginia Supreme Court. He also did not respond to an order from the court of appeals to show cause why the appeal should not be dismissed. As a result, the appeal was dismissed.

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December 7, 2001

Kenneth Harrison Fails, II, Suite 920, 1850 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

VSB Docket No. 01-042-1310

On December 3, 2001, pursuant to an agreed disposition, a subcommittee of the Fourth District-Section II Committee of the Virginia State Bar imposed a public reprimand upon Kenneth Harrison Fails, II. The subcommittee found that Mr. Fails did not competently represent his client in enforcing a settlement between the client and a home improvement contractor. The subcommittee determined that Mr. Fails was not diligent in handling the matter, intentionally failed to carry out his contract of employment with the client, and failed to keep his client reasonably informed about the status of the case.

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December 7, 2001

Joseph Rocco Caprio, Box G, West Point, Virginia 23181-1015

VSB Docket No. 01-062-0289

On November 28, 2001, a subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar Sixth District Committee issued a public reprimand with terms to Joseph Rocco Caprio. The action was pursuant to an agreed disposition. The subcommittee found that Mr. Caprio did not competently represent his client in a worker's compensation matter. He withdrew his client's claim for benefits and did not re-file it within the two year statute of limitations. As a result, the client lost his benefits.

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November 30, 2001*

Henry Thompson Tucker, Jr., 120 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21202-1643

VSB Docket #02-000-0608

On November 29, 2001, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Henry Thompson Tucker, Jr.'s license to practice law. The board's action was based on Mr. Tucker's November 9, 2001, convictions in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division for aiding and abetting wire fraud and aiding and abetting money laundering. The convictions resulted from facts involving a loss of $273,682.45 by Southern Retailers, Inc.

*On December 14, 2001, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the license of Henry Thompson Tucker, Jr. to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia upon a rule to show cause. On November 30, 2001, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued the rule and summarily suspended Mr. Tucker's license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia based upon his November 9, 2001, convictions in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division for aiding and abetting wire fraud and aiding and abetting money laundering. The convictions resulted from facts involving a loss of $273,682.45 by Southern Retailers, Inc.

 

November 30, 2001

Joel Steinberg, 2121 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 603, Alexandria, VA 22314

Virginia State Bar Docket Numbers 00-051-2095, 00-051-2114, 00-051-2744, 00-051-3305, 01-051-0755, 01-051-1004, 01-051-2002, 01-051-2461, 01-051-2700, 02-051-1110, 02-051-1276, 02-051-1398, 02-051-1412

Joel Steinberg petitioned the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board to surrender his license to practice law in Virginia. The Board accepted the petition and revoked his license to practice law on November 30, 2001. At the time Mr. Steinberg surrendered his license to practice law, a receiver had been appointed to take over his law practice and he had been indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of embezzlement from a bankrupt estate, one count of bankruptcy fraud, and one count of wire fraud. There were also a number of bar complaints against Mr. Steinberg, alleging, among other things, that Mr. Steinberg had taken client trust funds which did not belong to him, failed to pay over funds in a timely manner as ordered by a bankruptcy court, failed to keep proper records of client funds as required by the Virginia Code of Professional Responsibility and the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct, and neglected client matters.

November 30, 2001

James W. Fourqurean, 4103 Chain Bridge Rd., Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22030

Virginia State Bar Docket Number 02-052-0660

James W. Fourqurean petitioned the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board to surrender his license to practice law in Virginia. The Board accepted the petition and revoked his license on November 30, 2001. At the time he surrendered his license to practice law, a bar complaint had been filed against Mr. Fourqurean and the matter was being investigated.

 

November 27, 2001

Alan Gordon Warner, 2175 Hauhikoa Road, Haiku, Hawaii 96708-5871

VSB Docket No. 02-033-0093

On November 17, 2001, the Third District Committee, Section III, imposed a public reprimand with terms on Alan Gordon Warner. The action was pursuant to an agreed disposition. Mr. Warner is an associate member of the Virginia State Bar, as well as a member of the Kansas State Bar and the Hawaii State Bar. The Supreme Court of Kansas censured Mr. Warner for representing that he would reimburse a witness's travel expenses and then refusing to do so, and ordered him to reimburse the witness. The Supreme Court of Hawaii took reciprocal action, and the Third District Committee followed suit by publically reprimanding Mr. Warner and requiring him to certify in writing that he has reimbursed the witness's travel expenses.

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November 20, 2001

Richard Howard Laibstain, Suite A, 10981 Richardson Road, Ashland, VA 23005

VSB Docket No. 01-061-0890

On November 14, 2001, the Virginia State Bar revoked Richard Howard Laibstain's license to practice law for misappropriating client funds from his firm's trust account. Mr. Laibstain admitted that he stole more than $60,000 from the account between November 1998 and October 2000, and destroyed account records. Once the shortage was discovered, he borrowed $60,000 from a client and deposited it in the account. He indicated that he took the money for personal and family needs with the intention of replacing it.

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November 19, 2001*

Bridgette Miriam Harris, Suite 303, 7603 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20012

VSB Docket No. 02-111-1316

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Bridgette Miriam Harris's license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia effective November 15, 2001. On June 3, 1999, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at Alexandria, entered an order permanently barring Ms. Harris, also known as Bridgette M. Harris-Smith, from practicing before that court.

Ms. Harris was ordered to appear before the Disciplinary Board on December 14, 2001, to show cause why her license to practice law within the Commonwealth of Virginia should not be further suspended or revoked.

*The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Bridgette Miriam Harris's license to practice law in Virginia effective December 14, 2001.

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November 16, 2001*

Edward Delk, 2727 Holly Point Boulevard, Chesapeake, Virginia 23325

VSB Docket No. 01-000-0920

On November 16, 2001, a panel of the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board voted unanimously to recommend denial of Edward Delk's petition for reinstatement of his license to practice law. Mr. Delk surrendered his law license 1989 for failing to safeguard client funds in his trust account and improper trust account recordkeeping. He previously received a three year suspension from the board for similar conduct and was appealing that suspension when the new improprieties came to light and resulted in a federal felony criminal conviction. The Supreme Court of Virginia will review the matter and make the final determination regarding Mr. Delk's reinstatement petition.

*On March 1, 2002, the Virginia Supreme Court denied the petition for reinstatement.

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November 16, 2001*

William J. Dougherty, P. O. Box 2008, Newport News, VA 23609-0008

VSB Docket No. 02-000-1411

On November 16, 2001, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended William J. Dougherty, Jr.'s license to practice law. On October 5, 2001, Mr. Dougherty was convicted in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, of aiding and abetting the filing of a false tax return, in violation of 26 U.S.C. 7206(2), a felony. Accordingly, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has summarily suspended his license to practice law in Virginia. A hearing to determine whether his license should be further suspended or revoked is scheduled for December 14, 2001 in Richmond.

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*On February 18, 2004, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked William J. Dougherty’s license to practice law in Virginia.

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November 16, 2001

Oscar de Leon Noblejas, P.O. Box 10856, Burke, VA 22009-0856

VSB Docket No. 01-052-0781

On November 16, 2001, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand with terms to Oscar de Leon Noblejas. In 1996, Mr. Noblejas was hired by three clients who had suffered personal injuries in a automobile accident. He and his clients co-executed assignment and authorization agreements for the medical services provided to the clients by their treating physician. When the cases were settled, Mr. Noblejas did not pay the medical bills in accordance with the agreements.

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November 15, 2001

Michael Willis Cullinan Harris, Suite 500B, 3108 North Parham Road, Richmond, Virginia 23294

VSB Docket Nos. 01-032-0041, 01-032-0042, 01-032-0605, 01-032-1084

On November 15, 2001, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board indefinitely suspended Michael Willis Cullinan Harris's law license due to a disability. This was an agreed disposition of four misconduct cases against Mr. Harris. The board also found disciplinary rule violations in each of the cases. If the disability suspension were ever lifted, the violations may result in further proceedings and sanctions.

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November 8, 2001

Charles Ivey Billman, 1817 North Quesada Street, Arlington, Virginia

VSB Docket No. 00-041-0035

On November 6, 2001, pursuant to an agreed disposition, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Charles Ivey Billman's license to practice law for six months and directed him to refund $2,500 in legal fees. The board found that Mr. Billman was paid $5,000 to represent a prisoner in a habeas case. Mr. Billman gave $1,000 of the fee to another prisoner for referring the client to him and for promising to do legal research and draft a motion. The board also found that Mr. Billman was not initially forthright with his client about his arrangement with the other prisoner and did not record the time he spent on the case.

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October 31, 2001*

Robert Brown Patterson, P.O. Box 2051, Middleburg, Virginia 20118

VSB Docket Nos. 00-070-0532, 00-070-2906 and 00-070-2737

On October 26, 2001, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand to Robert Brown Patterson for failing to obey orders of two federal courts. The board found that he did not timely pay a sanction imposed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and did not comply with a discovery order in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Furthermore, the board found that Mr. Patterson 1) did not seek lawful objectives of his client, 2) did not carry out his contract of employment with his client, and 3) prejudiced his client in the course of the professional relationship.

* The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board found no violations in VSB Docket No. 00-070-2737.

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October 31, 2001

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

VSB Docket Nos. 97-033-1757, 97-033-1987 and 01-033-1115

For the second time in sixty days, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board sanctioned Charles Jefferson McCall for not complying with an order of the board. On October 26, 2001, the board added thirty days to a thirteen month and one day suspension imposed on August 27, 2001. The August suspension resulted from Mr. McCall's failure to comply with terms associated with a public reprimand for neglecting client matters, failing to communicate about client matters, and committing multiple trust account violations. The August order required Mr. McCall to petition a court to determine the appropriate disposition of $3,640.41 in trust funds. It also required that by September 26, 2001, he provide bar counsel a copy of the petition and proof that he tendered the money to the court. Mr. McCall filed the petition but did not submit a copy of the petition and requisite proof to bar counsel in a timely manner.

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October 31, 2001

Charles Edward Ayers, Jr., 710 North Hamilton Street, Richmond, Virginia 23221-2035

VSB Docket No. 94-032-0554

On October 24, 2001, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand with terms effective November 20, 2001, to Charles Edward Ayers, Jr. based upon an agreed disposition.

In accepting the agreement, the board found that Mr. Ayers had engaged in conflicts of interest with clients by participating in business transactions in which his own personal and business interests were in conflict with, and differed from, the interests of his clients. The board also found that certain funds had not been properly handled.

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October 26, 2001

Steven Paul Hanna, Suite 116, 2025 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23223-7069

VSB Docket No. 01-032-1083

On September 14, 2001, the Third District Committee, Section II publicly reprimanded Steven Paul Hanna. In 1997, Mr. Hanna was hired to seek expungement of his client's criminal record. He took no action on the expungement until a bar complaint was filed three years later and never completed the representation. The committee found that he violated the disciplinary rules by not handling the matter promptly and diligently, by not keeping his client informed, and by not properly terminating the representation. The committee also found that he did not properly safeguard his client's retainer by depositing it in an escrow account.

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October 26, 2001

Charles D. Chambliss, Jr., 21st Center, Suite 207, 2025 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23223.

VSB Docket Nos. 99-033-1982, 99-033-2199, 00-033-1650 and 00-033-2036

On October 6, 2001, pursuant to an agreed disposition, the Disciplinary Board issued a public reprimand with terms to Mr. Chambliss. The board found that Mr. Chambliss failed to attend promptly to three client matters and to keep the clients reasonably informed about the matters; that he did not adequately explain his fees to two clients; and that in a fourth matter conflicting interests precluded him from representing two clients in connection with loans one client made to the other.

The terms provide that by October 24, 2001, Mr. Chambliss will pay one client the amount she would have recovered had he filed her personal injury lawsuit in a timely manner; refund fees and costs a second client paid in connection with a divorce proceeding; pay two years of accrued interest on loans one client made to another; and refund the fees another client paid him in a collection action. In addition, if Mr. Chambliss continues in the general practice of law and maintains a law office after January 1, 2001, he must arrange for a Virginia State Bar Risk Manager to audit his law office and practice by June 30, 2002.

If Mr. Chambliss fails to comply with any of the terms, he will be suspended from the practice of law for one year.

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October 23, 2001

John Lydon McGann, Suite 206, 4101 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

VSB Docket No. 98-041-0972

On September 18, 2001, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board upheld a Public Reprimand with Terms issued to John Lydon McGann by the Fourth District Committee, Section I. The Board found that Mr. McGann represented five criminal co-defendants under circumstances that presented a conflict of interest. The Board also found that Mr. McGann failed to attend promptly to his clients' cases and that he failed to keep his clients reasonably informed about matters related to his representation. Under the terms of the reprimand, Mr. McGann is required to attend continuing legal education courses in the fields of criminal defense and legal ethics.

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October 4, 2001

Patrick DeWitt Killebrew, 9440 Stanmore Place, Richmond, Virginia 23236

VSB Docket Number 00-000-1844

On September 21, 2001 the Virginia Supreme Court adopted the Disciplinary Board's recommendation and entered an order reinstating Patrick DeWitt Killebrew's license to practice law. Mr. Killebrew surrendered his law license in 1992 after pleading guilty to felony possession of heroin.

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October 5, 2001

Robert Stanley Powell, 2200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22201

VSB Docket No. 99-041-2484

Robert Stanley Powell petitioned the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board to surrender his license to practice law in Virginia with disciplinary charges pending. The Board accepted the petition and revoked his license on September 28, 2001. At the time he surrendered his license to practice law, Mr. Powell was charged by the Bar with multiple acts of misappropriation, conversion, and/or embezzlement of funds tendered to him, on behalf of a client, as a fiduciary; failure to place his client's personal property in a place of safekeeping; failure to deliver items of personal property consistent with his client's instructions; and failure to maintain his trust account and related records in the manner required by the Virginia Code of Professional Responsibility.

 

October 4, 2001

Salvage DeLacy Stith, 3604 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth, Virginia 23703

VSB Docket No. 00-000-2051

On October 2, 2001, the Supreme Court of Virginia denied Salvage DeLacy Stith's petition for reinstatement of his license to practice law. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Mr. Stith's license in 1994 for improper recordkeeping resulting in overdrafts on his trust account and neglect of client legal matters.

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October 4, 2001

Gary Alan Howard, 9705 Zimbro Avenue, Manassas, VA 20110-4272

VSB Docket Number 01-000-0008

On September 21, 2001 the Virginia Supreme Court adopted the Disciplinary Board's recommendation and entered an order reinstating Gary Allen Howard's license to practice law. Mr. Howard surrendered his law license with disciplinary charges pending on June 21, 1999.

October 4, 2001

Lynn Curtis Brownley, P.O. Box 2-H, Montross, Virginia 22520

VSB Docket No. 00-000-2897

On October 2, 2001, the Supreme Court of Virginia adopted the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board's recommendation and denied Lynn Curtis Brownley's petition for reinstatement of his license to practice law. After being convicted of felony possession of cocaine, Mr. Brownley surrendered his license on April 4, 1989 with disciplinary charges pending.

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October 3, 2001

Walter Cornelius Whitt, Jr., F-1, 2524 George Washington Hwy, Yorktown, Virginia 23693-3423

VSB Docket Nos. 00-011-0904, 00-010-1226, 00-010-1649, 00-010-2506
00-010-2637, 01-010-1719, 01-010-2210, 01-010-2304
01-010-2309, 01-010-2310, 01-010-0012

On September 27, 2001, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Walter Cornelius Whitt, Jr.'s license to practice law for an indefinite period of time. The Board found that Mr. Whitt suffered from a disability that impaired his ability to practice law, in accordance with an Agreed Disposition between Mr. Whitt and the Virginia State Bar. The Board also found, in accordance with the agreement, that Mr. Whitt committed professional misconduct in eleven cases pending before the Board. Specifically, the Board found that Mr. Whitt failed to properly account for client funds, used client funds for his own purposes, repeatedly failed to appear in court, and failed to communicate with several clients or diligently pursue their cases. Mr. Whitt may petition for reinstatement of his license if he can prove that he no longer suffers from a disability. At such time, he will be subject to further disciplinary action for the misconduct found.

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October 3, 2001

James A. Winstead, 308 Mapleshore Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320-6920

VSB Docket No. 00-010-2935

On September 25, 2001, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the law license of James A. Winstead, 308 Mapleshore Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320-6920 for one year, with all but thirty days of the sanction suspended for a period of one year. The suspension, which will begin on November 24, 2001, derived from an Agreed Disposition between Mr. Winstead and the Virginia State Bar. Mr. Winstead stipulated to charges that he wrongfully failed to pursue a worker's compensation matter, and failed to communicate with his client about it. The Board considered Mr. Winstead's prior disciplinary record in approving the agreed upon sanction.

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October 2, 2001

Jeffery Martin Laub, 10615 Millet Seed Hill, Columbia, Maryland 21044

VSB Docket No. 02-000-0194

On September 28, 2001, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the law license of Jeffrey Martin Laub's license to practice law. Previously, Mr. Laub pled guilty in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland to mail fraud in violation of Title18 U.S.C. Section 1341, Case No. DKC-01-0281. The basis of the criminal charge and the Board's revocation order was the conversion by Mr. Laub of monies paid to his office as a collections attorney for New York and New Jersey state agencies under the Guaranteed Student Loan Program.

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October 2, 2001

Stephen Gary Merrill, Ghent Law Offices, 2019 Llewellyn Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23517-2234

VSB Docket No. 00-022-3088

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Stephen Gary Merrill's law license for 90 days. Previously, Mr. Merrill pled guilty in the Isle of Wight General District Court to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute (less than _ ounce) in violation of Code of Virginia section 18.2-248.1(a)(1). The basis of the criminal charge and the Board's suspension order was Mr. Merrill's cultivation of approximately 180 marijuana plants on his property in Isle of Wight. The Board found Mr. Merrill's conduct violated Disciplinary Rule 1-102 (A)(3) as a crime reflecting adversely on Mr. Merrill's fitness to practice law. The effective date of the suspension is November 1, 2001.

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October 1, 2001

Arthur Charles Ermlich, Jr., Esq., Suite 103 , 2397 Court Plaza Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

VSB Docket No. 01-000-1260

On September 28, 2001, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Arthur Charles Ermlich, Jr.'s license to practice law for a period of 30 days.

Mr. Ermlich admitted that he failed to perfect a client's appeal of a criminal conviction to the Virginia Court of Appeals and that he failed to inform his client of the appeal's status. The client learned his appeal had been dismissed when he contacted a circuit court clerk.

The Disciplinary Board imposed the 30 day suspension after considering Mr. Ermlich's prior disciplinary record, which showed he had already been disciplined twice for failing to perfect appeals and failing to inform clients of their cases' status. The Board also considered evidence that Mr. Ermlich was administratively suspended for failure to pay disciplinary costs to the bar, failed to appear for a district committee hearing on January 11, 2001, and failed to fulfill a previous disciplinary term requiring continuing legal education course work.

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September 27, 2001*

Michael Edwin Ford, 2408 Wanda Way, .Reston, Virginia 20191

VSB Docket No. 02-000-0610

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended the law license of Michael Edwin Ford by Order dated September 27, 2001. On August 22, 2001, Mr. Ford pled guilty to a felony in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2 and 1028(a)(1), (b)(1)(B), and (c)(3)(A), in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division. Between June of 1999 and February 26, 2001, in the Falls Church and Manassas Park, Virginia, Mr. Ford worked with other individuals to prepare fraudulent Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) identity affidavits for more than five aliens unlawfully present in the United States. These aliens used the fraudulent DMV forms Mr. Ford and his associates produced to obtain Virginia driver's licenses and identification documents to which the aliens were not legally entitled.

A hearing will be held before the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board on October 26, 2001, to determine whether Mr. Ford's law license should be further suspended or revoked.

*Mr. Ford surrended his license to practice law and it was revoked on October 26, 2001.


September 26, 2001

Linda Louise Immler, 362 Pecan Avenue, Fairhope, AL 36532

VSB Docket Nos. 00-022-3278, 01-022-1089, 01-022-1993, 01-022-2754, 01-022-3364

Linda Louise Immler surrendered her license to practice law on September 20, 2001. She petitioned the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board, and the board revoked her license effective September 24, 2001. Disciplinary charges against Ms. Immler were pending at the time she surrendered her license. Ms. Immler was under investigation by the Bar regarding several complaints that she failed to communicate with her clients, failed to move cases forward and take requested actions, and failed to refund unearned legal fees.

 

September 6, 2001

Jeffrey Martin Laub, 19615 Millset Seed Hill, Columbia, MD 21044

VSB Docket No. 02-000-0194

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended the law license of Mr. Laub by order dated September 4, 2001. Mr. Laub pled guilty in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland to mail fraud in violation of Title18 U.S.C. Section 1341, Case No. DKC-01-0281. A hearing will be held before the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board on Friday, September 28, 2001, to show cause why Mr. Laub'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 (E).

September 6, 2001

Irvin William Cubine, II, 228 North Donnawood Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452

VSB Docket No. 97-021-1218

On August 9, 2001, the Second District Committee, Section I, issued a Public Reprimand to attorney Irvin William Cubine, II, for his neglect of a real estate closing. Mr. Cubine failed to provide an original recorded deed of trust and the original final title policy to the lender for over six months after the closing occurred. These failures violated disciplinary rules that require an attorney to act with competence and promptness. Pursuant to an earlier Agreed Disposition, Mr. Cubine had received lesser discipline for the same violations, but he failed to fulfill the educational terms of the Agreed Disposition. The committee noted that the Agreed Disposition prevented it from imposing a harsher sanction upon Mr. Cubine.

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August 31, 2001

Eli S. Chovitz, St. Paul Building, Suite 503, 125 St. Paul's Boulevard, Norfolk, Virginia 23510.

VSB Docket Nos. 99-021-1626 and 99-021-2660 and 01-021-0217

On August 24, 2001, the Disciplinary Board suspended Eli S. Chovitz's license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for a period of one year, effective September 3, 2001.

The evidence in VSB Docket No. 99-021-1626 showed that Mr. Chovitz was retained to assist the co-administrators of an estate on January 16, 1998. Mr. Chovitz received numerous requests and warnings from the co-administrators and the commissioner of accounts to file an estate inventory and accounting but failed to act. After a delay of over one year, the co-administrators of the estate filed both the estate inventory and an affidavit in lieu of an estate accounting to satisfy the filing requirements and close the estate.

VSB Docket No. 99-021-2660 was occasioned by Mr. Chovitz's failure to file an estate inventory and estate accounting, and his failure to retain his file and records of the estate, for which he qualified as Administrator in December 21, 1982. Despite repeated notices and warnings from the Commissioner of Accounts, Mr. Chovitz failed to make any estate filings from 1983 to 2000, when the estate case was removed from the Court docket.

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board found that the alleged violations in VSB Docket No. 01-021-0217 were not proven by clear and convincing evidence. This case was dismissed.

Mr. Chovitz appealed his suspension to the Virginia Supreme Court which granted a stay effective August 31, 2001.  The Supreme Court later affirmed the board’s decision and the suspension became effective on May 13, 2002.

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August 29, 2001

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

VSB Docket Nos. 97-033-1757, 97-033-1987 and 01-033-1115


The Disciplinary Board approved an Agreed Disposition suspending Mr. McCall from the practice of law in Virginia, effective August 24, 2001, for thirteen months and one day. The Agreed Disposition also imposes terms upon Mr. McCall's reinstatement.

On March 6, 2000, by agreement, the Disciplinary Board publically reprimanded Mr. McCall for trust account violations and imposed terms requiring him to take steps necessary to get his trust account records in good order. After the bar challenged his compliance with the terms, Mr. McCall acknowledged that he had not complied with the terms, and the Disciplinary Board suspended him for one year and one day. The Disciplinary Board imposed an additional one month suspension for Mr. McCall's failure to file an estate accounting in a timely manner.

Terms associated with the month long suspension condition Mr. McCall's reinstatement to the practice of law on, among other things, a law office management expert setting up a trust account record keeping system for Mr. McCall and having a court determine the appropriate disposition of certain funds remaining in Mr. McCall's trust account.

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August 28, 2001

Kenneth Harrison Fails, II, Suite 920, 1850 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

VSB Docket No. 99-042-2832

On August 24, 2001, the Disciplinary Board suspended Mr. Fails's license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for a period of 90 days, effective August 24, 2001. Mr. Fails practiced law between October 30, 1998, and August 19, 1999, knowing that his license to practice law had been administratively suspended for noncompliance with Mandatory Continuing Legal Education, annual dues, and financial responsibility requirements.

The Fourth District Committee, Section II, certified this matter to the Disciplinary Board because Mr. Fails did not comply with the terms of an earlier private reprimand issued by the committee for the same misconduct.

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August 23, 2001

Peter W. Martone, Pavilion Center, Suite 703, 2101 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

VSB Docket No. 02-000-0335

On August 17, 2001, the Disciplinary Board entered an order indefinitely suspending Peter W. Martone's law license effective immediately. The basis for the suspension was a petition filed by Mr. Martone's guardian indicating he suffers from a mental disability that materially impairs his ability to practice law. The petition was supported by medical evidence and a prior recent judicial determination of disability.

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August 16, 2001

Charles R. Allen, Jr., 120 Church Avenue, SW, Roanoke, Virginia 24011-1906

VSB Docket No. 01-080-0604

On August 13, 2001, pursuant to an Agreed Disposition, the Eighth District Committee issued a Public Reprimand to attorney Charles R. Allen, Jr., for violating Rule 8.4(b) of the Rules of Professional Conduct. That rule provides that it is misconduct for an attorney to "commit a criminal or deliberately wrongful act that reflects adversely on the lawyer's honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer."

The committee found that an individual left an envelope at Mr. Allen's law office for Mr. Allen's client, who was incarcerated in the Roanoke jail. Mr. Allen visited his client in jail and delivered the envelope to him. In the envelope were one or more smaller envelopes, each containing twenty cigarettes. Section 18.2-474 of the Code of Virginia prohibits delivery of articles to prisoners without the jailor's permission. Portions of this stature prohibiting such deliveries were conspicuously posted in the jail.

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August 9, 2001

John Carter Morgan, Jr., 8626 Mountainview Avenue, Marshall, Virginia 20115

VSB Docket No. 01-000-1260

On August 1, 2001, a three-judge court in Fauquier County suspended John Carter Morgan's license to practice law for three years. The suspension order was retroactive to January 8, 2001, the date of an interim suspension entered by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board. The proceedings resulted from two felony drug convictions. Mr. Morgan pled guilty to attempted possession of cocaine and to possession of cocaine. In the attempted possession case, Mr. Morgan tried to buy cocaine from a court-appointed client. The three-judge court ruled that the suspension was appropriate despite the seriousness of the misconduct for the following reasons: Mr. Morgan was taking substantial and earnest measures to control his addiction; his past service to his clients was good; and the community supported his retaining his license. The court conditioned the suspension on the successful completion of probation in the criminal cases. If Mr. Morgan violates his probation, his license may be revoked.

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August 8, 2001

Mac Andres Chambers, 618 Colorado Street, Salem, Virginia 24153

VSB Docket Nos. 00-080-0491 and 01-080-0087

Following a hearing on June 26, 2001, the Eighth District Committee issued two Public Reprimands with Terms to Mac Andres Chambers (VSB Docket Nos. 00-080-0491 &
01-080-0087). The terms require Mr. Chambers to engage a risk manager to audit his practice and a mentor to assist him with cases.

Mr. Chambers conducted a real estate closing for business property, which was jointly owned by a married couple. He distributed $12,538.75, the entire proceeds of the sale, to the husband without the wife's knowledge or consent. He subsequently prepared a property settlement agreement for the husband that showed a $15,000.00 net loss on the sale and provided for the wife to relinquish all rights in the transaction. The committee found that Mr. Chambers breached his fiduciary duty as a settlement agent, engaged in a conflict of interest, and failed to communicate with his client.

The second reprimand was for incompetently handling two personal injury cases for the same client and for failing to communicate with that client. The client was involved in two automobile cases within five days. Liability was not an issue in either case. However, as a result of Mr. Chambers' actions, the client lost her right to pursue the claims and continues to be dunned for unpaid medical expenses relating to the accidents.

Mr. Chambers' address of record is 618 Colorado Street, Salem, Virginia 24153.

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August 3, 2001

Matthew Clark Vroom, 5211 Argall Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23508

VSB Docket Nos. 98-021-2668 and 01-021-2156

Matthew Clark Vroom petitioned the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board to surrender his license to practice law in Virginia with disciplinary charges pending on July 30, 2001. The board accepted the petition and revoked his license on August 2, 2001. Summaries of the charges will be forwarded to the Virginia Supreme Court.

August 3, 2001*

A. F. Robertson, Jr., Apartment 20L, 375 South End Avenue, New York, NY 10280

VSB Docket No. 02-000-0190

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended the law license of Mr. Robertson by order dated August 1, 2001. Mr. Robertson has been disbarred from the practice of law for the Supreme Court of the State of New York by order issued July 9, 2001. A hearing will be held before the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board on Friday, August 24, 2001, to show cause why Mr. Robertson'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).

*August 28, 2001

Archibald Francis Robertson, Jr., 375 South End Avenue, Apt. 20L, New York, N.Y. 10280

VSB Docket No.: 02-000-0190

On August 24, 2001, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Archibald F. Robertson, Jr.'s license to practice law in Virginia. The revocation was based upon actions taken against him by the State of New York Grievance Committee.

Mr. Robertson was disbarred by the Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division: Second Judicial Department by order dated July 9, 2001. In that matter, he was charged with twelve violations of professional misconduct. The charges were predicated on allegations that he engaged in conduct that adversely reflected on his fitness to practice law by failing to maintain a duly constituted escrow account, converting funds, commingling client funds with personal funds, failing to register with the Office of Court Administration, and failing to notify the Office of Court Administration of his change of address.

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August 1, 2001

Richard Dean Rogers, Jr., P.O. Box 369, Stuart, Virginia 24171-0369

VSB Docket Nos. 95-090-1593, 95-090-2294, 96-090-0550, 96-090-1860, 97-090-0015 99-090-1919, 01-090-2205 and 01-090-3136

Richard Dean Rogers, Jr., petitioned the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board to surrender his license to practice law in Virginia with disciplinary charges pending on July 23, 2001. The board accepted the petition and revoked his license on July 27, 2001. Summaries of the charges will be forwarded to the Virginia Supreme Court.

 

August 1, 2001

Charles Robert Gray, P.O. Drawer B, Chester, Virginia 23831

VSB Docket Nos. 00-031-2347/CRESPA

Respondent was alleged to have engaged in at least fourteen (14) instances of settlement and/or closing transactions in residential real estate matters without having registered under the Consumer Real Estate Settlement Protection Act (CRESPA). In thirteen of the fourteen cases, the Board determined that Respondent's participation in the real estate matters notwithstanding, he was not listed as the Settlement Agent on the HUD-1 Statements and could not be found guilty of a violation under the CRESPA regulations as they are written. Therefore, all thirteen matters were summarily dismissed. In the fourteenth matter, wherein the Respondent was listed as the Settlement Agent on the HUD-1 Statement, the Board determined the Bar had not proven by clear and convincing evidence that Respondent had engaged in a violation of CRESPA. That matter was also dismissed.

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August 1, 2001

Margo Bly Owen, Suite 302, 200 Little Falls Street, Falls Church, Virginia 22046

VSB Docket No. 98-041-2379

On July 19, 2001, pursuant to an agreed disposition, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Ms. Owen's license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for a period of ninety (90) days, commencing September 1, 2001. Ms. Owen was found to have violated certain sections of DR 3-101 through 104, DR 5-101 and 106, DR 6-101, and DR 9-102 of the Virginia Code of Professional Responsibility.

Ms. Owen worked in concert with a nonlawyer who operated a bankruptcy "clinic." The nonlawyer would meet with the bankruptcy clients, render legal advice to them, and prepare documents on their behalf. Ms. Owen was paid a fee by the nonlawyer and/or the bankruptcy clinic to attend 341 creditors' meetings. In most instances, Ms. Owen's first contact with the clients was at the creditors' meetings. Among other things, the Board found that Ms. Owen aided the unauthorized practice of law, shared legal fees with a nonlawyer, formed a partnership for the practice of law with a nonlawyer, and failed to cause fees received to be deposited in an attorney trust account, as required. The Board considered the following mitigating factors in accepting the proposed sanction: absence of a prior disciplinary record; absence of a dishonest or selfish motive; inexperience in the practice of law; delay in disciplinary proceedings; imposition of other penalties or sanctions; remorse; and cooperative attitude toward the disciplinary proceedings.

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July 13, 2001

Kerry Dane Armentrout, Armentrout & Armentrout, P.L.C., 50 South Liberty Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

VSB Docket Nos. 99-070-1479, 99-070-2073, 99-070-2806

On June 22, 2001, Kerry Dane Armentrout received an Admonition from the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board. Mr Armentrout, on the behalf of a client, filed a suit for damages against an insurance carrier and an insurance agency. He filed a motion for judgment, but then did not take any discovery procedures, did not respond to the defendant's Request for Admissions, and did not set a trial date. With the client's knowledge, he nonsuited and then refiled a motion for judgment but directed that the defendants not be served. More than a year elapsed without service upon the defendants, and the client thereby lost the ability to prosecute the action to recover a personal judgment.

The Disciplinary Board hearing was on June 22, 2001. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board found that the alleged violations in VSB Docket Nos. 99-070-1479 and 99-070-2806 were not proven by clear and convincing evidence. These cases were dismissed.

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July 11, 2001*

Jeffrey Peter O'Connell, 10521 Judicial Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030

VSB Docket Nos. 01-051-0573, 01-051-1211, 01-051-2101, 01-051-2547, 01-051-2913

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended the law license of Jeffrey Peter O'Connell by Order dated June 29, 2001. A receiver was appointed for Mr. O'Connell's law practice by Order of the Circuit Court of Fairfax County entered June 6, 2001. Mr. O'Connell's law office telephone was disconnected in April of 2001. Mr. O'Connell moved from his law office on May 31, 2001, leaving numerous client files and financial records strewn about the office, but leaving no forwarding address or telephone number where his clients could contact him. Mr. O'Connell also failed to change his address of record with the Virginia State Bar. A number of Mr. O'Connell's clients complained to the Virginia State Bar that Mr. O'Connell received advance payments of legal fees from them, failed to perform the legal work for which they hired him, and then could not be further contacted regarding the status of the clients' cases or to provide refunds of the clients' money.

A hearing will be held before the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board on July 27, 2001 to determine whether Mr. O'Connell's law license should be further suspended or revoked.

*August 1, 2001

Jeffrey Peter O'Connell, Suite 100, 10521 Judicial Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

VSB Docket Nos. 01-051-0573, 01-051-1211, 01-051-2101, 01-051-2547 and 01-051-2913

Jeffrey Peter O'Connell petitioned the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board to surrender his license to practice law in Virginia with disciplinary charges pending on July 24,2001. The board accepted the petition and revoked his license on July 25, 2001. Summaries of the charges will be forwarded to the Virginia Supreme Court.

 

July 11, 2001*

Michael Alan Ceballos, 200 East Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202

VSB Docket No. 01-000-3285

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Michael Alan Ceballos's license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia effective June 29, 2001. Mr. Ceballos has been suspended from the practice of law by order issued January 31, 2001, by the Supreme Court of Florida.

Mr. Ceballos was ordered to appear before the Disciplinary Board at the State Corporation Commission, Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street, Courtroom B, 2nd Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23219, at 9:00 a.m., on Friday, July 27, 2001, to show cause why his license to practice law within the Commonwealth of Virginia should not be further suspended or revoked.

*August 7, 2001

Michael Alan Ceballos, III, 200 East Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202.

VSB Docket No. 01-000-3285

On June 29, 2001, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board took reciprocal action and issued an interim suspension of Mr. Ceballos's license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The reciprocal action was based upon an order entered on January 31, 2001, by the Supreme Court of Florida, suspending Mr. Ceballos from practicing law in Florida for an indefinite period of time. By order entered July 13, 2001, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board appointed a guardian ad litem for Mr. Ceballos based upon evidence that Mr. Ceballos may suffer from a disability. Mr. Ceballos' guardian ad litem and bar counsel subsequently filed a Joint Petition for Disability with the Disciplinary Board. Disability evidence was presented at a hearing on July 27, 2001. Based upon the evidence presented, the Disciplinary Board found that Mr. Ceballos suffers from a disability and suspended his license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia indefinitely.

 

July 11, 2001

Roy Reid Young, III, 60 West Church Street, P.O. Box 1312, Martinsville, Virginia 24114

VSB Docket No. 99-000-2831


On June 22, 2001, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board fined Roy Reid Young $1500 for failing to register as a settlement agent as required by the Consumer Real Estate Settlement Protection Act.

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July 11, 2001*

Bridgette Miriam Harris, Suite 303, 7603 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20012

VSB Docket No. 01-000-3231

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Bridgette Miriam Harris's license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia effective June 29, 2001. Ms. Harris has been suspended from the practice of law for a period of thirty (30) days effective October 21, 1999, by the Court of Appeals of Maryland.

Ms. Harris was ordered to appear before the Disciplinary Board at the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, tenth and Main Streets, Second Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23219, at 9:00 a.m., on Friday, July 27, 2001, to show cause why her license to practice law within the Commonwealth of Virginia should not be further suspended or revoked.

*August 2, 2001 BRIDGETTE MIRIAM HARRIS, ESQ.
also known as: BRIDGETTE HARRIS-SMITH, ESQ.
BRIDGETTE M. SMITH, ESQ.
VSB Docket No. 01-000-3231

In VSB Docket No. 01-000-3231, on July 27, 2001, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Ms. Harris's license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for a period of thirty (30) days, effective June 29, 2001. The suspension represents "reciprocal discipline" imposed in Virginia on the basis of a thirty (30) day suspension imposed upon Ms. Harris by the Court of Appeals of Maryland in a decision filed on September 21, 1999. The primary misconduct found by the Court of Appeals of Maryland was Ms. Harris's unauthorized practice of law in that state.

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July 11, 2001*

Bridgette Miriam Harris, Suite 303, 7603 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20012

VSB Docket No. 01-000-3232

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Bridgette Miriam Harris's license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia effective June 29, 2001. The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland at Greenbelt, entered an Order suspending the right of Bridgette Miriam Harris to practice before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland on June 15, 1999.

Ms. Harris was ordered to appear before the Disciplinary Board at the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, tenth and Main Streets, Second Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23219, at 9:00 a.m., on Friday, July 27, 2001, to show cause why her license to practice law within the Commonwealth of Virginia should not be further suspended or revoked.

*August 2, 2001 BRIDGETTE MIRIAM HARRIS, ESQ.
also known as: BRIDGETTE HARRIS-SMITH, ESQ.
BRIDGETTE M. SMITH, ESQ. VSB Docket No. 01-000-3232

In VSB Docket No. 01-000-3232, on July 27, 2001, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Ms. Harris's license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia indefinitely, effective June 29, 2001. The suspension represents "reciprocal discipline" imposed in Virginia on the basis of an indefinite suspension imposed upon Ms. Harris by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland by order dated June 14, 1999. Ms. Harris consented to the imposition of such discipline by the bankruptcy court following issuance of orders to show cause stemming, in part, from a "course of continuing conduct by [Ms. Harris] of misfeasance and nonfeasance observed by Judges of [the bankruptcy court].

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July 11, 2001

Anthony Fitzroy Reid, Second Floor, 318 North Henry Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

VSB Docket Nos. 00-042-1677, 00-042-2140, 01-042-0918 and 01-042-1111

Anthony Fitzroy Reid petitioned the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board to surrender his license to practice law in Virginia with disciplinary charges pending on June 20, 2001. The board accepted the petition and revoked his license on June 22, 2001. Summaries of the charges will be forwarded to the Virginia Supreme Court.

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